STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE

FIN5SBF

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces basic quantitative tools in general, and statistical tools in particular. It teaches students how to apply these tools to solving practical problems in accounting and finance. It focuses on cash flow analysis, volatility measure of portfolio risk return distributions basic concepts of probability and statistics measure of linear relationship between various business and finance variables, methods of inference, regression and hypothesis testing. There is a strong emphasis on the application of these techniques to real world problems in business and finance using SPSS statistical package for social sciences and or excel. This subject lays a solid foundation to the further study of quantitative analysis.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIshaq Bhatti

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsQuantitive investment analysisPrescribedDeFusco, R, McLeavy,D., Pinto, J., Runkle,D.2ND. EDN. JOHN WILEY, 2007
ReadingsQuantitative investment analysis workbookPreliminaryDeFusco, R, McLeavy,D., Pinto, J., Runkle,D.2ND EDN, JOHN WILEY, 2007

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJae Kim

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"this class is recommended but optional"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1-hour mid-semester exam20
one 3-hour final examination60
two computer-assisted projectsequivalent to 500-words each20

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIshaq Bhatti

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"this class is recommended, but optional"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1-hour mid-semester exam20
one 3-hour final examination60
two computer-assisted projectsequivalent to 500-words each20

Melbourne, 2014, Summer, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIshaq Bhatti

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 44 - 07
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 44 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 44 - 07
One 1.0 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 44 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1-hour mid-semester exam20
one 3-hour final examination60
two computer-assisted projectsequivalent to 500-words each20