2014 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2014. For Summer School 2014 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2014).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|Prerequisites||QBUS2810 or ECMT2110|
|Lectures||1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week|
|Assessment||Assignment 1 (25%), assignment 2 (25%), mid-semester exam (25%), and final exam (25%)|
|Description||Predictive analytics are a set of tools to enable managers to exploit the patterns found in transactional and historical data. For example major retailers will invest in predictive analytics to understand, not just consumers' decisions and preferences, but also their personal habits, so as to more efficiently market to them. This unit introduces different techniques of data analysis and modelling that can be applied to traditional and non-traditional problems in a wide range of areas including stock forecasting, fund analysis, asset allocation, equity and fixed income option pricing, consumer products, as well as consumer behaviour modelling (credit, fraud, marketing). The forecasting techniques covered in this unit are useful for preparing individual business forecasts and long-range plans. The unit has a practical approach with many up-to-date datasets used for demonstration in class and in the assignments.|