Wharton Business and Financial Modeling Capstone

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Course Description

Instructors:  Richard Lambert
Instructors:  Robert W. Holthausen
Instructors:  Don Huesman
Instructors:  Richard Waterman
School:  University Of Pennsylvania
About this course: In this Capstone you will recommend a business strategy based on a data model you’ve constructed. Using a dataset designed by Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), you will implement quantitative models in spreadsheets to identify the best opportunities for success and minimizing risk. Using your newly acquired decision-making skills, you will structure a decision and present this course of action in a professional quality PowerPoint presentation which includes both data and data analysis from your quantitative models. Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for over 30,000 corporate, academic, government and nonprofit clients in 33 countries. WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 200 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, ESG, Finance, Insurance, Marketing, and Statistics.


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    Really interesting course. I especially enjoyed the capstone project, which had a lot to do with portfolio construction in the real world. There are many real-world applications for this course and I highly recommend it!

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    This context of this capstone was great. I was able to learn about finance and apply the tools that I learned in preceding courses to complete this project successfully.

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    Go to core points in Financial Modeling and great knowledge to apply into reality.

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    Too easy, no direct feedback. But a good refresher, though

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    Seemed like the Capstone was rushed and turned into an Investment Management course...I signed up to practice business finance modeling not investment management. The instructors did not present any further information and referred students to third-party resources (ie, Investopedia and Youtube). Many students in the forums voiced their frustration. Disappointing course with little added value, and in my opinion, hurts Wharton's image.Overall, the Wharton Online Business Finance Modeling Specialization is not worth the ~US$550. If I could I would ask for a refund.

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    Greate Course so Far, A lot Fininance.

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    Greate Course.