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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Lee Gordon-Brown; Dr Phillip Edwards; Associate Professor Mark Harris; Professor Brett Inder


Introduction to principles and techniques for modelling business and economic data. Modelling in business and finance using computers, spreadsheet modelling of business problems, organising and accessing data efficiently. Modelling in economics and finance, multiple regression as a tool for modelling macroeconomic and microeconomic decisions, elasticities and statistical evaluation of policy, time series modelling with application to finance. Introduction to Actuarial Studies as an approach to building quantitative models of risk.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. apply principles and techniques of data management with computers and spreadsheet modelling to business and economic decision-making
  2. interpret and evaluate relationships between variables using simple and multiple linear regression
  3. apply statistical techniques for making decisions with quantitative and categorical data in business and economics.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (2 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Phillip Edwards

Contact hours

3.5 hours per week




ETW1010, ETC9010