After reviewing the Quantitative Reasoning for Business Overview I am excited to take the QRB Course. In the opening bullets the Overview document laid out points and questions that are a majority of the reason for entering the MBA program. I am mathematically inclined, and through my undergrad honed my analytical reasoning skills. Combining the two abilities and translating them into the world of business is a major goal for this program. The Overview document was interesting to read. I recognized terms and even equations from past classes, or personal derivations through my business. There is still much to learn, especially in the areas of application. I believe that taking the QRB Course will supplement the other course material learned in classes such as economics, finance, accounting, operations, and research by providing real world applications.
Economics, Finance, and Accounting
Economics, Finance and accounting seem to be more finite a science than operations and research. I have taken courses in each in the past, and found them to be very dry, and frankly, not appealing. However, when I was taking these courses I was an undergrad with no interest in business, and at the time, not even a desire to be in college. Now that I own a business, the subjects intrigue me. However, simply learning rules and trends of economics, tricks to finance, and accounting equations is not as beneficial as learning how to use those skills in reasoning. The QRB Course will take the knowledge learned in these courses and enable me to apply it to sound reasoning and decision making.
Operations and Research
These two areas are more open ended than the others. Sound reasoning and decision making are still required to insure efficiency. The QRB Course will teach me to apply finite numbers and terms to open ended subjects to make sure the reasoning behind all decisions is supported quantitatively.
After reading the Quantitative Reasoning for...