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Number:MS206
Name:Math for Management and Economics
Description:This course is an introduction to quantitative modeling in the context of business and economics. Students learn mathematical concepts, constructs and theory using the platform of spreadsheet modeling. Topics include principles of spreadsheet design, break even analysis, optimization as applied to curve fitting, cash flow analysis and time series analysis.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Every semester
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):
MS120 or equivalent

Course Objectives

How to design a spreadsheet in a manner that applies to model building in any context including those not covered in the course.
"How to organize given information in a consistent, easy to read manner including the use of text boxes, comment tags, color coding, and range name assignments.
How to use spreadsheet models to validate solutions (e.g. obtain the solution in two different ways)
"How to use approximation techniques such as ""goal seek"" and how to do ""what if"" analysis on models that have been completed.
How to use Excel to perform optimization whether or not constraints are present.
How to use Excel to understand and conduct cash flow analysis.
Solve equations and systems of equation
Create graphs and charts to represent solutions to problem
Use matrices to aid in decision making
Determine best options for various financial situations
Use probability to assess multiple solutions to various situations.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
S 2017 MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS (LL)-W/ACCESS 9780321923981 SALZMAN 10TH 14 PEARSON Morales $183 $0 $0
S 2017 BUSINESS MATH USING EXCEL 9780538731195 BURTON 2ND 11 CENGAGE L Wheaton $0 $152 $0
S 2017 MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS (LL)-W/ACCESS 9780321923981 SALZMAN 10TH 14 PEARSON Morales $183 $0 $0
S 2017 MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS (LL)-W/ACCESS 9780321923981 SALZMAN 10TH 14 PEARSON Morales $183 $0 $0
F 2016 BUSINESS MATH USING EXCEL 9780538731195 BURTON 2ND 11 CENGAGE L Morales $0 $152 $0 $0
F 2016 FUND.OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS 9780918091239 WILLIAMS 7TH 96 HAWKES LRN Thebarge $0 $47 $37 $0
F 2016 (none) Thebarge $0 $0 $0
F 2016 (none) Morales $0 $0 $0
F 2015 (none) Morales $0 $0 $0
F 2015 (none) Morales $0 $0 $0
F 2015 (none) Wheaton $0 $0 $0
S 2015 FUND.OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS 9780918091239 WILLIAMS 7TH 96 HAWKES LRN Morales $65 $0 $0
S 2015 SUCCEEDING IN BUS.W/MS.OFF.EXCEL 2013 9781285099149 GROSS 14 CENGAGE L Morales $0 $113 $0
S 2015 SUCCEEDING IN BUS.W/MS.OFF.EXCEL 2013 9781285099149 GROSS 14 CENGAGE L Morales $0 $113 $0
S 2015 FUND.OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS 9780918091239 WILLIAMS 7TH 96 HAWKES LRN Morales $65 $0 $0
S 2015 (none) Wheaton $0 $0 $0
S 2015 (none) Wheaton $0 $0 $0
F 2014 No Text Required Morales $0 $0 $0
F 2014 SUCCEEDING IN BUS.W/MS.OFF.EXCEL 2013 9781285099149 GROSS 14 Morales $146 $0 $0
S 2014 No Text Required Morales $0 $0 $0
S 2014 MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010 DATA ANAL.+BUS... 9780735643369 WINSTON 11 Wheaton $0 $0 $0
S 2014 MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010 DATA ANAL.+BUS... 9780735643369 WINSTON 11 Wheaton $0 $0 $0
S 2014 No Text Required Dodge $0 $0 $0
U 2014 (none) Morales $0 $0 $0
F 2013 No Text Required Morales $0 $0 $0
F 2013 No Text Required Chapman $0 $0 $0
S 2013 No Text Required For This Course ZZDIRECT NONE MBS Chapman $0 $0 $0
S 2013 No Text Required For This Course ZZDIRECT NONE MBS Chapman $0 $0 $0
S 2013 No Text Required For This Course ZZDIRECT NONE MBS Morales $0 $0 $0
F 2012 No Text Required For This Course ZZDIRECT NONE MBS Chapman $0 $0 $0
F 2012 No Text Required For This Course ZZDIRECT NONE MBS Chapman $0 $0 $0
F 2012 No Text Required For This Course ZZDIRECT NONE MBS Chapman $0 $0 $0
U 2012 NO TEXT REQUIRED TEXT Chapman $0 $0
U 2012 NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED 2-10-011111-6 NO TEXT Chapman $0 $0
F 2011 NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED 2-10-011111-6 NO TEXT Turner $0 $0
F 2011 NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED 2-10-011111-6 NO TEXT Turner $0 $0
F 2011 NO TEXT REQUIRED TEXT Damon $0 $0
F 2011 SUCCEEDING IN BUSINESS WI 0-538-74580-0 GROSS COURSE TEC Damon $122 $92
S 2011 NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED 2-10-011111-6 NO TEXT Norton $0 $0
F 2010 SUCCEEDING IN BUSINESS WI 0-538-74580-0 GROSS COURSE TEC McMillan $107 $80
F 2010 NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED 2-10-011111-6 NO TEXT Turner $0 $0
F 2010 NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED 2-10-011111-6 NO TEXT Turner $0 $0
S 2010 MICROSOFT EXCEL DATA ANAL 0-7356-1901-8 WINSTON MICROSOFT Kelley $40 $30
F 2009 NOT FOUND NOT FOUND NOT FOUND NOT FOUN NO NOT FOUND Chapman $6 $0
F 2009 NOT FOUND NOT FOUND NOT FOUND NO BARCHARTS INC Chapman $6 $0
S 2009 Excel 2007 Data Analysis and Business Modeling 0-7356-2396-1 Winston, Wayne L Microsoft Press Norton $0 $0
S 2009 Excel 2007 Data Analysis and Business Modeling 0-7356-2396-1 Winston, Wayne L Microsoft Press Norton $0 $0
S 2009 MICROSOFT OFFICE EXCEL 20 0-7356-2396-1 WINSTON MICROSOFT PRESS Norton $40 $30
F 2008 BUNDLE SUC IN BIZ AND FIN 0-324-80624-8 GROSS CENGAGE LEARNING Norton $90 $68
S 2008 NO TEXT REQUIRED TEXT Turner $0 $0
S 2008 NO TEXT REQUIRED TEXT Turner $0 $0
U 2008 SUCCEEDING IN BUSINESS WI GROSS COURSE TEC Damon $85 $64
F 2007 NO TEXT REQUIRED TEXT Turner $0 $0
F 2007 NO TEXT REQUIRED TEXT Turner $0 $0
F 2007 FINITE MATHEMATICS WITH M PIASCIK B/C Chapman $36 $27
S 2007 FINITE MATH FOR BUS, ECON, LIFE SCI & SOC SCI 0-13-113962-2 BARNETT 10 PEARSON EDUCATION Damon $126 $94
S 2007 FINITE MATHEMATICS WITH MICROSOFT EXCEL 0-534-37057-8 PIASCIK THOMSON LEARNING Chapman $35 $26
S 2006 (none) NO TEXT LISTED Turner $0 $0
S 2006 (none) NO TEXT LISTED Turner $0 $0
S 2006 "FINITE MATH.F/BUS BARNETT ECON Casparius $0 $0
S 2006 FINITE MATH.+ITS APPL.-TEXT GOLDSTEIN 8TH 04 Szillery $118 $89
F 2005 (none) NO TEXT LISTED Turner $0 $0
F 2005 (none) NO TEXT LISTED Turner $0 $0
S 2005 Finite Mathematics w/Spreadsheet Manual 0321243986 Young 3 Addison Wesley Chapman $0 $0
F 2003 Intro to Excel 0130081752 Kuncicky Turner $0 $0
F 2003 Excel Spreadsheet Turner Turner $0 $0
S 2003 Introduction to Excel 2002, 3/E 0-13-008175-2 David Kuncicky 3 Prentice Hall Turner $0 $0
S 2003 Introduction to Excel 2002, 3/E 0-13-008175-2 David Kuncicky 3 Prentice Hall Turner $0 $0
F 2002 COURSEPACK FOR MS206 TURNER THOMAS Turner $0 $0
F 2002 COURSEPACK FOR MS206 TURNER THOMAS Turner $0 $0
S 2002 FINITE MATH.F/BUS,ECON,LIFE SCI,+SOC... 0-13-913179-5 BARNETT 8TH 99 PEARSON Twitchell $0 $0
S 2002 FINITE MATH.F/BUS,ECON,LIFE SCI,+SOC... 0-13-913179-5 BARNETT 8TH 99 PEARSON Slocum $0 $0
S 2002 FINITE MATH.F/BUS,ECON,LIFE SCI,+SOC... 0-13-913179-5 BARNETT 8TH 99 PEARSON Slocum $0 $0
S 2002 FINITE MATH.F/BUS,ECON,LIFE SCI,+SOC... 0-13-913179-5 BARNETT 8TH 99 PEARSON Twitchell $0 $0
S 2002 FINITE MATH.F/BUS,ECON,LIFE SCI,+SOC... 0-13-913179-5 BARNETT 8TH 99 PEARSON Slocum $0 $0