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Area/Catalogue
BANK 3010

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
151360

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Commerce

Course aim

To provide students with an introduction to the techniques used in the analysis of financial and business data and in finance research; the use of these empirical techniques; and experience in the application of these methods in basic empirical financial research

Course content

Introduction to the analysis of financial and business data: its importance and role. Methodological issues relevant to data analysis in finance and business: the link between theory and analysis. Transforming and presenting financial data: tables, charts, graphs, use of percentage changes, ratios, the construction and use of index numbers, and use of real versus nominal values in financial analysis. Summary measures for data: their construction, use and limitations. Writing in finance: descriptive and summary reports; empirical research reports. Introduction to linear regression: the bivariate model, its applications, and measures of fit; interpretation and applications of multiple regression in financial research and analysis; normal and t distributions in regression; and hypothesis testing. Introduction of specification problems: multicollinearity, autocorrelation and heteroscedasticity; Dummy variables and the use of lagged variables in regression; Long-run relationships in finance: the order of integration of a time series, co-integration and long-run relationships between time series, and testing for unit roots.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BANK 2007 Business Finance
ECON 2007 Empirical Business Analysis

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
External N/A x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Assignment 1000 word equivalent 20% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 30% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Assignment 1000 word equivalent 20% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 30% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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