Subject details

  • Topics
    • Organising & Presenting Data
    • Numerical Descriptive Measures
    • Basic Probability
    • Discrete Prob. & Index Numbers
    • Continuous Distributions
    • Sampling Distributions & Estimation
    • Confidence Intervals
    • Hypothesis Testing
    • Linear Regression
    • Time series forecasting
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Quizzes

On successful completion of this subject you will be able to:

  • CLO1: Report on information obtained from financial data using graphical and numerical procedures
  • CLO2: Draw analytical conclusions from financial data using hypotheses tests and statistical inference
  • CLO3: Uncover relationships between variables to forecast their future value to inform strategic decisions
  • CLO4: Communicate statistical findings to decision makers, stakeholders and the general public.
  • Assignment 1 - Quizzes - Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3 (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam - Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4 (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assignment - Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4 (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject introduces you to a range of statistical techniques which are used in the finance industry. For larger applications you will use Microsoft Excel to perform calculations associated with these statistical techniques. The focus of this subject is on analysing and interpreting results obtained from statistical techniques. You will learn how to apply these techniques by working with examples which are relevant to most major business, including Accounting, Economics, Finance, Financial Planning, with a specific focus on the body of knowledge recommended by Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

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