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 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.

Essential Quantitative Methods for Business Management and Finance

Author: Les Oakshott
Publisher:
ISBN: 0333985761
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business mathematics

Designed to provide the essential elements of an introductory quantitative methods module, this text has proved a popular choice with students. Written in a concise and student friendly style, it contains frequent activities and questions for students to practise the techniques taught. New to the second edition of this text is the extensive use of Excel, and a companion website at www.palgrave.com/business/oakshott.

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: 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.

Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Financial Markets

Author: Hansjoerg Albrecher
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783034805193
Release Date: 2013-06-28
Genre: Mathematics

Swaps, futures, options, structured instruments - a wide range of derivative products is traded in today's financial markets. Analyzing, pricing and managing such products often requires fairly sophisticated quantitative tools and methods. This book serves as an introduction to financial mathematics with special emphasis on aspects relevant in practice. In addition to numerous illustrative examples, algorithmic implementations are demonstrated using "Mathematica" and the software package "UnRisk" (available for both students and teachers). The content is organized in 15 chapters that can be treated as independent modules. In particular, the exposition is tailored for classroom use in a Bachelor or Master program course, as well as for practitioners who wish to further strengthen their quantitative background.

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 Methods for Business

Author: C. Donald J. Waters
Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0273739476
Release Date: 2011
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 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.

Quantitative Methods for Business

Author: David R. Anderson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305480568
Release Date: 2015-01-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Written with the non-mathematician in mind, QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS, 13E by award-winning authors Anderson, Sweeney, Williams, Camm, Cochran, Fry, and Ohlmann equips your students with a strong conceptual understanding of the critical role that quantitative methods play in today's decision-making process. This applications-oriented text clearly introduces current quantitative methods, how they work, and how savvy decision makers can most effectively apply and interpret data. A strong managerial orientation motivates learning by weaving relevant, real-world examples throughout. The authors' hallmark Problem-Scenario Approach helps readers understand and apply mathematical concepts and techniques. The 13th Edition includes a more holistic description of how variable activity times affect the probability of a project meeting a deadline. In addition, numerous all-new Q.M. in Action vignettes, homework problems, and end-of-chapter cases are included. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business

Author: Bharat Kolluri
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119220992
Release Date: 2016-07-07
Genre: Mathematics

A well-balanced and accessible introduction to the elementary quantitative methods and Microsoft® Office Excel® applications used to guide business decision making Featuring quantitative techniques essential for modeling modern business situations, Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business: With Applications Using Microsoft® Office Excel® provides guidance to assessing real-world data sets using Excel. The book presents a balanced approach to the mathematical tools and techniques with applications used in the areas of business, finance, economics, marketing, and operations. The authors begin by establishing a solid foundation of basic mathematics and statistics before moving on to more advanced concepts. The first part of the book starts by developing basic quantitative techniques such as arithmetic operations, functions and graphs, and elementary differentiations (rates of change), and integration. After a review of these techniques, the second part details both linear and nonlinear models of business activity. Extensively classroom-tested, Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business: With Applications Using Microsoft® Office Excel® also includes: Numerous examples and practice problems that emphasize real-world business quantitative techniques and applications Excel-based computer software routines that explore calculations for an assortment of tasks, including graphing, formula usage, solving equations, and data analysis End-of-chapter sections detailing the Excel applications and techniques used to address data and solutions using large data sets A companion website that includes chapter summaries, Excel data sets, sample exams and quizzes, lecture slides, and an Instructors’ Solutions Manual Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business: With Applications Using Microsoft® Office Excel® is an excellent textbook for undergraduate-level courses on quantitative methods in business, economics, finance, marketing, operations, and statistics. The book is also an ideal reference for readers with little or no quantitative background who require a better understanding of basic mathematical and statistical concepts used in economics and business. Bharat Kolluri, Ph.D., is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance at the University of Hartford. A member of the American Economics Association, his research interests include econometrics, business statistics, quantitative decision making, applied macroeconomics, applied microeconomics, and corporate finance. Michael J. Panik, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance at the University of Hartford. He has served as a consultant to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles as well as to a variety of health care organizations. In addition, Dr. Panik is the author of numerous books, including Growth Curve Modeling: Theory and Applications and Statistical Inference: A Short Course, both published by Wiley. Rao N. Singamsetti, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance at the University of Hartford. A member of the American Economics Association, his research interests include the status of war on poverty in the United States since the 1960s and forecasting foreign exchange rates using econometric methods.

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.

Quantitative Methods for Electricity Trading and Risk Management

Author: S. Fiorenzani
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230598348
Release Date: 2006-01-31
Genre: Business & Economics

This book presents practical Risk Management and Trading applications for the Electricity Markets. Various methodologies developed over the last few years are considered and current literature is reviewed. The book emphasizes the relationship between trading, hedging and generation asset management.

Quantitative Methods in Derivatives Pricing

Author: Domingo Tavella
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471274798
Release Date: 2003-04-07
Genre: Business & Economics

This book presents a cogent description of the main methodologies used in derivatives pricing. Starting with a summary of the elements of Stochastic Calculus, Quantitative Methods in Derivatives Pricing develops the fundamental tools of financial engineering, such as scenario generation, simulation for European instruments, simulation for American instruments, and finite differences in an intuitive and practical manner, with an abundance of practical examples and case studies. Intended primarily as an introductory graduate textbook in computational finance, this book will also serve as a reference for practitioners seeking basic information on alternative pricing methodologies. Domingo Tavella is President of Octanti Associates, a consulting firm in risk management and financial systems design. He is the founder and chief editor of the Journal of Computational Finance and has pioneered the application of advanced numerical techniques in pricing and risk analysis in the financial and insurance industries. Tavella coauthored Pricing Financial Instruments: The Finite Difference Method. He holds a PhD in aeronautical engineering from Stanford University and an MBA in finance from the University of California at Berkeley.

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.