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This course applies quantitative reasoning skills to business problems. Students learn to analyze data using a variety of analytical tools, graphs, tables, and charts. Other topics include formulas, visual representation of quantities, time value of money, and measures of uncertainty.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

#### Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

#### Financial Statements and Ratios for Decision-Making

• Create, evaluate, and analyze the balance sheet.
• Perform vertical and horizontal analysis of the balance sheet.
• Create, evaluate, and analyze the income statement.
• Perform vertical and horizontal analysis of the income statement.

#### Fundamental Quantitative Concepts for Managers

• Understand the order of operations to evaluate expressions.
• Use equations to solve problems.
• Evaluate formulas.
• Use Microsoft ExcelÂ® to convert percentages to decimal numbers, decimal numbers to percentages, and increase/decrease digits after the decimal point.
• Use Microsoft ExcelÂ® to evaluate amounts of increase/decrease (absolute change) in percent problems.
• Use Microsoft ExcelÂ® to evaluate percentages of increase/decrease (relative change) in percent problems.
• Use Microsoft ExcelÂ® to evaluate the amount of increase/decrease from a percentage.
• Use percentages for evaluating, comparing, and analyzing two numbers.

#### Mathematics of Buying and Selling

• Cash discounts and sales terms.
• Mathematics of selling â markup and markdown.
• Markups based on cost and selling price.
• Conversion of markups based on selling price to markups based on costs and vice versa.
• Markdowns and perishables.

#### Introduction to Data Analysis (Statistics)

• Understand the types of data: qualitative and quantitative.
• Read the bar, pie, and line charts and analyze information to make decisions.
• Use Microsoft ExcelÂ® pivot tables to create frequency distributions and charts for qualitative data â bar and pie. Interpret information and make decisions.
• Use Microsoft ExcelÂ® to create charts for quantitative data â time-series chart. Interpret information and make decisions.
• Use Microsoft ExcelÂ® pivot tables to create frequency Distributions for quantitative data. Analyze information.
• Introduction to descriptive statistics.
• Evaluate and interpret measures of center â mean, median, and mode.
• Evaluate and interpret measures of variation â range, standard deviation, and variance.

#### Quantitative Techniques in Financial Valuation

• Evaluate and analyze simple interest using the simple interest formula.
• Find the maturity value of the simple interest loan.
• Find the principal, rate, or time using the simple interest formula.
• Evaluate ordinary and exact interest.
• Promissory notes.
• Compound Interest and difference between compound and simple interest.
• Compounding frequency.
• Understand, evaluate, and analyze effective and quoted interest rates.
• Use Microsoft ExcelÂ® to evaluate future values, present values, rates, and time periods.

#### Annuities and Financial Investments

• Introduction to annuities.
• Differentiate between ordinary annuities and annuities due.
• Use Microsoft ExcelÂ® to evaluate and analyze future and present values of ordinary annuities and annuities due.
• Use Microsoft ExcelÂ® to evaluate annuity payments and periods of annuity.
• Understand stock, bond, and mutual fund listings.
• Calculate and distribute stock dividends.
• Calculate price of bonds and current bond yield.
• Calculate ROI for mutual funds.
Tuition for individual courses varies. For more information, please call or chat live with an Enrollment Representative.