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ETW3232 - Forecasting for business

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr H. (Mindi) Nath


Berwick Second semester 2007 (Day)


The unit aims to introduce the art of forecasting via a modelling approach. It will cover the nature and essentials of forecasting, residual analysis, the moving averages and exponential smoothing forecasting techniques, decomposition methods of forecasting, regression and ARIMA forecasting models. Applications will include areas of accounting, economics, banking, finance, marketing and management. Excel and SPSS will be used.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


Two assignments:40%+ Examination(2hours): 60%.

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour laboratory/tutorial per week.


ETW1102, ETX1100 or ETW1000


ETX3231, ETC2450, MAT3257.