Courses Bachelor Display 2016-2017

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Course title QM Emerging Markets
Course code EBS2064
ECTS credits 4,0
Assessement Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
3 16-1-2017 27-1-2017
Level Introductory/Intermediate
Coordinator Christian Kerckhoffs
For more information: c.kerckhoffs@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
- Learn to recognize the opportunities to apply basic tools from inferential statistics in practical business situations.
- Learn to implement these tools correctly, using the statistical software package SPSS.
- Learn to interpret the results of such analyses correctly, and understand their limitations.
Description
This skills training is devoted to refreshing and actively applying the basic inferential tools introduced in the statistics part of typical first year quantitative methods courses: a.o. the one-sample t-test, the independent-samples t-test, the paired-sample t-test, one-way-ANOVA, the chi-square test and regression analysis. Six case studies using real-life datasets that reflect business problems from a.o. marketing and finance are examined extensively. The empirical analyses are performed with SPSS, a statistical software package widely used in professional practice.
Literature
Sharpe, Norean R., De Veaux, Richard D., and Paul F. Velleman (2015), Business Statistics, 3rd. Intern. Ed., New York: Pearson Education International.
Prerequisites
Basic principles from inferential statistics as discussed in typical first-year Quantitative Methods courses such as QM1 (code EBC 1005/1006/1007) and QM2 (code EBC 1033/1034/1035): basic probability theory, population versus sample, sampling distribution, point estimation, confidence intervals, type I error, regression analysis.
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Teaching methods PBL / Lecture / Assignment
Assessment methods Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation Emerging Markets Year 2 Skills
Bachelor International Business Specialisation Emerging Markets Year 2 Skills