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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, 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

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    Introduction to Data Analysis (Statistics)

    • Use Microsoft Excel® pivot tables to create frequency Distributions for quantitative data. Analyze information.
    • Introduction to descriptive statistics.
    • Evaluate and interpret measures of center – mean, median, and mode.
    • Evaluate and interpret measures of variation – 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 Excel® pivot tables to create frequency distributions and charts for qualitative data – bar and pie. Interpret information and make decisions.
    • Use Microsoft Excel® to create charts for quantitative data – 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 Excel® 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 Excel® to evaluate and analyze future and present values of ordinary annuities and annuities due.
    • Use Microsoft Excel® 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 Excel® to convert percentages to decimal numbers, decimal numbers to percentages, and increase/decrease digits after the decimal point.
    • Use Microsoft Excel® to evaluate amounts of increase/decrease (absolute change) in percent problems.
    • Use Microsoft Excel® to evaluate percentages of increase/decrease (relative change) in percent problems.
    • Use Microsoft Excel® 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 – trade and cash discounts.
    • Single trade discounts.
    • Trade discount series.
    • Cash discounts and sales terms.
    • Mathematics of selling – 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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