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Subject details

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Summarise and interpret financial information
  2. Apply fundamental concepts of probability and probability distributions to problems in business decision-making
  3. Apply statistical inference methods to conduct and explain the results of hypothesis testing
  4. Apply linear regression analysis to model the relationship between variables to draw inferences about relationships.
    • Financial Mathematics
    • Descriptive Statistics
    • Probability and Probability Distributions
    • Sampling and Estimation
    • Hypotheses testing
    • Linear Regression
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links
    • Print materials

      • Welcome letter


Please note that if you have already studied any of the mutually exclusive unit(s) listed above, you should check the Course Structure of your degree to see whether you will be able to get credit for this unit, as well as the unit(s) previously studied, towards that qualification.

Special requirements

No special requirements

Financial Statistics provides an introduction to financial mathematics and basic statistics within a financial context. It will assist students to gain an appreciation of what statistical methods can achieve, as well as skills in analysing and interpreting business data and statistical analysis. This subject will focus on data science as an analytical and decision making tool, in a variety of business contexts, with a major emphasis on interpretation and application.

  • Online Quizzes (25-35%)
  • Invigilated Exam (30-50%)
  • Assignment (25-35%)

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