17 de abr. de 2022
The subject was simplified for beginners in the field of financial market instruments. Instructor explained all the details very clearly. Overall I had a very positive experience with the class
17 de jun. de 2020
Global Financial Markets and Instruments is a MUST. Excellent instruction! I truly appreciate the opportunity to receive this course from such a prestigious University - Rice University.
por Alex P•
17 de may. de 2020
While course provides a good general direction, lecture videos are full of mistakes, handout material is useless and you have to complete the missing material by searching through other online resources
por Jonathan M•
11 de jun. de 2021
Inconsitent formulas where used in the solutions. These formulas were also not explained in the lectures which intentionally does not setup the students for success for those questions in the Quizes.
por Michael B•
27 de may. de 2020
So many equations left with "you can solve that" or not fully explained. Most of the teaching was done like a classroom that you dread with writing on the chalk board and so many miscalculations.
por Nathan T•
11 de jul. de 2017
Brief highlight of topics, with no proper demonstration of formulae derivation. Examples are often brief and the practice questions are often much harder than the actual examples given.
por Wang J•
6 de mar. de 2021
The handwriting of the instructor is not so good. It's not easy to follow. I think it'd be better if the instructor use Powerpoint slides and avoid a alot of handwriting.
por Boyi Y•
10 de may. de 2020
Quite a few types in lectures and quiz solutions. The typos discredit the lecturer in a sense even though she is actually very knowledgable.
por Peter B•
22 de abr. de 2021
Disappointed with the fact some videos have mistakes. I didn't find the notes helpful and had to use the internet to pass the tests.
por Fabián V•
23 de jul. de 2020
Aprendí mucho pero no es los suficientemente claro, no están bien hechas las traducciones, y los paper están todos en ingles, mal ahí
15 de ene. de 2017
Some calc and formulas are not clear otherwise the course allowed to have a general overview on financial instruments and trades
por John B•
21 de may. de 2022
Course does cover the basics, but has some dead links throughout the quizzes and 'handouts'. Needs to be cleaned up.
por Lou V•
23 de may. de 2020
Repeated math errors, some corrected, some not. Terrible instruction.
por Himanshu P•
12 de dic. de 2016
way too many peer reviewed assignments.
por Sahan G•
16 de ene. de 2021
Insufficient examples or analogies
por Ethan D•
10 de jul. de 2017
I didn't enjoy the lectures
por Julian W•
6 de abr. de 2022
If you buy a course or you pay for online education, you would expect updated, correct, and well-structured content. There are several reasons why this course get's only 1 star: - There are errors in the "calculations" which have not been corrected for 4 years (many students criticized that in the notes) - There are no slides with correctly defined formulas but the lecturer writes them down with inconsistent variables and explains everything on the go instead of giving some definitions and background information - as many students wrote in the forum, I also had to look stuff up on Investopedia. - The point before makes it very hard for beginners. I have a degree in business information systems and just had to look up some correct formulas on Investopedia as it was not correctly written by the lecturer. For people who are new to finance, this will be a hard one. They have literally no idea what the lecturer is talking about (also stated in the forum). - The voice of the lecturer is just too squeaky for me and I can't listen to that for hours
Summary: I canceled the course and took another one which was way better structured, easier to follow, and way more entertaining.
por Ka C S C•
14 de ene. de 2021
This course is horrible. I was expecting to acquire some finance basic skills before starting my first finance course in uni, but this has done little for me. I'm okay with the fact that no one is answering learners' questions on the discussion forum because there could be no obligation for Rice University to do so, but the content itself is absolute disappointment.
Despite her spectacular skills on writing in mirror, the lecturer jumps around concepts too quickly and I often have to find certain information on google, as these are not being covered in videos but will appear on quizzes, which is really frustrating and annoying. She probably thought she had explained the concepts well by using synonyms. For example, the slides say this is a conventional way, and she'll say 'so it's typical, it is what it is, right?'. Most of the time, she doesn't tell us what par values, market values and face values are. I get that this could be quite elementary, but as a student who haven't learnt anything about Finance, this course has done nothing -- Googling is probably more efficient and helpful than this cramped content. Hence the 1 star.
por James L•
26 de mar. de 2022
This was intended as a refresher. It was not worth more than the time it should take someone to read this review, sadly.
It was taught so poorly, that I am less confident than when I began, and wonder (aloud) if Rice consider this to be a marketing or a demarketing exercise.
Key concepts are introduced by a teacher not only stumbling over the introduction of the concepts leading to fundamental financial equations, but presenting erroneous formulas!
INTRODUCED! You only have the opportunity to make a first impression once.
Disheartening for a teacher by training to see the antithesis of the desired outcome as the initial model of these concepts.
Particularly given that it would have been all of about an hour to "re-shoot" the episodic confusion from the lecturer.
I proceed with Rice quite tentatively following this course, intending to cherry pick learning tasks, effectively further diminishing the value proposition of such courses.
26 de mar. de 2021
I find the introduction of this course not well managed or moderated. while credits to Professor Ozoguz for her knowledge, the methods and video explaination have not been helpful for me. the available resources do not have a step by step process and enough examples that i can ingrain it into my head and give the fact it should be an introductory course, do feel that the questions being asked are more advanced and i struggle to grasp the terminology and formulas given. when going through the answers one of the solution i remember is to get the answer by trial and error via excel. if that was the case there should be an introductory course on how to do that as well. I urge this module to be moderated again with more attention to detail.
por Kelsea V•
5 de jul. de 2020
The professor makes constant errors during her presentations. One or two is okay, but I completed the first module and she made an error in almost every video. It’s not very conducive to learning. Also, she often said “you can figure out the calculation...” and wouldn’t provide the answer for us to check if we were right.
por Karim I•
6 de ene. de 2021
Sadly the instructor is very hard to understand. Her speech is not clear and she jumps around too fast without explaining how she reached solutions ,conclusions etc.
Very possible that this too advanced for my level of knowledge.
por Roman S•
1 de sep. de 2020
Lectures do not cover the formulas that are needed for calculations or are doing a very poor job with it. No references to where to find the stuff which is unclear. The course is quite frustrating at times!
por Georgia H•
31 de ene. de 2022
The teacher fails to present necessary equations especially after the first week. The "notes" are just the slide decks. And the solutions to the quizzes fail to adequately explain the answers.
por Moisej B•
4 de sep. de 2020
The topics and concepts are touched just on the surface, assignments often have confusing questions and/or incorrect answers
por Gourav B•
8 de ene. de 2022
Too many bugs. Also very mathematics driven.
por Jenil B•
8 de nov. de 2020
the teacher is not teaching well