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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 5 hours per week....

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Accountants
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Lawyers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Data Analysts

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Equations

10 videos (Total 49 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
10 videos
Equations- An Introduction3m
1. Variables, Constants and Parameters6m
2. The Real Number System6m
3. Basic Rules7m
4. Like Terms3m
5. Translate Phrases into Mathematics6m
6. Working with Business Formulas5m
7. Ratio and Proportion6m
Equations- Summary2m
2 readings
Glossary of Terms10m
Quiz Instructions10m
3 practice exercises
Equations: Practice Exercises6m
Equations: Summative Exercises16m
Week 1: End of Week Quiz10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Functions

20 videos (Total 81 min), 2 quizzes
20 videos
1. A Function as an Ordered Pair of Elements5m
2. Relations and Functions5m
3. Types of Function7m
4. Levels of Generality3m
5: The Domain of a Function4m
5.1: Graphing an Equation7m
6. Linear Functions4m
6.1 Mapping Linear Functions4m
6.2 Linear Functions: Examples9m
7. Quadratic Functions4m
8. Cubic Functions3m
Functions Summary2m
1.1. The Exponential Functions1m
1.2. The Nature of Exponential Functions1m
1.3. Simple Exponential Functions3m
1.4. The Graph2m
2.1. Logarithmic Functions3m
2.2. Log Functions and Exponential Functions1m
2.3 The Graphical Form1m
2 practice exercises
Summative Questions16m
End of Week Quiz10m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Derivatives

21 videos (Total 99 min), 2 quizzes
21 videos
1. Slopes of Curves3m
2. The Geometrical Interpretation of Tangents and Derivatives1m
3. Increasing and Decreasing Functions1m
4. Derivatives as a Rate of Change3m
5. Continuity1m
6. Simple Rules of Differentiation2m
6.1. The Derivative of a Constant Function1m
6.2. The Graphical Representation of the Rule2m
6.3. Examples2m
6.3.1 Derivatives: Examples, Part 110m
6.3.2 Derivatives: Examples, Part 211m
6.3.3 Derivatives: Examples, Part 36m
6.4. The Power Rule4m
6.5. Sum and Difference2m
7. The Product Rule9m
7.2 Matrices15m
8. The Quotient Rule3m
9. The Chain Rule6m
10. Higher Order Derivatives2m
Lecture: Derivatives - Summary3m
2 practice exercises
Summative Questions14m
End of Week Quiz10m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Matrices

16 videos (Total 43 min), 3 quizzes
16 videos
1. What Is A Matrix?4m
2. The Square Matrix1m
3. Matrix Operations1m
3.1. Addition3m
3.2. Subtraction1m
3.3. Scalar Multiplication1m
3.4. Multiplication of Matrices3m
3.5. Multiplication Procedure3m
3.6. General Rules for Matrix Addition and Multiplication by Scalars53s
4. The Inverse2m
5. The Transpose2m
6. Identity Matrix3m
6.1. Properties of the Identity Matrix2m
7. Linear Systems of Equation4m
Matrices | Summary2m
3 practice exercises
Summative Questions16m
End of Week Quiz10m
End of Course Quiz1h
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Top reviews from Quantitative Foundations for International Business

By EGApr 30th 2017

Quite demanding for people who, like me, do not practice calculus and math since high school. People with higher skills may found it simple. Very useful and challenging.

By ASMay 17th 2019

Excellent course giving intuitive insights into derivatives, matrices and linear algebra. Lays the foundation of quantitative modelling. Very useful.

Instructor

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George Kapetanios

Professor of Finance and Econometrics
King's College London

About University of London

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About the International Business Essentials Specialization

This specialisation from the University of London is designed to help you develop and build the essential business, academic, and cultural skills necessary to succeed in further study and in international business. If completed successfully, you may be able to use your certificate from this specialisation as part of the application process for the University of London Global MBA. This Specialisation is endorsed by CMI....
International Business Essentials

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