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Business Mathematics-Intermediate

Start Date:
10 Dec 2018
QAR 4500
Course Name:  Business Mathematics - Intermediate
Course Information
This course is designed to introduce you to the basic mathematical skills you will need to understand, analyse, and solve mathematical problems encountered in business and finance, and in investment decision making.
On successful completion of this course, participants will be able to understand:
  • Explain the concept of the time value of money
  • Explain the concept of the discounting and compounding
  • Explain the concept of the interest rates
  • Carry out basic bond (notes payable) valuation techniques using relevant concepts
  • Calculate using decimals, fractions, and percents and apply the concepts to buying, pricing, and selling goods
  • Calculate problems of simple and compound interest
  • Analyze financial statements and calculate and interpret problems involving stocks and bonds
Target Audience:
Individuals who are involved in credit and investment analysis and need calculation skills to more effectively perform their analysis.
Participants are expected to be able to perform the basic arithmetic operations—addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division—with ease, and to have some familiarity with fractions, and with algebraic operations.
Course Structure:
The course consists of lectures, in-class exercises, group discussions.
Course Facts:
Duration: 3 Days
Program Contents
  • Time Value of Money
  • Discounting & Compounding
  • Flat, Effective, Real and Nominal Interest Rates
  • Bond Calculations
  • Banking
  • Percentages
  • Simple interest
  • Compound interest
  • Financial analysis
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Statistics
Module 1
  • Rounding
  • Approximation to the nearest integer
  • Dealing with negative numbers (addition and subtraction)
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Mixed Numbers
  • Proper Fractions & Improper Fractions
  • Multiplying & Dividing Fractions
  • Cancelling Fractions
  • Prime Numbers
  • Decimals
  • Adding & Subtracting Decimals
  • Multiplying Decimals
  • Divisions with Decimals
  •  Arithmetic with Decimals
  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Brackets
  • Simple Equations
  • Ratios
Module 2
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Present Value & Future Value
  • Yield Curve
  • Discount Factor
  • Flat, Effective, Real and Nominal Interest Rates
  • Introduction to Bonds
  • Primary & Secondary Markets
  • Types of Bonds
  • Bond Pricing & Yield Calculation
Module 3
  • Equities
  • Company Formation
  • Types of Shares
  • Dividends
  • Bonus Issues
  • Right Issues
  • Stock Splits
  • Consolidation

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