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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5000M Quantitative Methods

15 creditsClass Size: 150

Module manager: Prof. Andrew Robinson
Email: amr@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

Quantitative Methods is a Masters level module intended to provide students with a thorough grounding in the effective use of mathematical and statistical techniques in business and finance. The module provides students with a thorough grounding in a wide range of numerical tools and techniques from basic descriptive statistics, through regression to time series methods. The module places a strong emphasis on the interpretation and communication of quantitative information and analysis as a basis for other applied and research based modules.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to critically assess:
- key statistical concepts, principals and methods
- mathematical techniques in business and finance
- the use of these statistical techniques in real world environments

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Transferable
- communicate in writing to advanced academic level
- demonstrate advance numerical and quantitative skills

Subject Specific
- synthesis and communicate statistical information and analysis
- apply a range of statistical tools to conduct empirical research into business and finance issues
- report on the meaning of statistical outputs and its relevance to business decisions


Syllabus

Indicative content:
The syllabus covers some of the core statistical techniques for business and finance. Indicative content includes: descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, sampling and inference, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals, simple and multivariate regression, basic time series analysis and limited dependent variable estimation.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture102.0020.00
Seminar101.0010.00
Private study hours120.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment48 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Students will have to complete an online assessment at the end of the module. This will take place during the examinations period and will be time bound. The assessment will not take 48 hours to complete, but students will have a 48 hour time period in which to complete it. The resit for this module will be 100% by examination

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 15:20:01

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