ECO-10026 - Quantitative Methods I
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

This module is designed to offer essential quantitative skills useful for undergraduate core courses in the Business School, whilst also illustrating the usefulness of industry standard spreadsheets (such as Excel) for analysis of quantitative business-related information. The assessment requires good group work which will develop students interpersonal skills.

The aim of this module is to familiarise students with the tools and techniques useful both for developing models, and for then analysing and presenting data to represent the models. Some key techniques and tools of quantitative data analysis will be explored.

Intended Learning Outcomes

use appropriate graphs, tables and summary statistics to explore data: 1,2
demonstrate the use of numerical evidence in the business environment: 1,2
use appropriate techniques to measure relationships and build simple linear regression models with continuous data: 1,2
apply the concept of optimisation for decision making in business situations: 1
choose from among various functional forms on the basis of their properties and apply in different business situations: 1
apply the concept of ┐margins┐ for decision making i.e. the value of differentiation and higher order derivatives for univariate functions
: 1
demonstrate the ability for logical and structured problem analysis: 1,2

Study hours

18 hours lectures
6 hours problem based exercise classes
32 hours preparation for classes
24 hours preparation for on-line test
70 hours independent study

School Rules

No pre-requisite beyond programme entry requirement for grade C GCSE Mathematics or equivalent.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Online Tasks weighted 60%
2 hours computer-based test
This is a 2-hour on-line computer-based test that will cover the whole module syllabus. The test will be available on the KLE for 24-hours for students to answer and submit their answers. Students will be informed that they will have 24-hour access to their computer-based test, but once they start the test they should finish and submit their answers in 2-hours, otherwise the KLE will submit their answer automatically. Answers should be as accurate and concise as possible.

2: Class Test weighted 40%
The assessment represents a 50-minute on-line computer test
The on-line class test comprising short exercise type questions that will cover the syllabus of the first half of the module.