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How can you put data to work for you? Specifically, how can numbers in a spreadsheet tell us about present and past business activities, and how can we use them to forecast the future? The answer is in building quantitative models, and this course is designed to help you understand the fundamentals of this critical, foundational, business skill. Through a series of short lectures, demonstrations, and assignments, you’ll learn the key ideas and process of quantitative modeling so that you can begin to create your own models for your own business or enterprise. By the end of this course, you will have seen a variety of practical commonly used quantitative models as well as the building blocks that will allow you to start structuring your own models. These building blocks will be put to use in the other courses in this Specialization.
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University of Pennsylvania

Rating 4.4 based on 545 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Feb 18 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $99
From University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
Instructor Richard Waterman
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Data Science Business
Tags Data Science Data Analysis Business Business Essentials

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quantitative modeling in 30 reviews

This is an excellent course for all those who wants to learn Quantitative Modeling from very scratch.

If you need to recall the concepts regarding Quantitative Modeling then this is a great way to start.

This is something I would recommend to students who are seeking to gain an insight towards the world of quantitative modeling.

Overall, the course provided a solid introduction to Quantitative Modeling.

Through this course, I've learned basic knowledge and concepts of Quantitative modeling.

This was an awesome course on quantitative modeling.

Nice review of quantitative modeling fundamentals.

不错的课程。 Learned a lot about quantitative modeling.

easy to understand in 11 reviews

Really helpful course Explained in a simple and easy to understand way in the right pace.

Well explained and easy to understand.

Thank you Prof Waterman for taking complex concepts and presenting them in a easy to understand format.

Very interesting & easy to understand Excellent content and framing of how to approach quantitative modeling.

Extremely easy to understand and well explained!

The Course was easy to understand and pretty demonstrative as well.

Very well done and easy to understand.

Easy to understand and provide good theories Its good for the starters but touches very few and very basic concepts.

real world in 8 reviews

Not enough about formulas or real world application.

Could use more excel based exercises and examples but overall good broad explanations of different models I felt that there were insufficient examples to help us gain a better understanding of the concepts being taught Though introductory in nature for someone familiar with Math, the real world examples and corresponding explanations makes it really worth it.

Everything explained thoroughly with real world examples throughout that help to ground the more abstract mathematical concepts.

This course provides with the basics of modelling and establish steady connect between mathematical tools and real world business solution.

Excellent beginner material providing you basic concepts of quantitive modelling which provides the base to modelling of real world projects.

This course is a jumpstarter for those who are new to modeling and their real world applications in business.

Really superficial overview, I suppose it's good for just familiarizing oneself with assigning the appropriate model, but to shallow for any real carry over to the real world.

Instructor is clear and provides real world examples.

professor waterman in 8 reviews

I liked Professor Waterman; he is clear, gives examples, and doesn't just drone over the slides like my statistics professor did in college.

The concepts have been very well explained and thank you Professor Waterman.I wished if you had given us some practical examples to solve.

The course is great and gives a very good basic understanding of quantitative models Excellent for Beginner's A big thank you to Professor Waterman and the Coursera team.

It's also been a pleasure to master the course materials through lectures of professor Waterman, who made them easier to grasp.

Thank you Professor Waterman!

Enjo I love the content of this course Professor Waterman did an Excellent job of explaining complex concepts in an easy to understand language.

Professor Waterman presented the material in a clear and concise manner.

Professor Waterman did an excellent job of parsing the fundamentals without losing the finer details.

highly recommend in 7 reviews

Overall, it's a very good course, worth the money and time and I will highly recommend people to take it.

For anyone looking to get their head around modelling for Business I'd highly recommend.

U would highly recommend the course!

so useful This course helped me to understand, the main concepts about modeling with log, linear power and exponentials functions with very interesting examples of the real life, highly recommended.

I highly recommend to all who are interested in modelling reality to its nearest precision to start from here.

Following courses build directly upon this one, so I highly recommend!

I would highly recommend, to anyone, IT or business managers, professionals in all areas to take this course.

too easy in 7 reviews

It's too easy ...

good Good but too easy I have not been in school or class for many, many years but the instruction here was great.

Straight forward and filled with useful information, not too complex but not too easy.

Too fundamental, too easy.

Love those examples too easy.

Would have liked to get a bit more in-depth insight into certain topics but this course is called "Fundamentals of Quantitative Modeling" and does very good what is supposed to do.The reason I am not giving it a perfect score is because I felt like the assignments were too easy and the videos were a bit too long relative to the amount of information provided.

Exams are too easy, video lessons are boring and not engaging.


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University of Pennsylvania

Rating 4.4 based on 545 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Feb 18 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $99
From University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
Instructor Richard Waterman
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Data Science Business
Tags Data Science Data Analysis Business Business Essentials

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