The MBA Math Monday series helps prospective MBA students to self assess their proficiency with the quantitative building blocks of the MBA first year curriculum. The normal distribution is essentially the familiar symmetrical bell curve that characterizes many phenomena. Even when distributions of interest are asymmetrical, the normal distribution is central to sampling and confidence intervals…

## MBA Math Monday: Supply and Demand

The MBA Math Monday series helps prospective MBA students to self assess their proficiency with the quantitative building blocks of the MBA first year curriculum. The market interaction of supply and demand is one of the classic business concepts that people encounter from school snack swaps to shopping at the mall, from start ups to too-big-too-fail banks,…

## MBA Math Monday: Journal and T-Accounts

The MBA Math Monday series helps prospective MBA students to self assess their proficiency with the quantitative building blocks of the MBA first year curriculum. The first MBA Math accounting exercise explained that balance sheets provide a snapshot of a firm’s financial condition at a moment in time, with “balance” referring to the equality between the left…

## MBA Math Monday: Bonds

The MBA Math Monday series returns after a break since mid-July for classroom teaching. The series helps prospective MBA students to self assess their proficiency with the quantitative building blocks of the MBA first-year curriculum. As described in the first three MBA Math Monday finance exercises, quantitative finance builds incrementally. The first and second finance exercises deal…

## MBA Math Monday: Linear Regression

The MBA Math Monday series helps prospective MBA students to self assess their proficiency with the quantitative building blocks of the MBA first year curriculum. Linear regression helps to identify the best line characterizing two sets of data. Regression generally is used where one factor managers control, such as advertising, is believed to influence another…

## MBA Math Monday: Marginal Analysis by Calculus

The MBA Math Monday series helps prospective MBA students to self assess their proficiency with the quantitative building blocks of the MBA first year curriculum. The first two economics exercises examined marginal analysis. which discovers a firm’s optimal production quantity and profit. Marginal analysis problems can be posed equivalently in terms of tables, formulas, or charts. The first exercise…

## MBA Math Monday: Income Statement

The MBA Math Monday series helps prospective MBA students to self assess their proficiency with the quantitative building blocks of the MBA first year curriculum. The first and second MBA Math accounting exercises examined the balance sheet, which represents the sources and uses of a firm’s funds at a snapshot in time. The first exercise…

## MBA Math Monday: Annuities

The MBA Math Monday series helps prospective MBA students to self assess their proficiency with the quantitative building blocks of the MBA first year curriculum. As described in the first and second MBA Math Monday finance exercises, quantitative finance builds incrementally. Those exercises deal with converting a single amount of money at one point in time into a…

## MBA Math Monday: Probability

The MBA Math Monday series helps prospective MBA students to self assess their proficiency with the quantitative building blocks of the MBA first year curriculum. Probability is a language for dealing with uncertainty. Like any language, it has structure and rules that take practice to internalize. This exercise is at its core a simple logic…

## MBA Math Monday: Marginal Analysis by Formula

The MBA Math Monday series helps prospective MBA students to self assess their proficiency with the quantitative building blocks of the MBA first year curriculum. The first MBA Math economics exercise explained that marginal analysis discovers a firm’s optimal production quantity and profit. Marginal analysis problems can be posed equivalently in terms of tables, formulas,or charts….