Professional and Continuing Education

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Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-3177

Methods Workshop
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Professional & Continuing Education (PACE)
(248) 370-3177

Quantitative Methods Workshop

UPDATE: We are actively working on transitioning the Quantitative Methods Course to an online, on-demand format. We feel the course is going to be better than ever after this update, and are excited to launch by the end of August/early September 2018. You will be able to move through the course at your own pace, and content will adapt based on what you already know. This level of personalization will ensure that you are getting exactly what you need out of the course, and aren't wasting your time reviewing concepts you have already mastered.

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CEBA 10000

Summer Session:  Online, On-Demand Course Tentative Launch Date : End of August/first week of September 2018

The Quantitative Methods Workshop is a non-credit course intended to provide the graduate student with a review and/or introduction to many of the mathematical techniques and applications likely to be encountered in the working world, and is useful to professionals who need to brush up on these skills. Successful completion of this workshop satisfies the MBA quantitative methods prerequisite. Classroom attendance is essential. The textbook will be provided, but must be returned at the completion of the workshop.  

Course of Study
Overview of algebraic topics including exponents, solving equations, functions, graphics of linear and quadratic equations, solving systems of equations, logarithms, and other topics as they may arise: 

    • decision making 
    • financial mathematics, including present and future value 
    • annuities with applications 
    • basics of linear programming, including graphical approach and the Simplex method 
    • emphasis on business applications 
    • derivatives and applications of the derivative, including optimization, curve sketching and business examples 
    • the integral and application of the integral 
    • multivariable calculus, including optimization, with applications 
    • brief overview of selected topics in statistics 

Program Format
The course is online and on-demand, meaning you can start whenever you want and move through at your own pace! The course also adapts to your level, meaning that you will not be forced to complete work on concepts you have already mastered. As such, some students may progress through the course faster than others. An OU faculty member will be facilitating the course, and is available to answer questions and help students with problem areas. 

Cost: $750, which includes access to a comprehensive online textbook that students retain access to for two years. 

It is expected that attendees have mastered (at a minimum) elementary-intermediate Algebra concepts. These will be covered to some extent in the course, but will not be the focus. Students who need more help with the lower level Math concepts will be referred to additional resources by the instructor. 

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