Jun 11, 2020
It is a business centred course that will help you understand the most important metrics. It includes comprehensive glossaries and lectures that will help you in the process and a lot of case studies.
Nov 2, 2018
really good bases for business metric if you already have a background you are going to enjoy and refresh you memory and if you don't have previous experiences is really easy to understand the concept
创建者 Maggie L•
Dec 8, 2015
I really did not like the portion that went into detail about business analytics and related career paths. Not a technical skill or ne
创建者 Injah S•
Oct 17, 2017
It would help to have more interaction whether via slides or examples.
创建者 Deleted A•
Aug 30, 2019
Very bare bones and mostly irrelevant to the industry
创建者 vadym h•
Jun 24, 2016
Authors are too greedy for the course material.
创建者 Zuoren P•
Jun 28, 2016
Can be packed into a two-week course.
创建者 William W•
Aug 10, 2016
Basic introduction to data analytics
创建者 Jacob S•
Feb 3, 2016
Very very entry level information.
创建者 Tobiloba K•
Jul 8, 2021
The Course is outdated
创建者 Jussi N•
Jan 9, 2017
Easy and pointless.
创建者 Michael M•
Nov 14, 2017
创建者 Nathan L A•
Oct 12, 2016
创建者 Brian N•
Jan 18, 2016
I would not recommend this course for a few reasons:
1. There are no course notes accompanying the video lectures. Transcripts of the lectures in unformatted text files and a glossary are available for download. I really can’t figure why the instructor doesn’t provide an outline of what key concepts he wants us to learn from each lecture. Also, I’m surprised that Coursera doesn't require a basic set of learning tools for a paid class, such as lecture notes or an outline. This might be a good class for you if learn well from videos.
2. The quizzes contain ambiguously written questions for no good reason.
3. Two weeks in and there is little substance. For example, week 2 includes a few Skype videos of the professor interviewing former students from a Duke Master’s program. They seemed like very intelligent and nice people but the content of the videos offered little value (i.e., nothing new) to someone already working in corporate IT.
创建者 Thomas N•
Feb 21, 2016
If you are going to try and complete the specialization for this course series I suggest you look elsewhere. I was able to complete the first course with ease, but the second course to this specialization felt incomplete and does not tie in very well with the how excel is used. Don't be fooled by how easy the first weeks assignment is for the second course of this specialization.
**My initial rating for this course alone was 4 stars, but due to the lack of effort and information in the 2nd course of this specialization I have to give this 1 star as these courses are all tied together.
创建者 Joan H•
Feb 6, 2016
I an very disappointed that DUKE hits your up for $79 just to grade the fist quiz (which should cost them $0). This is the fist time I have seen an Institution do this. I can understand charging for a certificate, or for a Final project, but not right out of the gate. I hope that the spirit of Coursera is not changing to a "pay to play" site. There are other higher rated Universities that take a more noble approach. I wonder if all the reviewers paid $79 day 1 for this class, or did DUKE recently changed their pricing policy after the reviews...
创建者 Jeremy B•
Jul 20, 2020
Absolutely did not click with the first week lecturer, and did not understand the relevance of some of his lessons to the bigger picture. The quizzes ask questions about the material that maybe demonstrate that I paid attention, but again, the relevance of the quizzes to the larger topic was occasionally not clear.
Course material aside, someone please also tell the instructor that it's okay to do a second take if he stumbles over his words or coughs. Super glad I didn't pay for this or I'd be annoyed at the low production value.
创建者 Anna S•
Sep 25, 2020
This course is badly structured and contains too much information from various poorly related areas, neither of which is explained properly. They tell you about private equity funds, Google AdWords, skills needed to become a Data Scientist, cash flows and the amount of time it takes one to learn SQL (this question was even included in test!). Some of the content includes recorded Skype interviews with poor image and sound quality. I would not recommend paying for this course
创建者 Grant V•
Apr 12, 2019
I have done a lot of online classes, and this is boring and very dull. There are so many better resources out there, and this lecture doesn't teach you anything. I wish this had better content and videos coming from Duke, and this is a very interesting subject as well. I am very disappointed in this product.
创建者 Lehar K•
Jul 11, 2016
The quality of videos is not good. There is some absurd voice in between. Also the course for week 3 has information related to finance which is beyond understanding levels of a person with no financial background.
创建者 Neha A•
Jul 9, 2017
While the content is good, limiting grading of the tests to metrics that appear in the limited list of metrics offered in the glossary is pretty formulaic without actually considering actual business scenarios
创建者 Benjamin C•
Dec 2, 2015
This is no real need for this course. Everything sounds like bits and pieces from magazine articles.... I suspect the sole purpose of its inclusion in the specialization is to fund Coursera. $79 at a time....
创建者 Rahul R•
Feb 8, 2021
I've completed the course duly investing so much time and hardwork, but I've still not received my certificate. Please sort this thing out and provide me my certificate, I need it for my resume.
Jun 2, 2016
What's the point of online education if one can only access the assignments if him has purchased the course? With no access to assignments, how could one evaluating his efficient of study?
创建者 Victoria M•
May 25, 2017
Course is poorly taught, topics covered much too quickly without enough explanation, must have a background in statistics, high level mathematics (calculus) and or finance. Ridiculous!
创建者 Edward B•
May 14, 2018
This is an incredibly misleading course name. Excel to MySQL for there are no exercises with either program or any other coding language or platform.
创建者 Nick S•
Nov 7, 2016
Quizzes don't match what's been taught in the video lectures. Very poorly-designed questions, where there is more than one correct answer.