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ETF9121 - Data analysis in business

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Ann Maharaj


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Evening)


This unit will introduce statistical concepts and their applications to business sectors of finance, accounting, marketing and management. Topics covered include: sampling techniques, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing (for both single populations and between populations). The multiple regression models and time series models - that are very popular in data analysis and forecasting in public sectors and industries - will be covered in detail in this unit. Prerequisites ETX1100 or AFX9510 will not apply to students who enrol in the Graduate Diploma in Applied Econometrics, the Graduate Certificate in Applied Econometrics or the Executive Certificate in Applied Econometrics.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


2 Projects totalling 40%
Examination (2 hours): 60%

Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour laboratory/tutorial session per week


Students must be enrolled in course codes 3814, 3815, 3816 or 3822 or must have passed ETX1100 or AFX9510.