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ST0058

Statistics for Business and Economics

I denna kurs kommer du i kontakt med verktyg för att beskriva och analysera ekonomiska data. Med datorns hjälp får du med statistiska programpaket analysera typiska situationer.
I kursen introduceras du till kraftfulla och allmängiltiga statistiska metoder, som regressions- och tidserieanalys. Dessutom lär du dig grunderna i att planera marknadsundersökningar, göra urval, sammanställa och utvärdera data.
Du tillämpar dina kunskaper i ett flertal projekt som pågår under hela kurstiden, där du både får planera en undersökning och analysera inhämtade data med hjälp av statistiska programpaket.

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Additional course evaluations for ST0058

Academic year 2019/2020

Statistics for Business and Economics (ST0058-40085) 2020-03-25 - 2020-06-07

Academic year 2018/2019

Statistics for Business and Economics (ST0058-40064) 2019-03-26 - 2019-06-09

Academic year 2017/2018

Statistics for Business and Economics (ST0058-40023) 2018-03-21 - 2018-06-03

Academic year 2016/2017

Statistics for Business and Economics (ST0058-40041) 2017-03-22 - 2017-06-04

ST0058 Statistics for Business and Economics, 15.0 Credits

Statistik för ekonomer

Syllabus approved

2015-11-19

Subjects

Statistics

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level

Modules

Title Credits Code
Part 1 5.00 1002
Part 2 5.00 1003
Part 3 3.00 1004
Part 4 2.00 1005

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

Swedish

Prior knowledge

Basic requirements for Swedish university study and Ma C or the equivalent.

Objectives

The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge in statistics with applications in economics and business and administration.
After the course, the student should be able to:
- describe economical data in tables and graphs.
- apply basic statistical principles and probability concepts.
- calculate confidence intervals and perform hypothesis testing.
- explain the meaning of statistical error margin and statistical significance.
- analyse frequency data
- manage and interpret regression and time series models and to make forecasts.
- design a statistical study
- collect data through survey and compile the results in a report.
- use a statistical software package to analyse data.

Content

The course comprises lectures, exercise classes, two compulsory assignments and computer exercises.

Part 1 (5 hp)

- descriptive statistics including diagrams, tables and measures of mean and variation.
- basic probability theory and discrete and continuous probability distributions.
- methods for control of statistical uncertainty, e.g. hypothesis testing and confidence intervals.
- analyse of frequency data.


Part 2 ( 5 hp)

- simple and multiple regression analyses.
- introduction to time series analysis.

Part 3 (3 hp)

- questionnaire survey, assignment.

Part 4 (2 hp)

- regression and time series analysis, assignment

Formats and requirements for examination

Part 1
- passed written exam. The written exam will be graded U, 3, 4 or 5.

Part 2
- passed written exam. The written exam will be graded U, 3, 4 or 5.

Part 3
- passed oral and written presentation in at least one compulsory seminar. Opposition of another group’s work is also a part of the examination. The valid grades for the, written report, oral presentation, opposition, assignments and participation in seminars are (U) Fail or (G) Pass.


Part 4
- passed oral and written presentation in at least one compulsory seminar. The valid grades for the, written report, oral presentation, assignments and participation in seminars are (U) Fail or (G) Pass.


To pass the whole course, it’s required that all the exams and the compulsory parts are passed. The grade will be a summary assessment of the results of the examinations of all four parts. The final grade will be given after all the compulsory parts are passed.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Energy and Technology

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom naturresurser och jordbruk (PN - NJ)
Replaces: ST0057
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course
1) Statistics for Business and Economics
Author: Paul Newbold, William L. Carlsson, Betty M. Thorne
ISBN: 978-0-273-76706-0
Comments: Kursbok
2) Enkätmetodik med respondenten i fokus
Author: Marika Wenemark
ISBN: 978-91-44-09641-4
Comments: som grund för undersökningsprojektet. Ska finnas som referensexemplar i biblioteket.

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Economics and Management - Bachelor´s Programme Agriculture Programme - Economics and Management Business and Economics – Sustainable Development Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 26165 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Statistics
Course code: ST0058 Application code: SLU-40109 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Energy and Technology Pace: 100%