Quantitative Analysis for Business

Course Objectives

This course has the following objectives.

・ Understand the principles and methods of basic quantitative analysis, which are necessary for managers.

・ Gain the ability to use quantitative analysis to facilitate decision-making in practical business settings, such as in business planning or creating proposals.

On Day 1, we will learn about the significance of quantitative analysis, as well as its processes. From Day 2 onwards, we will study various concepts and methods of analysis that will allow us to process and interpret data, as well as methods to predict the future and make decisions. We will learn these skills through exercises that deal with real world business examples. On Day 4, we will work on an integrated exercise in which we will use the techniques we have learned, and you will be able to review the previous lessons.

Intended Students

In this course, students will acquire the basic analytical skills required for business, assuming a variety of jobs. We encourage students to take the course as early as possible and apply what they learn to their subsequent studies.

Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA, Pre-IMBA
Discipline: Critical and Analytical Skills
Course Level: Fundamental Course
Required/Elective Course: Required Elective Course
Number of Credits: 1.5
Report: Day 4
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 35 (Part-time MBA)

Theme/Reading Materials

Day 1
Session A
THEME An Overview of the Benefits of Quantitative Analysis
CASE ・Original Textbook
・Blueberry Suppli
Session B
THEME Collecting data
CASE ・Original Textbook
 
Day 2
Session A
THEME The process to quantitative analysis and analytical perspectives
CASE ・Original Textbook
・Baria Planning Solutions, Inc.: Fixing the Sales Process
Session B
THEME Perspectives in analyzing output, and analytical approaches
CASE ・Original Textbook
 
Day 3
Session A
THEME Analyzing the output-input mechanism inductively
CASE ・Original Textbook
Session B
THEME Analyzing the output-input mechanism deductively
CASE ・Original Textbook
 
Day 4
Session A
THEME Integrated Exercise
CASE ・Colgate-Palmolive: Cleopatra
Session B
THEME Integrated Exercise (Continued)
CASE ・Colgate-Palmolive: Cleopatra
 
Day 5
Session A
THEME Making decisions under uncertainties (Visualizing)
CASE ・Original Textbook
・Crithink Co., Ltd.
Session B
THEME Making decisions under uncertainties (Selecting options)
CASE ・Original Textbook
・Freemark Abbey Winery
 
Day 6
Session A
THEME Analyzing complex mechanisms (A hypothesis-based approach)
CASE ・Original Textbook
・Delidish Co., Ltd.
Session B
THEME Analyzing complex mechanisms (Search-based approach)
CASE ・Original Textbook
・Delidish Co., Ltd.

If you wish to start from the Pre-MBA,

Tuition Fee per course: 126,000 yen
Please find more about the Pre-MBA Program.

Course Schedule

Faculty

Takatomo Itoi
Takatomo Itoi
Critical and Analytical Skills, Innovation
Innovation and growth are inextricably linked. Driving innovation is one thing for a start-up company, however it poses entirely different challenges for large, established corporations. In Business Transformation through Innovation, we will identify and understand the underlying causes of transformation failure and get to the heart of what matters most in building a breakthrough business.
Gil Chavez
Gil Chavez
Critical and Analytical Skills, Management Philosophy, Marketing and Strategy
The ability to assess a given situation, to quickly sift through data to indentify key factors, is essential in any profession. In business, it is the foundation of management and leadership.
Kenichi Suzuki
Kenichi Suzuki
Critical and Analytical Skills
"There are two types of students in any B-school. For those who love numbers, I promise I'll take you to the wonderland of numbers. For those who hate numbers, I promise I'll help you get through the labyrinth of numbers."