• Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Statistics
  • Areas of interest Statistics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

Decision-making is a process of selecting a specific action from a set of possible actions to address a given problem. Because there is uncertainty about the future, we cannot be sure of the consequences of the decision. This course provides an introduction to the quantitative techniques and models used by managers to help solve decision-making problems in an uncertain environment. The main quantitative techniques studied will be those of statistical decision analysis, mathematical programming, and simulation. Specific applications of these techniques may include product-mix determination, transportation planning, risk analysis (of securities), inventory control, queuing problems, and quality control.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On completion of this course students should understand and be able to apply the techniques described in the course outline.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

  • Three Assignments 20%
  • Mid-Semester examination: 20% 
  • Final examination: 60%

 

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Workload

Students are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work in this course. This will include at least 3 contact hours per week and up to 7 hours of private study time.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed STAT1003 or STAT1008 or STAT2001

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3444
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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