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ETX2121 - Data analysis in business

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Ann Maharaj


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Evening)
Malaysia First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


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.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


Assignment and test: 40%
Final examination (2 hours): 60%

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures, one 1-hour tutorial per week


ETX1100 or a credit grade in ETW1102


ETX2111, ETC1010, ETX2161, ETX2171