I have an engineering / numerics background and enjoyed this course very much. Good overview and comprehensive explanation of mathematical models of fixed income and equities as well as derivatives.
I appreciate how this course not only discusses the concepts in technical detail, but actually delves into the mathematics of the subject matter, and teaches how to actually do the actual work inv
автор: Guilherme G•
Classes have a few numerical examples.
The teachers don't have didactics, they just read the slides.
автор: Firuz K•
Low quality slides. Monotone lecturing style.
автор: ahmed E a•
It is not a recommended course, when they explain something they assume that we are expert and we know all what they are talking about, they need to have statistics experts which is not mentioned in course prerequisite.
I recommend to review the material and to review the purpose of this course
автор: Truquet O•
The explanations are not clear and only a few exercises presented in the quiz were covered in the course videos. There is no exercise book to prepare for the exercise of the quiz.
автор: Haris M S•
No help was granted during the practice of the course. I din't find the course helpful for future growth in a company as company doesn't consider it to be as professional.
автор: Jonathan W•
The only reason i passed was because i ignored the lectures and asked others for help, once i did that finance became a lot easier to understand.
автор: Vanessa F•
I think that the simply reading slides doesn't help people understand. The idea is to make this courses as accessible as possible.
автор: Longfei L•
It's terrible if one wants to accomplish the quiz using Garud Iyengar's Notes!! Examples in his notes were not well explained!!
автор: Ziping D•
It is a little sad that the materials taught were not matching test materials well in the quiz.
автор: Justin C•
Extraordinarily dry presentation. It was a struggle to sit through each video.
автор: Hoo K L•
This course is conducted mostly more or less by reading just the slides.
автор: Michael N R•
Not at all what I expected--big disappointment
автор: Jason S•
This course is a great, from the perspective of how it is organized as well as the assignments provided at the end of each module. The way the content layout is well-suited and leads student step by step gaining insight to the mechanics of different financial derivatives and working on those assignments is a great method of pushing student spend time to understand how the mechanics works.
Both instructors are great! and I appreciated greatly their effort as well as Coursera.
The only one improvement I would suggest is that if a TA can be assigned for this course, it'll be a great help to all students.
автор: Erick G•
The content of this course is apropiate for drive the finances and risk, We be lear more about this course
I am Engenier in Sofware, the know of finances is aplicable in anyware software.
автор: Kolybina A•
The material is clear stated, the volume and the deepness of the course is substantial, the supplements are very helpful. The spreadsheets can even use as basis for practice modelling.
автор: Marco D L•
Great course. However to get the highest score in the assignments you are sometimes required to understand concepts not explained in the videos or slides.
автор: Orazio B•
A very interested course. Only suggestion:
a. if possibile more interation with the professors
b. being more realistic in the case studies
It is an interesting course that introduces you to the various models used in financial engineering. I would recommend it to anyone aspiring to become a Quant and seeking to lay a foundation in that field. However there is room for improvement as the material will not have settled down before the introduction of new material as the weeks go by.
автор: Zhen Y•
Some unnecessarily introduced math formula hamper the understanding of the subject itself. Lack of simple, straightforward definition of finance terms.
автор: Ajay S•
Three stars for course structure, two stars less for every poor course material which doesn't contain any guidance to test questions.
автор: Pengchong L•
Lots of practical exercises with not enough explanations on the underlying reasoning/theory.
автор: Weijia C•
Some of the knowledge points lack good examples to support and prove.
автор: Bhavya S J•
Fantastic start for someone who wants to delve into the world of finance. Concepts focus on mathematical modelling of various financial instruments, with detailed theoretical explanations of the structure of derivatives. As someone wanting to pursue quantitative finance and from an engineering background, this course was stimulating from an engineer's perspective, and had adequate amounts of theoretical information as well to supplement learning. One of the few courses on Coursera that took me more time than that stipulated on the course bulletin.
On a side note, I feel the quizzes should test more conceptual knowledge ,which was true for the first couple of weeks, but later turned into an exercise in MS Excel, maybe because of the computational nature of the course.
автор: Sourodeep K•
This course introduced to the various Mathematical models related to pricing financial derivatives and fixed-income securities through the use of Probability Theory and Stochastic Calculus. This is course is recommended for anyone who has an interest in learning about the mathematical stories of financial securities and their pricing. I think the professors have done a great job of putting across the concepts to the students of this course. The quizzes help in testing the knowledge acquired and the questions involved working analytically and also working in excel. I extend my thanks to Columbia University for putting such an interesting course on Coursera. I am sure the learnings from this course will play a key role in building my career in finance.