# Quantitative Reasoning For Business – qrb501 (3 credits)

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 as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

### Financial Statements

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

### 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.

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

### Equations and Percents

• Use basic MicrosoftÂ® ExcelÂ® math functions.
• Use equations to solve problems.
• Format MicrosoftÂ® ExcelÂ® 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.

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