MAE256 - Analytical Methods in Economics and Finance

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MAE356, MAF356
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Mokhtarul Wadud (Trimester 1), Cahit Guven (Trimester 2)


MAE101, MIS171, MAF101

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: MAE356, MAF256, MAF356, MSQ271
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class and 1 x 1 hour seminar each week

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars


This unit introduces students to advanced statistical techniques in finance, economics and business. At the completion of the unit, students will have an appreciation of the role of these advanced quantitative techniques in finance and economics, in business decision making, as well as in research.


Assessment 1 (individual) - Test (online) - 20%

Assessment 2 (individual) - Written Assignment (1500 words) - 20%

Examination 2 hours 60%

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination

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