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Course Overview

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of statistical concepts and methods relevant to accounting, management, finance, real estate and economics. The course is intended to enable students

i) To understand the principles of descriptive statistics, index construction, statistical inference, correlation, regression and time series analysis

ii) To apply statistical techniques to the analysis of accounting, business and economic issues and interpret findings

iii) To identify important sources of data in accounting, business and economics

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Filipa Alexandra da Silva Fernandes

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course provides an introduction to the following concepts in an accessible and straightforward manner: Graphical techniques for summarising data; Summary descriptive measures of central location and variability; Index numbers; Probability and probability distributions; Confidence intervals; Hypothesis testing; The X2 and F distributions; Correlation; Regression analysis Time series analysis and forecasting

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University week 34
  • 1 Lecture during University week s 26 - 33, 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University week s 28 - 33, 35

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

2 x online MCQ tests (15% each) 

2-hour exam (70%)

Alternative Resit Assessment

2-hour exam (70%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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