Learning Financial Analysis in MBA with R

11 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2015

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Laxmi Nayak

Nitte University, Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of Management, Students

Amrutia Meet

Nitte University - Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of Management

Mohsin Ahmed

Nitte University - Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of Management

Date Written: April 29, 2015

Abstract

MBA students frequently learn financial analysis without being able to visualize the intricacies of financial algorithms; this changed with the availability of R, the free statistical data analysis language. In this paper we show how R can be used in selecting a portfolio based on the dynamic market. The selection of portfolio is crucial for an investor to get the desired return. The use of statistical tools for the selection of stocks in the portfolio is helpful in hedging the risk or to decide the level of risk the investor wants to be exposed to. Using the R language, an investor can visualize the performance of his/her portfolio by graphing the projected returns. It is a decision making tool in the selection and evaluation of the portfolio.

Keywords: Financial management, statistics, R, risk, portfolio evaluation, pedagogy

Suggested Citation

Nayak, Laxmi and Meet, Amrutia and Ahmed, Mohsin, Learning Financial Analysis in MBA with R (April 29, 2015). Nitte University, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education: Special Emphasis on Management Education, December 29-30 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2600664 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2600664

Laxmi Nayak (Contact Author)

Nitte University, Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of Management, Students

Karnataka
India

Amrutia Meet

Nitte University - Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of Management

NMAMIT,
Nitte
Karnataka, 574110
India

Mohsin Ahmed

Nitte University - Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of Management ( email )

NMAMIT,
Nitte
Karnataka, 574110
India

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