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BU5025: QUANTITATIVE METHODS (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course develops a mathematical and statistical ‘toolbox’ for PGT students in the Business School.  These tools will useful in understanding and implementing research in business- and economics-related fields both during a student’s academic career as well as after graduation.  The first part of the course covers basic mathematical models common across these fields.  The second part of the course develops standard data analysis methods, including multivariate regression.  The final part of the course examines shortcomings in the standard model and describes ways of overcoming those shortcomings.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Yu Aoki

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of MRes Finance or () or () or Master Of Science In International Finance or MSc (Econ) in Finance and Investment Management (Includes Cfa Exam) or Master Of Science In International Finance (Includes Cfa Exam) or MSc Finance and Real Estate (Includes Cfa Exam) or MSc Finance and Real Estate or MSc in Accounting and Finance or () or MSc Economics of Health

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course aims to provide an introduction to econometric and mathematical methods used in economics and finance.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MRes Finance
  • MRes Real Estate
  • MSc (Econ) in Accounting and Finance
  • MSc (Econ) in Finance and Investment Management
  • MSc (Econ) in Finance and Investment Management (Includes Cfa Exam)
  • MSc Economics of Health
  • MSc Finance and Real Estate
  • MSc Finance and Real Estate (Includes Cfa Exam)
  • Master Of Science In International Finance
  • Master Of Science In International Finance (Includes Cfa Exam)

Contact Teaching Time

57 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 12, 14, 16
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 7 - 17
  • 1 during University week17
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 8 - 11, 13, 15, 17

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

2-hour examination (70%)

Computer Assignment (10%)

In class test (20%)

 

Resit: 100% on 2hr written examination.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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