The techniques learned i this course can be applied in various investment settings. The excel workings really make things easy and applicable
Best course. I was able to apply what I learned to my job. My office loved the ideas I brought to the table from this course.
by Kumar A•
All the previous specializations were amazingly informative and practical. This one however lacks the pre-knowledge required and seems somewhat trivial to the whole course.
by David L B•
Interesting course material, but there were way too many mistakes in the exercise files. I felt we reached a low point when the only way to pass the assignments was to figure out what the instructor did wrong in the assignments, recreate those problems in my files, and then answer the questions "correctly" with the incorrect data. Really bad.
by Himanshu P•
Way too many errors in the graded assignment. Non-reponsive teaching assistants.
by Roger D•
I've tried a few courses that are similar and this one is better than average.
by Michael B•
While the material was good the quiz was frustrating (5 answers to the 13 questions on the quiz) so no way to go back and see the calculations.
by Stacey C R•
Too many errors in answer keys, and no real support to speak of. Disappointing.
by Gavesh Y•
Very bad quizzes due to incorrect answers!
by Akshay D•
This was an exceptionally well delivered course. Got to learn a lot. The concepts and their application at the beginners level was 100% perfect. Simple and clear use of jargons of finance made the understanding very easy to digest. Practice quiz and graded quiz. did test the proper application. Only one small suggesstion, after the course certification is completed, at the end, some more questions can be provided with solution as take-away practice for future reference and practice. This would enable the student to re-look and practice. Thank you Dr. Arzu for the wonderful compilations of notes, videos, etc. Kudos to you and Rice University. !!! Grateful. Stay safe in these time. -- Akshay D.
by Miao H•
To the successors:that is an intriguing and informative course,you can learn some useful skills and details concerning the Chartered Financial Analyst that the context (or course itself) in your country may not cover.
Very practical course. Highly recommended for someone pursuing a asset management role.
by Matteo E•
Excellent course, unfortunately ruined by the lack of support from mentoring or teaching staff. Also getting a peer review assigned is very difficult, probably due to shortage of students.
by Oleksandr S•
There were a lot of typos and errors in this course. Please, fix them. From the content perspective the course is very informative and I would suggest it
by Santiago R R•
Strange quizzes, short content. If you're doing the specialization I would still recommend it
by Nollymar L•
The course has many mistakes, especially the quizzes solutions. The staff was not very active answering forum questions. In some way, I felt disappointed taking this course, because the quality is very poor in comparison to the other three courses of this specialization. However, I hope this review helps the staff to improve the quality of this course for future students, considering that the teacher has a great methodology to explain the content.
by Daniel F•
Material was fantastic. Generally informative, and clear, however the quizs and projects, were often unintuitive, unclear, and at times, simply had the wrong answers. Very frustrating.
by Petri T•
A lot of errors in quizzes and lecture material which are not corrected in timely fashion.
by Fasih K•
Im not that happy with the tutor. teaching style is kind of reading the book.
by David K•
I'm rating this course as a 1 star not because this course is bad, uninformative or unhelpful. This course is actually good, yet I agree with some of other reviewers that previous courses of this specialization were better. With that in mind I would give it 3-4 stars. Nonetheless I am giving this rating because of many errors, typos and staff, that hasn't corrected any of the mistakes several years later after they were pointed out. Those mistakes and errors were frustrating at times and made my learning experience far worse. Let's hope that someone will notice and at last make this course more user-friendly.
by Thomas H•
Errors in support materials abound. Solutions to practice quizzes are incomplete. No response from course staff to address mistakes. It is disappointing to have taken the first three courses in this sequence and to run into such sloppiness in this one. Impossible to build upon what one has already learned.
by Steven E S•
The subject matter for this course is very, very interesting! The professor does a nice job of layering the complexity from basic concepts to more advanced concepts. However, this is where the "good news" ends. The course is full of all sorts of calculation errors on the graded quizes
by Hongze Z•
Graded quiz two is badly designed. Very hard to follow. The course materials do not explain how to calculate these measurements clearly at all.
Strongly not recommend this course.
by Boyi Y•
Dispointing course, just as bad as other courses in the series. I am taking it only because there is no other good alternative on courera.
by alerto 2•
This is a scam, the second exam is rigged for you to fail every time and have proof of this.
by Xiaochen H•
So many errors in quizzes and solutions. Waste of time.
by Hmei D•
Very good course, which provides practical tools and methodology to assess the risk and optimize the investment portfolios. I am honored and pleased to take the course. Appreciated in teacher's wonderful teaching and forum classmates' discussions. Would recommend to others. Best regards and Have a nice week.