Essential Quantitative Methods

For Business, Management and Finance

by Les Oakshott


Praise for the sixth edition

This is the ideal book for both starters and refreshers who want to get a good grip on the essentials of quantitative methods. It is thoughtful, well-written, and inclusive.' -Bilal Moosa, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Netherlands
This new edition of Oakshott builds on the strength of the last. It continues to provide undergraduates with a well-structured scaffolding approach to learning quantitative methods, a subject that far too many students are phobic of. With a range of new examples and well-labelled diagrams of equations, the book is approachable for students who haven't studied maths and stats since GCSE. It then takes them right up the required level for undergraduate business degrees.' -Peter Hill, University of Roehampton, UK
‘This refreshing textbook presents core topics in a concise and rigorous manner. Students will love the succinct presentation and easy-to-follow formulae deductions, all made relevant through current economic examples. The historical fun facts are engaging: they add to the ease of remembering concepts and stimulate curiosity.’ -Liliana Danila, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
‘The book is well presented and it includes all the content required on a quantitative methods course at university level. With lots of worked examples and clear diagrams to aid students’ understanding, the material has that extra bite. I particularly like the ‘Did You Know’ sections which spice up the text.' -Robert Fleming, University of Birmingham, UK
This is a great book for beginners. It introduces basic quantitative methods and concepts in a way that is simple and easy to understand and it includes detailed examples. I highly recommend it.' -Ahmed ElMelegy, American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This clear and user-friendly text covers all the key topics for an undergraduate programme in a business school and can also be used for some MBA programmes. I am sure that both students and teachers will benefit by reading it.' -Hafiz Khan, Middlesex University, UK