Subject details

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

  • CLO1: Use various mathematical and statistical procedures to analyse financial data
  • CLO2: Draw analytical conclusions from financial data using descriptive statistics, hypotheses testing and inference, correlation analysis and regression
  • CLO3: Use relationships between variables to forecast their future value to inform strategic decisions
  • CLO4: Communicate quantitative findings to decision makers, stakeholders and the general public.
  • Topics

    • Mathematical Concepts (revision)
    • Basic Probability
    • Probability Distributions
    • Sampling Distributions and Estimation
    • Statistical Inference and Hypothesis Testing
    • Correlation Analysis and Regression
    • Time Series Analysis
    • Finance Applications
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
    • Online Materials

      • Printable format materials
      • Audio-Video streaming

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This course introduces mathematical and statistical techniques used in the finance industry. These techniques will be applied to problems that are relevant in Accounting, Economics, Finance and Financial Planning, with a specific focus on the Quantitative Methods body of knowledge recommended by Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

  • Assignment 1 - Assignment 1 - Linked CLOs: 1, 2 (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 2 - Linked CLOs: 3, 4 (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - Invigilated Exam - Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4 (50%)

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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