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BU5025: QUANTITATIVE METHODS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 27 Jul 2020 17:00


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr George Onwordi

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.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 13, 15, 17
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 10 - 12, 14 - 16

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Mid-term assessment:

Mathematical and Statistical quizzes (20%)

Econometrics quizzes (20%)

 

End of term assessment:

Mathematical and Statistical Methods quizzes (20%)

Econometrics quizzes (40%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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