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Interested in increasing your knowledge of the Big Data landscape and improving your English language skills?
This course is for those new to data science and interested in understanding why the Big Data Era has come to be. It is for those who want to become conversant with the terminology and the core concepts behind big data problems, applications, and systems. It is for those who want to start thinking about how Big Data might be useful in their business or career. It provides an introduction to one of the most common frameworks, Hadoop, that has made big data analysis easier and more accessible -- increasing the potential for data to transform our world! At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the Big Data landscape including examples of real world big data problems including the three key sources of Big Data: people, organizations, and sensors.
- Explain the V’s of Big Data (volume, velocity, variety, veracity, valence, and value) and why each impacts data collection, monitoring, storage, analysis and reporting.
- Get value out of Big Data by using a 5-step process to structure your analysis.
- Identify what are and what are not big data problems and be able to recast big data problems as data science questions.
- Provide an explanation of the architectural components and programming models used for scalable big data analysis.
- Summarize the features and value of core Hadoop stack components including the YARN resource and job management system, the HDFS file system and the MapReduce programming model.
The course " International Finance" provides a conceptual framework within which the key financial decisions of the multinational firm can be analyzed.
The Learning Objectives:
1. Extensive discussion of the basic concepts of absolute and comparative advantige as well as some insight into the gains and income redistributions associated with free trade and the consequences of barriers to trade.
2. Role of expectations in determining exchange rates.
3. Discussion of monetary union, optimum currency areas, and the causes and consequences of the introduction of the euro.
4. Integrated discussion of the five key parity relationship in international finance and how they can be used to forecast exchange rates.
5. Discussion of country risk analysis for both companies and banks, along with an analysis of the dramatic changes taking place throughout Latin America, Easten Europe, and China and their implications for economic growth.
6. Comprehensive discussion of the foreign exchange market and its institutions and mechanisms, including electronic trading.
7. Understanding of currency futures and options contracts, and their use in exchange risk management.
8. Presentation on how to compute gains, losses, and maintenance margins on a futures contract.
9. Discussion of currency spreads and barrier options.
10. Use of interest rate and currency swaps to manage foreign exchange and interest rate risk.
11. Discussion of fixed-for-fixed and fixed-for-floating currency interest rate swaps.
6 cr., offered on request
Business Communication course provides students with the tools that are needed to collect, organize, and present information in a business environment. Students will learn how to use library and Internet resources to collect information. Word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics applications will be used to organize and present business information. Students will be introduced to business report writing, developing and delivering a persuasive presentation, and electronic-mail methods for team-based communication.
To develop the skills required to effectively speak, write, listen, and interact in a business environment by understanding communication concepts.
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
- Understand and apply the principles of effective verbal and nonverbal communication.
- Produce professional quality business documents (i.e. letters, memos, and reports).
- Participate effectively in a group to solve problems, make decisions, and complete assignments.
- Deliver an effective persuasive oral presentation using appropriate visual aids and technology.
- Understand and apply software tools to produce documents effectively and efficiently.
- Understand and use on-line resources for communication and research.
- Manage their time and strictly follow instructions.
- Develop teamwork skills, interpersonal and intercultural communications.
- Establish leadership and organizational skills to make managerial decisions and act in non-standard situations.