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 Bernie M•
Jan 04, 2016
Good course for those with limited exposure to business metrics. Would be more valuable to include 5 or 6 standard Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) by function (marketing, sales, operations, finance), etc. that will be typically encountered in an advanced undergraduate or MBA program.
von Mauritz S•
Jun 14, 2017
The first weeks were a nice introduction to some of the basics of what data analysis is and how it is used. Unfortunately the last week displayed none of that as the professor just dropped you in the deep end, talking about financial analysis without explaining what anything really is.
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 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.
Oct 26, 2015
Comprehensive and general techique
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.
von Rob N•
Dec 23, 2015
Meh. It was just okay.
von Andrew S•
Nov 02, 2015
It's OK, I think there's a few areas that could use some more depth of explanation. As with a few coursera courses there seems to be an assumption that students know the material being discussed and so it isn't explained. Most of the time in this unit that isn't the case but it does occur a bit.
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 Steph L•
May 02, 2016
I feel like more examples, case studies, or panel interviews would help.
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 Augusto C P•
Feb 14, 2018
Although it was an introduction course, the fact that we did not touch a single data was really awkward for a business data analysis course. Nonetheless, I admit it help me a lot to clarify my ideas.
von Alfonso F•
May 07, 2017
Very entry level course. Expected a deeper treatment of the subjet.
von ronald w b•
Apr 11, 2016
Well done, but lite on content.
von Govind S•
Mar 05, 2016
A very useful course for budding professionals. Wouldn't recommend this to middle managers / data experts.
von Adriano J d N•
Feb 29, 2016
Good introduction to the Theme. Some subjects was not entirely connected between weeks.
von Luis d l R•
May 04, 2016
The course content is good. However, by the review assigment i can see that the concepts were not clear, ther
von aaron m•
Jul 23, 2019
Great general overview on data analysis and common metrics used. However, there was a heavy emphasis on financials which becomes pretty technical and not explained clearly, so if you're not focused on financial data analysis I would pick another course.
von fozan t•
Aug 15, 2019
The course is bit short only 3 weeks of material and ,I think the material is also kind of an overview of busines metrics but overall its okay it would be great if there are more lecture material and assignments to practice the material.
von Michael B•
Jul 07, 2019
I'd appreciate more meaningful practice and elaboration of the terms discussed. This material went by very quickly, without spending much time learning and processing vocabulary.