MAE305 - Business and Financial Forecasting

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

M Ulubasoglu


MAE101, MAE102 and MIS171

Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

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


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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.


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

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.