Get MSc Ready with our Free Online Quant Skills Workshops


Kent Business School (KBS) is pleased to be able to offer an optional one-week online refresher quantitative skills workshop in Mathematics, Statistics and Excel, if you are undertaking an MSc in any of our Finance options, Business Analytics, Logistics and Supply Chain Management or Digital Marketing and Analytics.

The workshops, which run from Monday 13th September, before Welcome Week, are offered at no extra tuition cost and will be delivered fully online via MS Teams. Students must register to attend via the online booking form.

Course Details

The workshop will refresh your knowledge of the quantitative concepts and techniques needed for your Master’s studies. It is organised as a series of short lectures and practical workshops, and you will have the opportunity to go through a series of theoretical and practical exercises with staff from the School. Students can take part in some or all of the sessions, though we greatly advise you to make the most of all there is to offer. There will be no assessment at the end of the course.

Eligible programmes

Quants focus 1: Mathematics

The week starts with the mathematics part which provides a review of the essential skills that provide background for the mathematics needed in finance, marketing and analytics. The syllabus includes basic algebra, calculus, matrix algebra, numerical methods and optimisation.

Quants focus 2: Statistics

The statistics part of the course builds on the mathematics part and is an introduction to statistics covering basic probability and inference. The syllabus includes measures of summarising data, probability, discrete and continuous distributions, special distributions, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals, estimation, and simple regression.

Quants focus 3: Excel

The Excel part of the course is an introduction to Excel covering Excel basics and producing professional spreadsheets. The syllabus covers good spreadsheet practice, essential functions, essential formula, auditing tools and charts.

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