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MAE305 - Business and Financial Forecasting

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

P Bhattacharya


MAE101, MAE102 and MIS171/MSQ171

Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

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

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


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 access on campus). 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.


Online students need to ensure Eviews access either by going to B or G campuses, or by buying their own private copies.


Assignment (Quantitative) 30%, Test(s) (x 3 online quizzes) 20%, Examination 2 hours 50%, Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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