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ETX2121

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Econometrics and Business Statistics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Ann Maharaj (First semester)

Synopsis

Further develops statistical concepts from ETX1100 and their application to business sectors such as finance and accounting. Sources of data and sampling techniques. Confidence intervals and hypothesis testing both for single populations and between populations to identify significant findings with applications to accounting and finance, risk modelling. Commonly used modelling methods in industry -- simple and multiple regression, analysis of time series in financial markets. Excel software will be used. Emphasis throughout is on interpretation of results that provides insight and value to management.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of different sampling techniques and their role in business
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the role of statistical inference and its role when applied in business
  3. interpret and analyse the results of a regression analysis and their value when applied in business.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Ann Maharaj (First semester)
Mr Bruce Stephens (Second semester)

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

ETX1100 or a credit grade in ETW1102

Prohibitions

ETX2111, ETC1010