This course has made me understand cost accounting, has provided a fresh perspective on how to solve some of the challenges i had with management accounting and as a bonus, made me love maths again :)
The course is worth the time , the faculty teaches you about some complicated advance formulae with so much clarity and ease that even beginners can be pro in excel related to business and finance.
por Jorge B•
The spreadsheet portion should be included in the slides.
por zhang x•
Questions are just not related...and "Random Generated"
por Mathew G•
The lectures were great. The quizzes were confusing.
por Christine J A•
PDFs could have had more information on the lessons.
It's very quick and quizzes do not prepare properly.
por Patrick K•
quizzes were poorly written but interesting content
por Ifeanyichukwu H N•
Some Quiz questions were a little bit open ended
por Prithvir J•
didnt learn much and the quizzes were terrible
por Rui M L R•
some parts of the sessions are very confused
por Steve H•
Very hard to plug in formulas on the quizes.
por ANGEL F U•
Students need more explanation and practice.
por Francisco J S M•
Content is good but not practical enough
por Tomas C d l F•
too superficial in the discussed ideas
por Bei J•
quiz design is extremely confusing
por Hector P•
A bit too basic at the beginning.
Quiz questions were ambiguous.
por XI R•
Material is not deep enough.
por Viktor L•
Good course overall
por Henrik Y•
Very tough quizzes
por Thomas V•
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por Orlando C•
The Wharton School and Penn by extension has taken such tremendous effort to put together a great on-line offering. Some of their finest professors have made some of their rigorous coursework easily accessible via this platform.
This course however is one of the weakest that I have experienced both on this platform and from The Wharton School. The material covered is indeed dry in nature but the lectures - uninspiring - make it more so. The quizzes, designed to test your retention and understanding of material covered are ambiguously worded and not at all helpful in developing skill level around modeling. In more than one case, students are asked to write formulas that can use input data to create an output that will help make a decision. Many correct formulas are not recognized as correct by an overly rigid set of data in the grading system. That creates confusion - not helpful in developing skills.
Words such as "simplify" and "logical" appear in quizzes. These words are subjective, so the "logic" of a student may be different from the "logic" of the professor. Again, creates confusion.
It could be that one of the objectives of the professor is to get the student to think differently about modeling so as not to be overly linear. If that is the case, that is a good objective. However, whatever the objectives are - they are not clear nor directly put.
If you have little experience with financial models you will likely find this course to be both confusing and frustrating. If you have had some exposure to financial models you may find this course to be even more confusing and frustrating.
por David A•
Pros: -Learned some new Excel shortcuts and tricks
-What-if Analysis and Solver
-Random variables and Monte Carlo Sim
Cons: -The combination of boring lectures and next to no screen aids, as well as bare bones "slides" seemed like the course was setting students up for failure. Minimal effort toward the learning process, just lectures and working in Excel.
-Not a single "fill in the formula" quiz question was marked correct, even though I took the formulas directly from the Excel sheet (modified of course for the example cells in the questions). My only explanation for this was that maybe there is only one "correct" answer that can be input? So if I say C8*H3 and he says H3*C8 maybe it's wrong?
-The prof enjoys writing (and sometimes speaking) at a very high level. Complex wording and sentences that span 3 or 4 lines are difficult to decode. I found myself reading one of the quiz questions 5 times in a row trying to figure out what he was actually looking for. We understand, you have a PhD. State the question simply. True communication is the response you get. I felt he was trying to force people to decode his complicated writing instead of helping us to understand the concepts. Student understanding should be of greater concern than complex sentence structure.
Overall: I would only recommend this class if you really want to learn some new excel functions and need to know linear models and Monte Carlo simulations. Even then, I would exhaust other resources first.