units

ETC1010

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Lee Gordon-Brown; Mr.Graham Forbes, Professor Farshid Vahid (S1 2012)

Synopsis

Introduction to principles and techniques for modelling business and economic data. Modelling in business and finance using computers, spreadsheet modelling of business problems, organising and accessing data efficiently. Modelling in economics and finance, multiple regression as a tool for modelling macroeconomic and microeconomic decisions, elasticities and statistical evaluation of policy, time series modelling with application to finance. Introduction to Actuarial Studies as an approach to building quantitative models of risk.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. apply principles and techniques of data management with computers and spreadsheet modelling to business and economic decision-making
  2. interpret and evaluate relationships between variables using simple and multiple linear regression
  3. apply statistical techniques for making decisions with quantitative and categorical data in business and economics.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (2 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Lee Gordon-Brown

Contact hours

3.5 hours per week

Prerequisites

ETC1000

Prohibitions

ETW1010, ETC9010