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About the Course

Useful quantitative models help you to make informed decisions both in situations in which the factors affecting your decision are clear, as well as in situations in which some important factors are not clear at all. In this course, you can learn how to create quantitative models to reflect complex realities, and how to include in your model elements of risk and uncertainty. You’ll also learn the methods for creating predictive models for identifying optimal choices; and how those choices change in response to changes in the model’s assumptions. You’ll also learn the basics of the measurement and management of risk. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to build your own models with your own data, so that you can begin making data-informed decisions. You’ll also be prepared for the next course in the Specialization....

Top reviews

JN
Apr 12, 2018

covers good amount of material and exactly what is in the outline, presented with enough detail to follow. Good walk-through of the spreadsheets helps understanding, easy to follow along and practice.

LC
Dec 18, 2016

Material was very well presented. Week 3 was challenging, but taking time to print out the slides, work through them rigorously proved very helpful. I found all sections very, very informative.

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By Olga Y

Aug 12, 2019

4 starts only because Week 3 lecturer is not good at all. hard to follow, leaves things on slides unexplained. throws bunch of formulas forever without showing it in excel.

By James W

Jul 1, 2019

Not too bad of a course. Fairly beginner but there is some interesting things to learn. I would recommend watching the videos at 1.5x speed because they speak fairly slow.

By José L R C

Mar 12, 2020

Sergei should be more empathic, sometimes it feels boring; despite of that the entire course is great.

I would have love to practise a little bit more of simulation.

By DIANA O

Apr 22, 2020

Overall very interesting. Just week 3 was very hard to understand and the quiz had NOTHING to do with what the professor was explaining. He was very disorganized

By Douglas J

Dec 8, 2019

Overall very interesting, though the teachers waffle a bit at times and question 4 in the final test is not of an acceptable standard for a fixed course.

By Jason K

Dec 6, 2019

Good course, explanations sometime a bit hard to follow, but came away with a pretty solid understanding of how to run constraint optimizations in Excel.

By Alejandra C

Jun 14, 2017

It's hard to understand an accent and learn a brand new material at the same time. Having subtitles was very much helpful. Great course overall, thanks!

By mehul b

Oct 21, 2016

Professor Senthil ruined Week 3 with no explanation and reading exactly the same story from the slides. Rest course is interesting and engaging. Thanks.

By Daniel M

Dec 27, 2017

Good information on the use of spreadsheets. I had difficulty in Modules 3 & 4 on spreadsheet usage. Could tie instruction closer to quiz questions.

By Alexis R A

Jun 6, 2020

Good course, watch out for week 3, it's a bit hard to follow, but otherwise good. You will learn quite a lot about simulations and decision making.

By Daniel K H

May 17, 2016

Great content! My only suggestion would be a more in-depth course over a 2 or 3 month period (with the price adjusted accordingly).

By Washington A D

Apr 1, 2018

It's an important introduction course to modeling risks. Even not a complex examples we could see the basic theory to this topic.

By Morgan S

Apr 21, 2018

Lectures covered many applicable statistical topics. Professor could've explained a couple conclusions in greater depth.

By Neha K

Aug 6, 2017

Course was good. would have liked more depth into the theory. Really appreciated the practical focus though.

By Michael L

Dec 26, 2016

Well taught. The material and exams were challenging but well aligned. Best to playback at 1.25-1.5 though.

By Ian M

Jan 24, 2021

Great step-by-step explanations, although the assumed level of maths was not clear going in to the course.

By D A K

Nov 23, 2019

Good learn in modeling but some questions in quiz in week#4 is needed to tweak language to comprehension

By Noah B

Apr 19, 2016

Some good sections of the course, but others are not explained well at all. Overall valuable material

By Carlos P

Jun 17, 2020

Good course, considering the lenght of it. Do not expect a torought and detailed one, though.

By Xiaojun W

Dec 11, 2020

Very clear structure, very well-explained! However, the course is relatively simple

By Jakob P

Jul 11, 2017

The topics are introduced carefully and several examples are given. Easy to follow.

By Andrew S

Jun 28, 2019

Great course very interesting. One of the lectures is very hard to understand.

By Mariano C

Sep 12, 2019

Bit of a challenge especially coming down to the end but worth the effort.

By Caio G M

May 11, 2017

The last week was a quite bit confunsing.

The rest was pretty good!

By Ghanshyam

Apr 30, 2017

Useful for business risk analysis and modeling complex problem.