Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Econometrics and Business Statistics
OfferedBerwick First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Mindi Nath


The unit presents the basic statistical and econometric methodology in model building and model evaluation in general, and the treatment of autocorrelation, lagged relationship, qualitative variables, multicollinearity and heteroscedasticity, in particular it covers estimation and evaluation of multiple regression models, and testing for the validity of various theories in the areas of business. It also introduces the recent literature on unit root and cointegration in business data analysis. EViews computer software will be used to carry out data analysis and applied research projects.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. conduct linear regression analysis for business and economic applications
  2. conduct the diagnostic tests for regression
  3. evaluate the time series properties of business and economic time series
  4. estimate the long run relationship among time series in business and economics
  5. test for the causality among business and economic time series.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

3 hours per week



ETC2400, ETC2410, ETC3440, ETC4344, ETF3200