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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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Business Risk Analysis
UoS Code QBUS3810
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1
Prerequisites ECMT2110 or QBUS2810
Corequisites
Prohibitions ECMT3180
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week
Assessment group project (15%), assignments (30%), mid-semester exam (15%), and final exam (40%)
Description Everyone working in business needs to understand and manage risk. This unit will provide the basic knowledge and tools needed to do this. It includes material on the risk management strategies that every business needs, as well as specific quantitative and statistical techniques for evaluating risk. By taking this unit students will learn how different aspects of risk management fit together (like Value-at-Risk (VaR) and tail-VaR calculations, Monte-Carlo simulation, extreme value theory, individual and collective risk models, credibility theory and credit scoring).