Courses NonDegree Display 2019-2020

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Course title Business Analysis
Course code EBC4104
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 3-9-2019 26-10-2019 X X
4 4-2-2020 5-4-2020 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 / Research
Assessment methods Participation / Written Exam / Assignment
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 - No specialisation Year 1 Disc - IB Inf Mgmt Bus Int
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Master Business Research - Operations Research Year 1 Elective Course(s)
Master Business Research - Operations Research Year 2 Elective Course(s)
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Master International Business - Controlling Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Entrepreneurship and SME Management Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Information Management and Business Intelligence Compulsory Course(s)
Master International Business - Organisation: Management, Change and Consultancy Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Strategic Corporate Finance Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Strategy and Innovation Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Sustainable Finance Elective Course(s)
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