MATH 1031 Statistics for Business (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700007

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Description Statistics for Business introduces the basic concepts and techniques of statistics that are particularly relevant to problem solving in business. It also provides a sound base for more advanced study in statistics and forecasting in subsequent sessions. Topics include: presentation of data; descriptive statistics; the role of uncertainty in business decision making; hypothesis testing; and basic forecasting.

School Computer, Data & Math Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Pre-requisite(s) For students enrolled in courses 71024 and 7177
BUSM 0029 Decision Making for Business
For students enrolled in courses 7005 7098 71021 71022 and 71023
MATH 0028 Statistics for Academic Purposes (WSTC Prep)

Equivalent Subjects MATH 1030 - Statistics for Business MATH 1032 - Statistics for Science ECON 1006 - Introduction to Economic Methods

Restrictions Enrolment restricted to College students. Students enrolled in Extended Diploma programs must have passed 40 CPs of preparatory subjects in order to enrol in this subject.

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics, equivalent to the Mathematics subject in the NSW HSC.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Organise and summarise data numerically;
  2. Recognize the foundation behind inferential statistics;
  3. Identify the underlying assumptions associated with each statistical technique and interpret the results;
  4. Formulate economic and financial hypotheses into statistically testable forms;
  5. Manipulate, analyse and graph data using Excel;
  6. Employ the appropriate statistical methods and techniques in given situations.

Subject Content

1. Data presentation and descriptive statistics
2. Elementary probability
3. Random variables and probability distributions
4. Normal distributions and sampling distributions
5. Parameter estimation and hypothesis testing ? single population
6. Parameter estimation and hypothesis testing ? two populations
7. Simple linear regression analysis and correlation
8. Analysis of categorical data

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 30 minutes 10 N Individual
Intra-Session Exam 1 hour 20 N Individual
Applied Project Part A Applied Project Part B Part A: (Approximately 100 words plus tables and graphs) (Individual) (1-3) (10%) Part B (Approximately 500 words plus statistical calculations) (Group) (1-6) (20%) 30 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 40 Y Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Bankstown

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Nirimba Education Precinct

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Bankstown

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Subject Contact Michael CASEY Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Bankstown

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Subject Contact Michael CASEY Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Subject Contact Michael CASEY Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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