Best Free MOOCs In Business In February

Fundamentals of Quantitative Modeling

School: Wharton School

Platform: Coursera

Registration Link: REGISTER HERE

Start Date: February 5, 2018

Workload: 1-3 Hours Per Week

Instructors: Wharton professors teaching in the school’s “Business and Financial Modeling” specialization include: Bob Holthausen, Rick Lambert, Sergei Savin, Senthil Veeraraghavan, and Richard Waterman

Graded: Students can choose to explore course videos, discussions, and ungraded assignments for free, but they won’t be able to submit graded assignments, earn a certificate, or complete a specialization without paying a $135 fee.

Description: Behavior isn’t just observed, it’s measured. And one way to do that is through developing mathematical and statistical models to make forecasts. In this course, using “short lectures, demonstrations, and assignments, you’ll learn the key ideas  and process of quantitative modeling so that you can begin to create your own models for your own business or enterprise. By the end of this course, you will have seen a variety of practical commonly used quantitative models as well as the building blocks that will allow you to start structuring your own models.”

Review: “This is a good course that gives you an idea of how to use basic modeling ideas in a business setting. It does not get very deep into the mathematical concepts, but is still very useful and should help you perform the skills it teaches at work.” For additional reviews, click here.

Additional Note: This is the first course in Wharton’s brand new “Business and Financial Modeling” specialization. Other courses in the series will cover spreadsheets, modeling risk and realities, and decision-making. To learn more about this specialization and register for it, click here.