Courses Master Display 2020-2021

Course Description To PDF
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 31-8-2020 16-10-2020 X X
4 1-2-2021 26-3-2021 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
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS.

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
TRANSITIONAL REGULATION (EBC4104):
Only for students who started one of the following programmes/specialisations prior to academic year 2020/21:
* Master Business Research - No specialisation (Note: only if you are taking "Information Management and Business Intelligence" disciplinary courses!)
* Master International Business - Information Management and Business Intelligence
Education (last opportunity in 2020/21) + Exam/Resit (last opportunity in 2021/22)
NOTE: You may replace this course with EBC4264
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
Transitional Regulations See prerequisites