qrb501 | Graduate

Quantitative Reasoning For Business

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This course applies quantitative reasoning skills to business problems. Students learn to analyze data using a variety of analytical tools and techniques. 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
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Markup and Markdown and Trade and Cash Discounts

    • Calculate the net price per unit.
    • Calculate cash discounts.
    • Calculate the cost markup or markdown.
    • Calculate trade discounts.

    Business Statistics

    • Interpret charts, graphs, and indices.
    • Create charts, graphs, and indices.
    • Analyze data using variance and standard deviation.
    • Analyze data using mean, median, and mode.

    Financial Statements

    • Prepare balance sheets.
    • Conduct horizontal and vertical analysis of balance sheets.
    • Prepare income statements.
    • Conduct horizontal and vertical analysis of income statements.
    • Prepare statements of cash flows.
    • Perform trend analysis of statement of cash flows.

    Time Value of Money Calculations

    • Calculate simple interest using principal, rate, and time.
    • Use present value and future value to compare and evaluate simple investment alternatives.
    • Use net present value and internal rate of return to compare and evaluate capital alternatives.

    Equations and Percents

    • Use basic Microsoft® Excel® math functions.
    • Use equations to solve problems.
    • Format Microsoft® Excel® worksheets.
    • Convert between percent, whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
    • Use the percentage formula to find the unknown value when two values are known.
    • Calculate the percent increase or decrease between two numbers.

    Applications of Business Math

    • Apply business math principles to make finance and operational decisions.
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