qrb501 | Graduate
Quantitative Reasoning For Business
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Introduction to Data Analysis (Statistics)
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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
- Mathematics of buying â trade and cash discounts.
- Single trade discounts.
- Trade discount series.
- 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.
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