Essential Quantitative Methods

Author: Les Oakshott
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137518569
Release Date: 2016-01-20
Genre: Business & Economics

The new edition of this accessible textbook provides ideal introductory coverage of quantitative methods. It offers real world business examples and case studies to illustrate problem-solving in empirical situations. Student learning is comprehensively supported by extensive online resources.

Quantitative Methods

Author: Louise Swift
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137337962
Release Date: 2014-06-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Businesses are built on numbers; in any organization the ability to use and interpret quantitative methods is vital to maintaining a competitive edge. Quantitative Methods for Business, Management and Finance is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to the subject, painlessly leading you from fundamental principles to more advanced applications. It is an essential text for undergraduate students of business, management and finance, as well as for those on MBA and postgraduate courses. Each topic is explained in a clear, friendly style, and accompanied by examples, exercises and activities, making the text ideal for self-tuition. This highly successful learning-by-doing approach, coupled with the book's clear structure, make the understanding of essential mathematical skills achievable - and even enjoyable! Key benefits: • From basics to business modelling: maths revision through to probability, statistics and more, all in one text • Suitable for all maths backgrounds – an optional introductory part teaches mathematical essentials from scratch • Refreshingly non-technical writing style – user-friendly and engaging, avoiding excessive theory • Practical guidance on using IBM SPSS and Microsoft Excel • Brand new 'Moving on...' feature with integrated web and book activities for Business Modelling chapters, relating theory to the real world The companion website offers lecturers a testbank, PowerPoint slides, and assessment solutions. Students will find multiple choice practice questions, data sets, and extra exercises. LOUISE SWIFT taught quantitative methods to students of business, management and finance for over ten years at the University of East Anglia, UK, where she now works as a statistician. SALLY PIFF is Lecturer in Quantitative Methods at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK.

Quantitative Methods for Business

Author: Donald Waters
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0273694588
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Taking a non-threatening, non-theoretical approach to a subject students often find difficult, this book avoids rigorous mathematics and concentrates on applying quantitative ideas to the work situation.

Quantitative Methods

Author: Paolo Brandimarte
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111802348X
Release Date: 2012-01-03
Genre: Mathematics

An accessible introduction to the essential quantitative methods for making valuable business decisions Quantitative methods-research techniques used to analyze quantitative data-enable professionals to organize and understand numbers and, in turn, to make good decisions. Quantitative Methods: An Introduction for Business Management presents the application of quantitative mathematical modeling to decision making in a business management context and emphasizes not only the role of data in drawing conclusions, but also the pitfalls of undiscerning reliance of software packages that implement standard statistical procedures. With hands-on applications and explanations that are accessible to readers at various levels, the book successfully outlines the necessary tools to make smart and successful business decisions. Progressing from beginner to more advanced material at an easy-to-follow pace, the author utilizes motivating examples throughout to aid readers interested in decision making and also provides critical remarks, intuitive traps, and counterexamples when appropriate. The book begins with a discussion of motivations and foundations related to the topic, with introductory presentations of concepts from calculus to linear algebra. Next, the core ideas of quantitative methods are presented in chapters that explore introductory topics in probability, descriptive and inferential statistics, linear regression, and a discussion of time series that includes both classical topics and more challenging models. The author also discusses linear programming models and decision making under risk as well as less standard topics in the field such as game theory and Bayesian statistics. Finally, the book concludes with a focus on selected tools from multivariate statistics, including advanced regression models and data reduction methods such as principal component analysis, factor analysis, and cluster analysis. The book promotes the importance of an analytical approach, particularly when dealing with a complex system where multiple individuals are involved and have conflicting incentives. A related website features Microsoft Excel® workbooks and MATLAB® scripts to illustrate concepts as well as additional exercises with solutions. Quantitative Methods is an excellent book for courses on the topic at the graduate level. The book also serves as an authoritative reference and self-study guide for financial and business professionals, as well as readers looking to reinforce their analytical skills.

Essential Quantitative Methods for Business Management and Finance

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781467205535
Release Date: 2016-10-17
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to Essential Quantitative Methods for Business, Management and Finance. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Quantitative Methods

Author: Les Oakshott
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137340863
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Offering a student-friendly introduction to quantitative methods, this text covers all of the need to know basics in a clear and engaging manner. Quantitative Methods is an ideal text for students of all levels coming to the subject for first time.

Quantitative Techniques in Business Management and Finance

Author: Umeshkumar Dubey
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498769471
Release Date: 2016-11-25
Genre: Mathematics

This book is especially relevant to undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers studying quantitative techniques as part of business, management and finance. It is an interdisciplinary book that covers all major topics involved at the interface between business and management on the one hand and mathematics and statistics on the other. Managers and others in industry and commerce who wish to obtain a working knowledge of quantitative techniques will also find this book useful.

Quantitative Methods in Finance

Author: Terry J. Watsham
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 186152367X
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business & Economics

This text explains in an intuitive yet rigorous way the mathematical and statistical applications relevant to modern financial instruments and risk management techniques. It progresses at a pace that is comfortable for those with less mathematical expertise yet reaches a level of analysis that will reward even the most experienced. The strong applied emphasis makes this book ideal for anyone who is seriously interested in mastering the quantitative techniques underpinning modern financial decision making.

Market Risk Analysis Quantitative Methods in Finance

Author: Carol Alexander
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470771020
Release Date: 2008-04-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Written by leading market risk academic, Professor Carol Alexander, Quantitative Methods in Finance forms part one of the Market Risk Analysis four volume set. Starting from the basics, this book helps readers to take the first step towards becoming a properly qualified financial risk manager and asset manager, roles that are currently in huge demand. Accessible to intelligent readers with a moderate understanding of mathematics at high school level or to anyone with a university degree in mathematics, physics or engineering, no prior knowledge of finance is necessary. Instead the emphasis is on understanding ideas rather than on mathematical rigour, meaning that this book offers a fast-track introduction to financial analysis for readers with some quantitative background, highlighting those areas of mathematics that are particularly relevant to solving problems in financial risk management and asset management. Unique to this book is a focus on both continuous and discrete time finance so that Quantitative Methods in Finance is not only about the application of mathematics to finance; it also explains, in very pedagogical terms, how the continuous time and discrete time finance disciplines meet, providing a comprehensive, highly accessible guide which will provide readers with the tools to start applying their knowledge immediately. All together, the Market Risk Analysis four volume set illustrates virtually every concept or formula with a practical, numerical example or a longer, empirical case study. Across all four volumes there are approximately 300 numerical and empirical examples, 400 graphs and figures and 30 case studies many of which are contained in interactive Excel spreadsheets available from the accompanying CD-ROM . Empirical examples and case studies specific to this volume include: Principal component analysis of European equity indices; Calibration of Student t distribution by maximum likelihood; Orthogonal regression and estimation of equity factor models; Simulations of geometric Brownian motion, and of correlated Student t variables; Pricing European and American options with binomial trees, and European options with the Black-Scholes-Merton formula; Cubic spline fitting of yields curves and implied volatilities; Solution of Markowitz problem with no short sales and other constraints; Calculation of risk adjusted performance metrics including generalised Sharpe ratio, omega and kappa indices.

Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics

Author: Glyn Burton
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0273655701
Release Date: 2002-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Using real-world examples, the authors clearly demonstrate how quantitative techniques can be applied to business and economics situations. The text is supported by a teacher resource pack that includes a data disk.

Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business

Author: John Gartchie Gatsi
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781514465158
Release Date: 2016-04-21
Genre: Business & Economics

This book provides introductory principles and tools needed to take concise business decision. The book is written with many examples and illustration to help the reader follow through the concepts and principle needed to arrive at the best decision to solve business problems. It is written with undergraduate, polytechnics, and other tertiary students in mind to make the topic student friendly.

Applied Quantitative Methods for Trading and Investment

Author: Christian L. Dunis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470871348
Release Date: 2004-01-09
Genre: Business & Economics

This book provides a manual on quantitative financial analysis. Focusing on advanced methods for modelling financial markets in the context of practical financial applications, it will cover data, software and techniques that will enable the reader to implement and interpret quantitative methodologies, specifically for trading and investment. Includes contributions from an international team of academics and quantitative asset managers from Morgan Stanley, Barclays Global Investors, ABN AMRO and Credit Suisse First Boston. Fills the gap for a book on applied quantitative investment & trading models Provides details of how to combine various models to manage and trade a portfolio

Quantitative Techniques

Author: Terence Lucey
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 1844801063
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

This text is especially relevant to students studying quantitative techniques as part of business, management and/or finance on undergraduate and professional courses, especially: ACCA; CIMA; CIPFA; ICA, IOB, ICAEW. This introductory interdisciplinary textbook covers all the major topics involved at the interface between business and management on the one hand and mathematics and statistics on the other. Topics dealt with include logistics, finance, production and operations management, and economics. This text is especially relevant to students studying quantitative techniques as part of business, management and/or finance on undergraduate and professional courses, especially: ACCA; CIMA; CIPFA; ICA, IOB, ICAEW. This introductory interdisciplinary textbook covers all the major topics involved at the interface between business and management on the one hand and mathematics and statistics on the other. Topics dealt with include logistics, finance, production and operations management, and economics.