Quantitative Methods for Accounting (QBUS5002)

UNIT OF STUDY

Accountants in the workplace need to be familiar with effective techniques for dealing with business data. This unit uses spreadsheet tools and accounting examples to introduce the most important data analysis methods. The unit will help students understand variability and detect when variation is random and when something significant is going on. This unit will also enable students to uncover the relationships between variables that can be hidden in business data. Students will learn how to look at accounting data and use it to forecast business performance. Students will also be given examples of the misuse of statistics in an accounting context. The unit will be taught through data- driven examples, exercises and business case studies.

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Classes

1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial

Assessment

assignments (15%), quizzes (15%), mid-semester exam (20%), and final exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prohibitions

ECMT5001, QBUS5001

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