Courses Master Display 2017-2018

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Course title Business analysis
Course code EBC4104
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessement Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 4-9-2017 27-10-2017 X X
4 5-2-2018 6-4-2018 X X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Alexander Grigoriev, Mathias Staudigl
For more information: a.grigoriev@maastrichtuniversity.nl; m.staudigl@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
Knowledge of crucial theoretical tools for analysing the data and managerial decision making. Ability to translate a verbal fuzzy description of a business problem into the mathematical model.
Description
This course deals with a toolbox from econometrics and applied operations research. Particularly, the following quantitative methods are extensively discussed:
1. Forecasting
2. Regression analysis
3. Time series
4. Linear programming
5. Integer linear programming
6. Simulations
7. Multiobjective optimization
Besides, students learn how to read manuscripts on the level of current scientific standards, and give presentations using the advanced quantitative reasoning in managerial decision making.
Literature
J.E. Hanke and D.W. Wichern, Business forecasting, International Edition, Pearson Education.
C.T. Ragsdale, Managerial Decision Modeling, Thomson South-Western.
Research papers.
Prerequisites
Moderate mathematical and statistical skills and ability to understand quantitative models and concepts.
An advanced level of English.
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Assignment / Papers / Groupwork
Assessment methods Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Business Research Methodology Electives
Master Business Research Track OR Methodology Electives
Master International Business Specialisation Accountancy Electives
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Master International Business Specialisation Organisation: Management, Change and Consultancy Electives
Master International Business Specialisation Strategic Corporate Finance Electives
Master International Business Specialisation Strategy and Innovation Electives
Master International Business Specialisation Sustainable Finance Electives
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