PreMBA Analytical Primer

PreMBA Analytical Primer : Essential Quantitative Concepts for Business Math

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PreMBA Analytical Primer is a concise and focused review of the analytical tools and methods that are required in MBA quantitative courses.
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  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • 0230615783
  • 9780230615786

Table of contents

Preface*Acknowledgments*Mathematical Symbols and Abbreviations* Chapter 1 Business Math: Functions and Graphs* 1.1 Functions*1.2 Graphing Functions*1.3 Equations*1.4 Linear Functions*1.5 Absolute Value*1.6 Slopes and Intercepts of Linear Functions*1.7 Solving Two-Variable Systems of Linear Equations*1.8 Properties of Functions*1.9 Exponents*1.10 Changes and Growth Rates*1.10.2 Index Numbers*Chapter 2 Business Math: Optimization*2.1 Nonlinear Functions* 2.2 The Concept of a Derivative*2.3 Graphical Interpretation of Derivatives*2.4 Additional Topics on Derivatives*2.5 Second Derivatives*2.6 Partial Derivatives*2.7 Optimization*2.9 Measuring Areas under Linear Functions*2.10 Economic Models *2.11 Comparative Statics Analysis*Chapter 3 Statistical Analysis Primer *3.1 Elements of Statistics*3.2 Sigma Notation*3.3 Measures of Central Tendency *3.4 Frequency Tables and Histograms*3.5 Measures of Variability*3.6 Measures of Association*3.7 Probability Essentials*3.8 Discrete Random Variables*3.9 Continuous Random Variables*3.10 An Introduction to Estimation* 3.11 Regression Analysis*3.12 Hypothesis Testing*Chapter 4 Mathematics of Finance*4.1 Time Value of Money*4.2 Real and Nominal Rates of Interest *4.3 Compound Interest *4.4 Annuities*4.5 Perpetuities*4.6 Net Present Value *4.7 Bonds *4.8 Common Stocks *4.9 Portfolio Theory Primer*List of Rules*Answers to Practice Exercises *References* Index
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Author information

Regina Trevino is Assistant Professor of Economics in the School of Business Administration at Loyola University Chicago
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