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Quantitative Reasoning for Business




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Course level: Graduate

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 requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

What you'll learn

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Week 1

  • Recommend equations, formulas, and graphs to use in real world examples.
  • Assess how and when to use measures of central tendency and dispersion.

Week 2

  • Analyze percentages and fractions.
  • Quantify the cost, markup, and sales price for a product or service.

Week 3

  • Assess the differences between simple interest, compound interest, ordinary interest, and exact interest.
  • Evaluate promissory note terms and calculations

Week 4

  • Compare different types of credit and mortgages.
  • Analyze the key components of a loan, credit agreement, or mortgage.

Week 5

  • Compare annuities and sinking funds.
  • Distinguish the differences between stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

Week 6

  • Explain the purpose of the major components of a balance sheet and income statement.
  • Detect changes and key indicators of business health from balance sheets and income statements.


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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