Imperial College Business School is offering free online course on Maths Essentials for MBA Success. This course assumes no prior knowledge of business maths, concepts are explained clearly and regular activities give students the opportunity to practice their skills and improve their confidence.
In this mathematics course, students will learn the fundamental business math skills needed to succeed in your MBA study. The course will start on March 20, 2017.
Course At A Glance
Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 2-3 hours pw
Subject: Business and Management
Institution: Imperial College Business School and edx
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $ 79
Session: Course Starts on March 20, 2017
As part of Imperial College London, a global leader in science and technology, Imperial College Business School drives business advantage through the fusion of business and technology and an entrepreneurial mindset. We combine innovative thinking and insight with new technology to develop practical solutions to real world issues, benefiting business and improving society.
The Business School offers four suites of programs: MBA, Finance, General Management (including undergraduate studies and a Summer School) and specialised Master’s Degrees. Each degree program is linked to a relevant academic department and led by academics with leading expertise in their field and excellent teaching experience.
About This Course
Planning to study for an MBA but unsure of your basic maths skills? All MBA programs require some maths, particularly on quantitative subjects such as Accounting, Economics and Finance.
In this mathematics course, you will learn the fundamental business math skills needed to succeed in your MBA study. These math skills will also give you an edge in the workplace enabling you to apply greater analytical skill to your decision making.
Why Take This Course?
This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English. Applicants can get a verified certificate.
Students will learn how to evaluate and manipulate the types of formulae that appear in an accounting syllabus, how to perform the calculus required to solve optimization problems in economics and how to apply the concept of geometric series to solving finance-related problems such as calculating compound interest payments.
- How to evaluate, manipulate and graph the types of linear equations that appear throughout an MBA syllabus
- How to evaluate and manipulate the complex relationships that appear (for example, those that are represented as quadratic or exponential equations)
- How calculus is used to solve optimization problems, such as finding the quantity of sales that maximizes a firm’s profit
- How tools relating to mathematical series and sequences are adopted on an MBA program to calculate concepts such as net present value and compound interest
Dr. David Lefevre
David is the Director of the EdTech Lab at Imperial College Business School. He is also the course leader on the Business School’s Pre-study module in Maths. David holds an MSc in Computing Science and a PhD in the field of instructional systems from Imperial College London and, perhaps most importantly, a BSc in Mathematics from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Phil’s role is involved with supporting education initiatives, policy and strategy across the Faculty of Engineering at Imperial College London. Phil coordinates the work of the Faculty Teaching Committee and supports a range College-wide education activities which cover the complete student lifecycle at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Secondary school (high school) maths
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