BUS 598 Quantitative Foundations and Business Applications
Summer 2016 Session I
Dr. Victoria Neagoe
Saturday 9:00-6:00pm 5/21 6/4 6/11 6/25
Office: Fulmer 2-D
Office hours: Available before and after each class session
General Introduction to Corporate Social
Traditional Four Recipes of Corporate
Cutting-Edge Views on Corporate Social
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
refers to business practices invo
Quiz 6 5 points each
Complete the first and second partial derivatives for the
1. xy3 + 7x2y 11x + 12y
2. 6xz 7x2 + 7z2 8
Find the values at which each of the following functions is
optimized and prove it is either a maximum or minimum.
What is downsizing:
Corporate downsizing is the strategic action of reducing the size of an organizations workforce in
the hope of achieving greater efficiency and productivity through the reduction in labor costs.
Downsizing concept can be tracked back
Using derivatives, find the profit maximizing quantity of output for each of the following. Include a
verification of the second order condition that you have really found a maximum and not a minimum.
TC = 10500 + 100Q
TR = -5Q2 + 600Q
Complete each question as indicated.
Solve for the equilibrium P and Q for each of the following pairs of supply and demand
equations: (four points each)
1. Q = 1100 10P
Q = 100 + 5 P
2. Q = 80 P
Q = 8 + 2P
3. Q = 242 3P
Q = 22 + 2P
Convert the following into slope-intercept form (2 points each):
1. 24x + 4y = 12
2. -9x + 3y = 21
Factor the following equations (2 points each)
3. X2 + 2X 63
4. X2 + 24X + 144
In each of the following, rewrite the story as an equation
B.F. Goodrich Rabobank Interest Rate Swap
1. How large must the discount (x) be to make this an attractive deal for Rabobank?
2. How large must the annual fee (F) be to make this an attractive deal for Morgan Guaranty?
3. How small must the
In what way(s) is Tiffany exposed to exchange-rate risk subsequent to its new distribution
agreement with Mitsukoshi? How serious are these risks?
Should Tiffany actively manage its yen-dollar exchange-rate risk? Why or why not?
Key Concepts and Skills
the basics of forward and
Understand how derivatives can be
used to hedge risks faced by the
25.1 Derivatives, Hedging, and Risk
25.2 Forward Contracts
25.3 Futures Co
BUS 598 CASE STUDY #9
Prof: Marc D Minnick
Is Growth Always an Inherent Corporate Value?
Growth can be defined as a company that produces substantial profitable earnings and these
profits increase at high rates than the e
What was Circuit City?
Circuit City Stores, Inc. was an American vendor in brand-name buyer electronics, individual
computers, entertainment software, and until early in 2000 came accompanied with
large appliances. I mean Circuit City was an overconfident
JVA Corporation Simulation
The JVA Corp was experiencing a dramatic economic downturn because they have suffered a
17% drop in revenue since the start of the recession. The employees will lose out with a little in
amenities and some regulation on the rise
Wal-Mart and Unions
1. The Advantages of being apart of a labor union is a stable job as long the company
doesn't move due to business. Commonly hire wage than nonunion workers and medical
coverage is paid more by the company itself than the individual pl
1. The value of employee benefits being used in accomplishing the goals of HRM is it may
contribute to prevention of a high turn-over rate, keep good employees, and help with
longevity of employees. When a company has a great benefits package on hand to o
1. The importance of employee benefits being used as a strategic component of fulfilling the
goals of HRM because it can help prevent high turn over rates. When a company has a
good benefits package available to offer employees, it allows the employees so
JVA Corp. is experiencing an economic downturn and has suffered a 17% drop in revenue since
the start of the current recession. As Human Resource Manager it is my duty to make
recommendations that will not only benefit the company but also be in the best