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ECF2258 Business Analysis
Credit Points: 15
ECF1151 Quantitative and Statistical Techniques for Business OR
BES1200 Business Knowledge Development
ECF1110 Economics I
ECF1120 Finance I

A certain level of skill and understanding of basic mathematical methods is required if the study of finance, economics or business is pursued beyond first year level.  This unit provides business finance and economics students with the basic quantitive/mathematical tools to analyse issues in a business environment.  Using mathematics is ultimately about 'learning by doing'.  The exercises in the unit provide vitally important practice on the mathematics of financial, economic and business applications of the material covered.  The important mathematical tools required by business students include linear algebra in both economic/financial theory and in econometrics, calculus for function of one and several variables, as well as a basic understanding of multivariate optimisation problems with or without constraints.


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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014