Quantitative financial methods provide an empirical, verifiable analytical approach to business decision making. Instruction will involve an interactive, problem-based learning approach integrating theory & practice. Students will become well versed in how to solve business problems through rigorous application of quantitative methods by analyzing problems with an interdisciplinary financial decision framework. Topics covered: Understanding and utilizing time value of money; financial metrics for planning, budgeting, analysis and decision making; Black Scholes options pricing model for financial and capital projects; applying game theory for maximizing gains and minimizing losses within prescribed financial constraints.
Note: Recommended prerequisites: Basic knowledge in Algebra and Statistics.
Course Number: BUSA-40827
Credit: 1.50 unit(s)