Oct 22, 2016
The professor is very patient, he spends a lot of time making sense of the equations and the calculation process, which helps me comprehend the concepts and their application really a lot. Thank you!
Jul 21, 2019
excellent course. just wish the answers of the tests could be provided at some point and some new questions included with other figures as I found it difficult to understand my mistakes at first.
創建者 Hanah G•
Jul 02, 2019
I found this course to have a lot of relevant and useful information which gave me a basic understanding of corporate finance. The downside is that much of the maths needed to complete the quizzes is assumed knowledge and is not explained during lectures, so for some people it will be necessary to first learn how to perform algebra. At times, the quizzes also required information to complete them that was beyond the scope of the lectures they referred to.
Jun 28, 2017
This is a pretty good introduction or refresher for very basic concepts in Corp Finance. The lectures and slides were very clear and organized, but it was frustrating to not have answers or explanations for the problem sets (aside from forum discussions), and I don't think there were enough practice problems overall. It takes a lot of practice to really nail down the concepts, and 4-5 short questions per week is not enough.
創建者 Duckenson J•
Mar 28, 2018
Great course. I did not give it a 5 star because it was not as easy to follow as some of the other business courses I've taken on Coursera. This is probably because Corporate Finance is hard to explain in simple words inherently. However, if you do take the course, stick with it till the end. The first couple weeks will change the way you look at money. I found week 4 to be quite entertaining and informative.
創建者 Akash D T•
Jun 03, 2017
Its a great experience carrying out this course with such great tutors. very nice explanations given in class and in a very understandable manner. but there is a suggestion that i want to give that is more questions should be solved in the class so that it becomes more easy for the students to understand the course and go through the problem sets.
創建者 Miltiadis K•
May 23, 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed this course though sometimes keeping up to pace with the professor proved a little difficult, especially for someone whose last finance course was back in 1999. This course has helped me understand stocks, commodities and investment banking. Thank you very much. I've just enrolled into my third course with Wharton.
創建者 Majd t•
Jul 15, 2018
great lecturer great course, the lecturer's enthusiasm is infectious. I am a structural engineering intern and i look forward to understanding and learning more about corp fin. Improvements: EXCEL based questions would be extremely useful to improve computer skills in work place. More questions as well. 4 per week isnt enough :)
創建者 Edith M•
May 22, 2020
Good instructor, but he moves fast!!! I wish there were some reading assignments (even just a couple of pages) so that the content sinks in better. Wouldn't recommend this course to anyone who doesn't have basic math concepts down. Great for those professionals in the corporate world who just want to understand the "lingo."
創建者 Nagaraja S•
Apr 27, 2020
It gives a good introduction. However, application of these concepts is what we need to do to learn the concepts. I feel there needs to be Excel-based problems, more detailed to firm up the concepts. You can make these questions optional. But actually building the models in Excel is will will make the students learn
創建者 Katherine D•
Mar 10, 2016
Very infomrativ. Did a great job of presenting real world cases and discussing the advantages and disadvantages of NPV and IRR. I feel like I understood the DCF and FCF concepts pretty quickly and wish we could have delved deeper into the full project analysis and sensitivity analysis presented in the spreadsheet.
創建者 Varun V P•
Sep 03, 2018
While the course was satisfactory as a whole, it felt like it lacked breadth compared to the other courses in the specialization. Was very light and could be completed easily. But the topics explored were done very well great job by Prof Roberts in making it so student friendly and understandable for everyone!
創建者 Kim C•
Jun 05, 2020
Very well taught by the professor. He was enthusiastic and told us many real-life examples. Although, I would like it if the course were a little more lucid to those entering the finance world with an empty slate. However, overall a wonderful course and would definitely recommend it. Thanks professor Roberts!
創建者 Nanyi D•
Jan 18, 2016
It is super helpful to know the general idea of the corporate finance by taking the course. While the course provides extending books to read for the subject, nothing is really in depth within the lectures. And I think it would be helpful for lots of people if the course provided explanation of quiz answers.
創建者 Steven A•
Apr 20, 2018
Lecturers give clear explanation in every topic. They also give examples on how to use the formulas. There are additional quizzes for practice as well. The graded quizzes assess the participant not only in theory, but also in application. Mentor replies the questions clearly in the discussion forum.
創建者 Aleksei B•
May 14, 2016
The course was really good: illustrative and clearly delivered explanations, comprehensible visualizations. Though, it looks like the old course being edited with some of the topics removed. I.e. some other topics might have been useful as well of introduction. Still, the present material is great.
創建者 Anne S•
Oct 19, 2018
This course was good for a basic understanding of terms and everyday calculations, but mastery is hard to achieve since the tests only have 4 questions, and I never really mastered the algebra that is needed to go along with this course. Failure of my high school teachers, not this course's fault.
創建者 Hanghang L•
Feb 21, 2016
I like the course since the basic concept is concise and clear.The review for every lesson highlights the essence of the class and the professor simplified the class by giving enough examples.I will enjoy the class better if the exams are more challenge and more related to the professor's lecture.
創建者 Camille H•
Oct 15, 2017
I've learned a lot and am now more aware of some technical aspects of finance. I was however expecting more general knowledge (more like a beginner's class) rather than tool to use on an everyday basis.
At the end it does become quite a bit hard to follow and agregate all the formulas together.
創建者 Sri B V•
Aug 05, 2016
Material was interesting and engaging. Sometimes the professor skips over material assuming the learner to understand where he is coming from and uses terms without defining them. Could be improved with more examples and more practice so it is not so abstract, especially in the last module.
創建者 Patrick R•
Aug 06, 2017
Great, informative class that I felt as though I learned a lot of theoretical and practical applications. My only criticism is that the problem sets were short and did not test the concepts in much depth and when an answer was incorrect, did not receive any feedback regarding why
創建者 Kumar V•
May 21, 2020
The content of this course is very useful and you get to know many knowledgeable tools of finance in corporate worlds and investment banks. I personally feel if the explanation was more inclusive and easy, it would have eliminated confusions and time consumption.
創建者 Lu L•
Nov 13, 2018
Useful tool, though I think we need to extend the length of the course or combine this course with Financial Accounting. Financial accounting is a basis for corporate finance, however without the real application of financial accounting, that course is so boring.
創建者 Priyank D•
Jun 17, 2020
The last week was very exciting and I was expecting to see more complex problems in the quiz but unfortunately quiz isnt very challenging. The same is true for all the quiz. It would be great to have addition optional advance quiz like "honors optional"
創建者 AJIT S U•
Apr 17, 2016
The course is named appropriately as it only gives an introduction and not a detailed view. But there is only one course about finance in this specialization, therefore it could be made more rigorous to cover-up for the lack of advanced followup course.
創建者 Xintian S•
Feb 05, 2018
It would be nice if the quiz has detailed solutions, since you wouldn't know how you did that wrong at the end. But the forum session is definitely helpful. Week 4 material is kind of jumped too much from previous ones. great course for beginner.
創建者 Veeral M•
Mar 06, 2016
Having minimal financial background, this course helped me understand certain principles that i come across as a consultant in my day to day life. I would highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to understand the basics of DCF, NPV and IRR