The course format is good for finance beginners and the teaching is perfect.\n\nthe only problem is that I do not know when I should round up my answer in the test, that sometimes bothers me
The notes for this course were excellent, and the lectures were concise and easy to follow. Prof. Wachter is easy to listen to and is relaxed and helpful in her explanations.
by Adeer S•
Quizzes are very messy i.e. some questions are worded confusingly, some fields expect a percentage answer where the answer is actually supposed to be a numerical one, otherwise the course content is an 8/10.
by Rubi R B•
The teacher is very knowledgeable but sometimes passes some topics too fast and its hard to grasp the concept and the idea. The quizzes are not according to the classes that are given.
by Ann K•
There should have been many more examples and the quizzes after you submit them should should you the correct answer and how it was obtained.
by Ty D•
I am certain this is a good course, but no way is it a Beginner level. I was overwhelmed in the first 5 minutes.
by Senthil K S•
Lectures and material were not self sufficient - i had use other videos and books to learn the content
by John L•
This course was frustrating. There are errors and inconsistencies in the notes and exams, which makes it very frustrating. I lost a lot of time because, e.g. one answer required you to round differently from the other answers. Also, not all of the exam questions are straight-up applications of the examples in the lectures; instead, many are "applied" questions, where you have to stretch your understanding to know how to use the equations. I understand why this is a valuable type of question for achieving true learning, but in a learning scenario where you can't go back to the teacher and ask "why am I getting this wrong," and especially given how confusing the notes are, it is extremely frustrating.
by Yunjong G•
Nice supplementary materials but the lecturer basically repeats them without much contextual explanation to provide more insights or reasons.
by Jeremiah C•
very solid information but its not really a audit if they make you sign up to take the quizes. Loved this app but then they made this...
by Samantha A•
Good information, somewhat hard to understand when based solely on lectures and notes. Wasn't a very enjoyable course.
by Nicholas N•
Lectures were definitely not enough to cover quizzes
by ELENI B•
its not for beginners.
by Joy M•
The course overview is misleading and the information is rushed and doesn't provide enough information as to how the answer to formulas are figured out. I wish I knew this was an advance class as I would have done other course to gain more knowledge before even attempting this course.
by Lily K•
Impossible to understand as a beginner. Spelling errors all over. The math work isn’t shown so you have to guess. Awful!
by Савин М И•
Terrible course, and I can't even leave it (there is no such button, I can only share/review it
by mohammad y a•
the worest course i had take for ever! unfortunately, the professor dont know how to teach.
Very poor communicator. Unfortunately, the quality of the content is lost.
by Irene C•
Course was boring and quizzes didn't reflect well lecture materials.
by Kay K H S•
It is difficult to understand.
by David M•
One because I can't unenroll.
by Madihah s•
i did not sign up for this
by Galina P•
by Pim M•
While I can understand how some people feel that this course is challenging. Those with no background may find the course moves intensely into math and formulas and applying them. I also have limited background in Finance, but I did take the course "Introduction to Corporate Finance" before this course which made it easier for me to move along this course. So I recommend those who finds this course difficult to take "Introduction to Corporate Finance" first.
Having said that, I actually like the fact that this course focuses both on applying the concepts and formulas to understand finance as well as focuses on the math part as to how the formulas come about. Understanding, how finance formulas are formed helps me understand the concept more deeply. I also liked that this course use less multiple choices in tests, but rather type in the answer (numeric value), as it makes students try harder to come up with the answer.
The professor explains subjects well. The way the content and flow of the course is designed is superb.
Also, I do not see any problems or bugs or mistakes with the four quizzes. All of them has correct answers. Some answers may not be obvious at first, but after contemplating and reviewing the lecture over again, we will arrive at solutions.
by James K•
The course really gives me a clear insight on the basics on finance, It's really easy to understand and the lecturer do a great job in explaining the concept so it was easier to remember.
It explains clearly each of the financial terms and what it indicates, such as where NPV and IRR differs and where it's viable, Yield to maturity, etc. I would recommend this class to anyone new to finance!
by Anjana S•
I completed this course as a free trial course. I haven't studied Finance during my school years or in the university. But I understood every bit of it. Week 4 was a bit difficult but somehow managed to go through the course. It was great I got to earn the certificate during the free trial for this course. Thanks University of Pennsylvania
by Shunlong W•
This is the first course that I came into contact with when I first entered the coursera platform. The course schedule is very clear. You can learn a lot of practical content about interest rates, securities valuation, NPV rules and so on.