2014/2015 KANCFIVO1001U Quantitative Methods
English Title  
Quantitative Methods 
Course information 

Language  English 
Course ECTS  7.5 ECTS 
Type  Mandatory 
Level  Full Degree Master 
Duration  One Semester 
Course period  Autumn 
Timetable  Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk 
Study board 
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business
Administration

Course coordinator  


Main academic disciplines  


Last updated on 04072014 
Learning objectives  
When presented with a problem dealt with in the course, the student should be able to solve the problem using the appropriate software in a way similar to how the problem was solved during the course. When presented with a problem, which is similar but different from the problems dealt with in the course, the student should be able to solve the problem, based on a theoretical understanding of the problems dealt with in the course.  
Examination  


Course content and structure  
The course provides the quantitative tools necessary for following courses like Investments and Empirical Finance successfully.
Theoretical topics covered in the worked examples include:
R: RStudio IDE, Data import, Data types and selected functions, Scripts, Plots, Forloops and Ifstatements, Functions, Debugging, Random numbers and Monte Carlo analysis, Linear algebra, Optimization, Integration with Excel 

Teaching methods  
Flipped classroom with online lectures, worked examples (exercises with guiding solutions), and classes with personalized guidance.  
Student workload  


Expected literature  
Mandatory literature
