Nov 12, 2016
This was a fantastic course, with a realistically attainable amount of material, and a humble, knowledgable professor whose teaching style makes a normally difficult topic very easy to understand.
Dec 07, 2017
Professor Weisbenner is fabulous! He is able to make anyone understand complex investment topics through his delivery and curriculum design. You are missing out not taking Investments from him!
by Michail V•
Nov 11, 2016
Ok up to Module 3. Module 4 very convoluted.
by Remco B•
Feb 12, 2018
Good content, overly talkative instructor.
by Murtaza P•
Nov 14, 2017
by Vinícius S C•
May 07, 2018
The professor could be more straight to the po
by Jennifer N•
Nov 15, 2018
The module videos are unnecessarily long. Though there is a lot to cover, I found the course less structured and on point compared to many other courses I’ve taken. Rather than breaking down a complex topic, I felt more confused during this course. I took key concepts and researched on my own to understand the material. After 5 hours of videos in one module, researching further to try to understand what I should be learning in these videos is frustrating. I recommend the professor consider rerecording this course, edit video lectures to 1/2-time (eliminate irrelevant information) tailor the manner of teaching to a beginner level, stay focused on relevant content and avoid digressing. Also, the obvious plugs for the MBA program are unnecessary - professor always mentions what the enrolled students will be doing in addition... that is not necessary for viewers who are not taking this as part of the program. On a positive note, the professor knows this material and is also very passionate about the topic and does his best to inject humor.
by Emi K•
Aug 04, 2019
Course lectures are too long between quizzes
by Shahid N•
Nov 17, 2019
The professor needs to use more examples with illustrations. I thought I could get more from the videos. There were so many places where I felt he just read the slide without explaining the formula or concept with numbers of figures etc.
by Jason D•
Feb 05, 2019
Instructor know's his stuff, but there are sooooo many "ahh" and "umm". It is impossible to follow. I expect better from U of I. Really ashamed. I counted it up and on average in one video he says it about every 10-12 seconds.
by Tarek B•
Jul 30, 2017
Professor goes off-topic very often and is not concise. Poor quality in general.
by Natalie C•
Oct 30, 2018
This course is a shameful mess.
by Manohar A•
Dec 03, 2018
I did not like the course. I am a visual learner and learn by reading and seeing. Most of the times important material (like formula, conclusions etc.) were left out from the course material. Formulas are given without explanations of individual components. It means that you have to go back to lectures and listen really hard to understand. Maybe the teachers should have given a text book instead.
I don't understand the concept of peer graded assignments - seems to me an absolute waste of everyones time