• Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
• ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
• Classification Transitional
• Course subject Statistics
• Areas of interest Statistics
• Course convener
• Gen Nowak
• Mode of delivery In Person
• Co-taught Course
• Offered in First Semester 2025
Second Semester 2025
Spring Session 2025
Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance (STAT7055)

This course aims to facilitate an understanding of basic statistical techniques used for the analysis of financial and investment data.

## Learning Outcomes

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

1. Explain and use basic financial statistical techniques and concepts to analyse financial and investment data;
2. Solve problems using the principles of probability;
3. Recognise and use different statistical distributions;
4. Perform calculations and interpret results of a variety of estimation techniques;
5. Conduct and explain the results of a hypothesis test;
6. Carry out and interpret an analysis of variance test and compare the difference between two or more sets of data; and,
7. Apply and interpret regression models.

## Other Information

Offerings of this course outside of Semester 1 and Semester 2 are available only to students enrolled in the Master of Applied Data Analytics.

## Indicative Assessment

1. Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: exams, assignments, quizzes, presentations and other assessment as appropriate (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]

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Students are expected to commit 130 hours of work in completing this course. This includes time spent in scheduled classes and self-directed study time.

Not applicable

## Requisite and Incompatibility

Students canâ€™t enroll in this course if enrolled in the Master of Statistics, Master of Actuarial Studies or Master of Actuarial Practice. Incompatible with STAT1003 and STAT1008.

## Prescribed Texts

Information about the prescribed textbook will be available via the Class Summary.

## Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

## Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

### First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2213 17 Feb 2025 24 Feb 2025 31 Mar 2025 23 May 2025 In Person N/A

### Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7206 21 Jul 2025 28 Jul 2025 31 Aug 2025 24 Oct 2025 In Person N/A

### Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Intensive Course
9308 01 Oct 2025 24 Oct 2025 24 Oct 2025 31 Dec 2025 In Person N/A