Courses

In addition to taking an oral communications course, Business Plus students take a quantitative course of their choice from this list.


Oral Communications. 3 pts.

Course Description
This course is practice-oriented, aimed at equipping you with the oral communication skills you need to succeed in English-speaking business and social contexts. You will practice planning and delivering an engaging presentation, participating successfully in meetings and negotiations, and communicating fluently and appropriately in social and professional settings. Throughout the course, your instructor will provide practice and feedback to help you improve your English pronunciation, fluency, and grammar.

  • BUSI K4850. Oral Communications: Business. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 05 to Aug 12
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    Summer 2016 :: BUSI K4850  
    BUSI
    4850
    22496
    001
    MW 2:00p - 4:30p
    TBA
    Sandy L Singer 0 / 22 [More Info]

BUSI K4003Q (Section 001). Corporate Finance. 3 pts.

Prerequisite
BUSI K4001 Introduction to Finance/or Professor Approval is required

Course Description
Students will learn the critical corporate finance concepts including: financial statement analysis; performance metrics; valuation of stocks and bonds; project and firm valuation; cost of capital; capital investment strategies and sources of capital, and firm growth strategies. At the end of this course students will understand how to apply these concepts to current business problems.

  • BUSI K4003Q (Section 001). Corporate Finance. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 05 to Aug 12
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    Summer 2016 :: BUSI K4003
    BUSI
    4003
    83496
    001
    MW 6:10p - 9:30p
    TBA
    B. Mallee 2 / 50 [More Info]

BUSI 4009. Financial Accounting. 3 pts.

Prerequisite
None

Course Description
Students will examine the generally accepted account principles (GAAP) underlying financial statements and their implementation in practice. The perspective and main focus of the course is from the users of the information contained in the statements, including investors, financial analysts, creditors and, management. By the end of this class students will be able to construct a cash flow statement, balance sheet and decipher a 10K report.

  • BUSI K4009Q (Section 001). Financial Accounting. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 05 to Aug 12
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    Summer 2016 :: BUSI K4009
    BUSI
    4009
    96796
    001
    MW 6:10p - 9:30p
    TBA
    M. Blatter 3 / 50 [More Info]

BUSI K4040Q. Security Analysis. 3 pts.

Prerequisite
BUSI K4001 Intro to Finance and BUSI K4003 Corporate Finance or Professor Approval required

Course Description
Students will learn about the valuation of publicly traded equity securities. By the end of the semester students will be able to perform fundamental analysis ("bottoms-up," firm-level, business and financial analysis), prepare pro forma financial statements, estimate free cash flows and apply valuation models.

  • BUSI K4040Q. Security Analysis. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 05 to Aug 12
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    Summer 2016 :: BUSI K4040
    BUSI
    4040
    78029
    001
    TuTh 6:10p - 9:30p
    TBA
    G. Miller 1 / 50 [More Info]

COMS S3134Q. Data Structures in JAVA. 3 pts.

Prerequisite
COMS W1004 or knowledge of JAVA

Course Description
Not intended for computer science majors. Data types and structures: arrays, stacks, singly and doubly linked lists, queues, trees, sets, and graphs. Programming techniques for processing such structures: sorting and searching, hashing, garbage collection. Storage management. Rudiments of the analysis of algorithms. Taught in Java. Note: Due to significant overlap, students may receive credit for only one of the following four courses: COMS W3133, W3134, W3137, and W3139.

  • COMS S3134Q. Data Structures in JAVA. 3 pts. Due to significant overlap, students may receive credit for only one of the following three courses: W3134, W3136, and W3137.
    Runs from the week of Jul 05 to Aug 12
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    Summer 2016 :: COMS S3134
    COMS
    3134
    67500
    001
    MW 5:30p - 8:40p
    TBA
    P. Blaer 14 [More Info]

COMS S4115Q. Programming Languages and Translators. 3 pts.

Prerequisite
COMS W3134, COMS W3136, or COMS W3137(or equivalent), COMS W3261 Computer Science Theory, and CSEE W3827 Fundamentals of Computer Systems, or the instructor's permission.

Course Description
Modern programming languages and compiler design. Imperative, object-oriented, declarative, functional, and scripting languages. Language syntax, control structures, data types, procedures and parameters, binding, scope, run-time organization, and exception handling. Implementation of language translation tools including compilers and interpreters. Lexical, syntactic and semantic analysis; code generation; introduction to code optimization. Teams implement a language and its compiler.

  • COMS S4115Q. Programming Languages and Translators. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 05 to Aug 12
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    Summer 2016 :: COMS S4115
    COMS
    4115
    22942
    001
    MW 5:30p - 8:40p
    TBA
    S. Edwards 9 [More Info]

COMS S4771. Machine Learning. 3 pts.

Prerequisite
Any introductory course in linear algebra and any introductory course in statistics are both required. Highly recommended: COMS W4701 or knowledge of Artificial Intelligence.

Course Description
Topics from generative and discriminative machine learning including least squares methods, support vector machines, kernel methods, neural networks, Gaussian distributions, linear classification, linear regression, maximum likelihood, exponential family distributions, Bayesian networks, Bayesian inference, mixture models, the EM algorithm, graphical models and hidden Markov models. Algorithms implemented in Matlab.

  • COMS S4771D. Machine Learning. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 05 to Aug 12
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    Summer 2016 :: COMS S4771
    COMS
    4771
    68698
    002
    MW 5:30p - 8:40p
    TBA
    G. Creamer 5 [More Info]

MATH S1003D. College Algebra and Analytic Geometry. 3 pts.

Prerequisite
Mathematics score of 550 on the SAT exam, taken within the past year

Course Description
Recommended preparation: Math S0065. Algebra review, graphs and functions, polynomial functions, rational functions, conic sections, systems of equations in two variables, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions and trigonometric identities, applications of trigonometry, sequences, series, and limits.

  • MATH S1003D. College Algebra and Analytic Geometry. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 05 to Aug 12
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    Summer 2016 :: MATH S1003
    MATH
    1003
    75683
    002
    MTuWTh 10:00a - 12:25p
    407 MATHEMATICS BUILDING
    V. Petkov 2 / 49 [More Info]

ECON S3025Q. Financial Economics. 3 pts.

Prerequisite
Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON W3211), Intermediate Macroeconomics(W3213), and Intro to Statistics with Calculus (STAT W1211)

Course Description
Topics include behavior uncertainty, expected utility hypothesis, insurance, portfolio choice, principle agent problems, screening and signaling, and information theories of financial intermediation.

  • ECON S3025Q. Financial Economics. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 05 to Aug 12
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    Summer 2016 :: ECON S3025
    ECON
    3025
    60638
    001
    MTuWTh 11:00a - 12:35p
    TBA
    Instructor To Be Announced 8 [More Info]

MATH S1101Q (Section 2). Calculus, I. 3 pts.

Prerequisite
High school mathematics through trigonometry or MATH S1003, or the equivalent

Course Description
Functions, limits, derivatives, introduction to integrals.

  • MATH S1101Q (Section 2). Calculus, I. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 05 to Aug 12
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    Summer 2016 :: MATH S1101
    MATH
    1101
    23430
    002
    MTuWTh 10:45a - 12:20p
    520 MATHEMATICS BUILDING
    Z. Huang 1 / 64 [More Info]

MATH S1102Q (Section 2). Calculus, II. 3 pts.

Prerequisite
MATH S1101, or the equivalent.

Course Description
Methods of integration, applications of the integral, Taylor's theorem, infinite series.

  • MATH S1102Q (Section 2). Calculus, II. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 05 to Aug 12
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    Summer 2016 :: MATH S1102
    MATH
    1102
    27060
    002
    MTuWTh 4:30p - 6:05p
    407 MATHEMATICS BUILDING
    X. Wu 3 / 49 [More Info]

MATH S1201Q (Section 2). Calculus, III. 3 pts.

Prerequisite
MATH S1102, or the equivalent; Columbia College students who aim at an economics major AND have at least the grade of B in Calculus I may take Calculus III directly after Calculus I. However, all students majoring in engineering, science, or mathematics should follow Calculus I with Calculus II

Course Description
Vectors in dimensions 2 and 3, complex numbers and the complex exponential function with applications to differential equations, Cramer's rule, vector-valued functions of one variable, scalar-valued functions of several variables, partial derivatives, gradients, surfaces, optimization, the method of Lagrange multipliers.

  • MATH S1201Q (Section 2). Calculus, III. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of May 26 to Jul 02
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    Summer 2016 :: MATH S1201
    MATH
    1201
    18149
    002
    MTuWTh 6:15p - 7:50p
    417 MATHEMATICS BUILDING
    S. Li 6 / 64 [More Info]

MATH S1202Q (Section 2). Calculus, IV. 3 pts.

Prerequisite
MATH S1201, or the equivalent

Course Description
Double and triple integrals. Change of variables. Line and surface integrals. Grad, div, and curl. Vector integral calculus: Green's theorem, divergence theorem, Stokes' theorem.

  • MATH S1202Q (Section 2). Calculus, IV. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 05 to Aug 12
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    Summer 2016 :: MATH S1202
    MATH
    1202
    25844
    002
    MTuWTh 4:30p - 6:05p
    417 MATHEMATICS BUILDING
    P. Lee 2 / 35 [More Info]

MATH S2010Q (Section 2). Linear Algebra. 3 pts.

Prerequisite
MATH S1201, or the equivalent

Course Description
Matrices, vector spaces, linear transformation, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, canonical forms, applications.

  • MATH S2010Q (Section 2). Linear Algebra. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 05 to Aug 12
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    Call Number/
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    Summer 2016 :: MATH S2010
    MATH
    2010
    16933
    002
    MTuWTh 6:15p - 7:50p
    407 MATHEMATICS BUILDING
    Q. Li 3 / 35 [More Info]

MATH S3027Q (Section 2). Ordinary Differential Equations. 3 pts.

Prerequisite
MATH S1201, or the equivalent.

Course Description
Equations of order one, linear equations, series solutions at regular and singular points. Boundary value problems. Selected applications.

  • MATH S3027Q (Section 2). Ordinary Differential Equations. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of May 26 to Jul 02
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    Summer 2016 :: MATH S3027
    MATH
    3027
    63435
    002
    MTuWTh 4:30p - 6:05p
    203 MATHEMATICS BUILDING
    H. Chang-Lara 2 / 64 [More Info]

MATH S4062Q. Introduction to Modern Analysis, II. 3 pts.

Prerequisite
MATH S4061, or the equivalent with the instructor's permission

Course Description
Equicontinuity. Contraction maps with applications to existence theorems in analysis. Lebesgue measure and integral. Fourier series and Fourier transform.

  • MATH S4062Q. Introduction to Modern Analysis, II. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 05 to Aug 12
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    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Summer 2016 :: MATH S4062
    MATH
    4062
    15717
    001
    MTuWTh 10:45a - 12:20p
    417 MATHEMATICS BUILDING
    G. Di Cerbo 4 / 64 [More Info]

STAT S1111Q. Introduction to Statistics (without calculus). 3 pts.

Prerequisite
Some high school algebra

Course Description
Designed for students in fields that emphasize quantitative methods. This course satisfies the statistics requirements of all majors except statistics, economics, and engineering. Graphical and numerical summaries, probability, theory of sampling distributions, linear regression, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing are taught as aids to quantitative reasoning and data analysis. Use of statistical software required. Illustrations are taken from a variety of fields. Data-collection/analysis project with emphasis on study designs is part of the coursework requirement.

  • STAT S1111Q. Introduction to Statistics (without calculus). 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 05 to Aug 12
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    Call Number/
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    Summer 2016 :: STAT S1111
    STAT
    1111
    26226
    002
    MTuWTh 6:15p - 7:50p
    TBA
    Instructor To Be Announced 0 [More Info]

STAT S1211. Introduction to Statistics (with calculus). 3 pts.

Prerequisite
Working knowledge of calculus (differentiation and integration)

Course Description
Designed for students who desire a strong grounding in statistical concepts with a greater degree of mathematical rigor than in STAT W1111. Random variables, probability distributions, pdf, cdf, mean, variance, correlation, conditional distribution, conditional mean and conditional variance, law of iterated expectations, normal, chi-square, F and t distributions, law of large numbers, central limit theorem, parameter estimation, unbiasedness, consistency, efficiency, hypothesis testing, p-value,confidence intervals. maximum likelihood estimation. Satisfies the prerequisites for ECON W3412.

  • STAT S1211Q. Introduction to Statistics (with calculus). 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 05 to Aug 12
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    Call Number/
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    Days & Times/
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    Summer 2016 :: STAT S1211
    STAT
    1211
    17315
    002
    MTuWTh 6:15p - 7:50p
    TBA
    B. Baydil 3 [More Info]

STAT S4107Q. Statistical Inference. 3 pts.

Prerequisite
STAT W3105 or W4105, or the equivalent

Course Description
Calculus-based introduction to the theory of statistics. Useful distributions, law of large numbers and central limit theorem, point estimation, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, maximum likelihood, likelihood ratio tests, nonparametric procedures, theory of least squares and analysis of variance.

  • STAT S4107Q. Statistical Inference. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 05 to Aug 12
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    Summer 2016 :: STAT S4107
    STAT
    4107
    68351
    001
    MTuWTh 6:15p - 7:50p
    TBA
    A. Safikhani 5 [More Info]

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