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MAE305 - Business and Financial Forecasting

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne); Waterfront (Geelong); Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

M Wadud

Prerequisite:

MAE101, MAE203, MAE256, MIS171

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour lab per week

Content

The unit introduces statistical and econometric forecasting methods used extensively in business, industry and the public sector. Students will learn and be capable of developing models for forecasting almost any economic, business or banking and industry data, utilising a forecasting computer package Eviews (the University provides Campus access). The unit is designed for practitioners and the emphasis is on empirical applications as a model for forecasting and policy analysis. Topics include: forecasting share prices using technical analysis; trend and seasonality analysis; exponential smoothing, ARIMA models; vector auto regressive modelling; error correction models; causality testing; and co-integration analysis.

 

Cloud (online) students need to ensure they have Eviews access either by going to Burwood (Melbourne) or Waterfront (Geelong) campuses, or by buying their own private copies.

Assessment

Assignment (Quantitative) 30%

Test(s) (x 3 Cloud (online) quizzes) 20%

Examination 2 hours 50%

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

 

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1305$1305$2753$2965

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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