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ETF9700

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Econometrics and Business Statistics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Bruce Stephens

Synopsis

The topics covered in this unit include: The Linear Model, Linear Simultaneous Equations, Non-linear functions, Financial Mathematics, Derivatives and Partial Differentiation, Optimization (constrained and non-constrained), Matrix Algebra, and Difference equations.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. acquire skills in solving equations and applying them to problems arising in business
  2. understand the features of linear and nonlinear models and their applications in economics, finance and business
  3. solve two and three dimensional simultaneous equations, with applications in areas including operations management
  4. work with arithmetic and geometric sequences and series and use them in financial applications
  5. develop skills to perform differentiation, optimisation (constrained and unconstrained) and basic matrix operations and apply them to understand and solve problems in business.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

Students must be enrolled in course codes 3814, 3815, 3816 or 3822 or must have passed ETX1100

Prohibitions