Quants Workshop 2022 – Register Now

Kent Business School (KBS) is pleased to be able to offer an optional one week face- to- face refresher quantitative skills workshop in Mathematics, Statistics, Excel and ‘R’ analytics if you are undertaking an MSc in any Finance- related courses, Business Analytics, Logistics and Supply Chain Management or Digital Marketing and Analytics.

The workshops, which run from Monday 12th September, before Welcome Week. They are offered at no extra tuition cost and will be delivered face-to-face in the Sibson Building on the Canterbury Campus, in the PC rooms. 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.

Quants focus 4: ‘R’ analytics

The R analytics is an introductory course and students do not need any previous experience in ‘R’ or other programming languages. ‘R’ is very powerful for quantitative analysis and equips students with logical, structured and analytical thinking. The session covers some of the most important functionalities such as data management – data inputting and processing, data structures, simple calculations and translating equations, loops, functions, charts and algorithms.

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For students requiring on campus accommodation:

  • Accommodation on campus will need to be booked via the Conference Office website
  • Campus accommodation can be booked from Saturday 10th September 2022 – Saturday 17 September 2022 only
  • Promotion Code to use when booking: KBSQUANTS
  • Payment must be made at the time of booking to confirm the accommodation.
  • Nightly rate £30.00 for single standard accommodation in Darwin College (bedding and towels included). Meals are not provided.


In the case of any enquiries relating to accommodation, please contact the Conference Office on +44 (0)1227 828000.

Please note, all students will be required to vacate this accommodation by 10.00 on Saturday 17 September 2022. Students will be able to move to their term time accommodation (if they have been offered accommodation on campus for the duration of the academic year) from midday on Saturday 17 September 2022.


For any queries regarding the Quants Workshops please contact a member of the KBS Admissions Team at kbsadmissions@kent.ac.uk

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