AFX9510 - Quantitative methods
6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics
Introduction to the use of spread sheets; basic mathematics; descriptive statistics; elementary probability; discrete probability distributions; continuous probability distributions; hypothesis testing; forecasting and time series; regression and correlation.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- acquire an appropriate vocabulary and understanding of basic mathematical terminology
- understand the use of statistics and quantitative methods, and interpret data to be more effective in business planning, forecasting and management
- apply and integrate skills and knowledge acquired via the use of models, formulae, and examples drawn from various applications in Finance and Accounting.
Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%
3 hours per week