Nov 03, 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
Feb 27, 2017
It's the first course from the specification, which makes us better understand the necessary business metrics for data-driven companies, and it is a good entry for following modules. Help me a lot.
von celina o•
May 17, 2016
The lectures are good and clear, with many concrete examples and exercices to train. The topic itself is a little limited, mostly to finance, whereas there would be so much more equally interesting diversity in data to analyse. I just don't dream of money all the time.
The course limitations for free attendance get in the way of efficient learning though, using cheap tricks to manipulate you into buying, though I haven't seen these features used this way in other curses, I bet they're using what they teach to increase conversion using any way available.
von maxwell b•
Feb 01, 2016
Solid introduction - slightly disjointed and fairly boring presentation.
von Akand D•
Mar 14, 2016
A lot of time devoted to the job stuff may not be super relevant for most students, and was certainly not super relvant too.
von Timiah B•
Sep 16, 2016
This was a very basic foundation course on data careers and business metrics. Gives a lot of examples of companies and their varying levels of need for data employees. There is a short segment in here on Financial services which i found to be a bit misplaced, and I would have liked more detail on the business metrics side as well as on the financial services side (if it is indeed well placed and I just didn't catch the correlation).
von José M P Á•
Apr 11, 2016
It's a great introductory course, although a bit superficial.
von Y. B•
Feb 06, 2016
good, but no material and lack of structure
von Daniel C•
Oct 26, 2015
Sometimes it seems very "mechanic". The instructor is clearly reading a script.
von Kristina M•
Mar 05, 2017
Why were we talking about money managers and hedge funds? What does that have to do with data analytics for business? I never saw the connection and they never explained it.
von Rob N•
Dec 23, 2015
Meh. It was just okay.
von Philip g•
Feb 21, 2016
I found this course interesting, but a bit too simple.
From the answers of other students that I marked many are non-native speakers of English who hadn't really understood the questions.
von Ray R•
Feb 20, 2016
I would have liked the course to have been more hands on. I would have also liked to have seen other platforms utilized.
Hypothetical situations to apply course content to.
Group assignments with real time chat.
Better formatted supplemental readings to compliment the lecture videos.
Also, I feel like the instructors failed to explain some of the business jargon used, which wasn't remedied by referencing the dictionary.
Oct 26, 2015
Comprehensive and general techique
von Christopher A•
Oct 15, 2015
I found the lectures marginally useful. The instructor may know what he is talking about but takes a rather unstructured approach to articulating it. Having come from a business background and going into BI full-time, I was seeking novel ways to evaluate business performance. The glossary cheatsheets delivered on this best - but the videos I found to have simple, tired repeated perspective. It could be more useful if you have no business background whatsoever.
von Arjan Z•
Feb 12, 2016
Good introduction to business metrics. I was less enthusiastic about all the investment metrics and formulas, but that might just be me.
von Alison T•
Nov 20, 2015
The class is a pretty nice overview of metrics in general. it is more broad than it is deep, and sometimes the videos and explanations were not the most easily digested. While the content was helpful, this class could have been greatly improved if slides were provided instead of just a transcript. Finally, some of the explanations and definitions, though interesting, weren't often well tied together. The final assignment case study was definitely useful in thinking about several of the metrics covered over the four weeks.
von Huiquan L•
Nov 18, 2015
not much is taught here but I guess should be a good beginning for the specialization.
Mar 08, 2016
I had a hard time finding material to study.
I wish the class had more reading material.
von Joaquín R L•
Dec 27, 2016
von Roxana A•
Jul 29, 2016
I thought that they could have gone more in depth in terms of metrics, how to calculate them, and use them in real life situations. The course seemed to focus too much on the type of companies that use data, as well as what type of jobs there are in this field. I didn't find it too relevant or helpful in terms of making me more productive at work.
von Ritwick S•
Jun 27, 2017
this course is good for people with pure technical background who has little or no idea about business. For those who have been involved in business, there isn't much new. However the best part of the course was the clear definition of various job profiles and skill sets required for each profile. Thats the best takeaway. If you have good idea about business KPIs, then you can give this course a miss. Next courses are more techinical and will help people with business background
von Katrina E•
Oct 11, 2016
Survey course. Excited to apply the knowledge and learn concrete skills in the upcoming courses within this specialization.
Aug 24, 2017
The business case on the Coffee Roaster company is really helpful. For the rest, it seems to me just a collection of disparate metrics with no solid foundation.
von Shady E A D•
Feb 18, 2016
Great introduction to the Subject
von Monica M•
Mar 28, 2016
Very basic terms. Not very helpful for later concepts and would not recommend for business professionals that have experience
von Weiliang P•
Dec 29, 2015
The course title is a bit misleading. There were too much math in the course.