Courses & Units

Quantitative Methods BEA140

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast, Hong Kong Universal Ed, Shanghai Ocean University


Quantitative Methods provides you with a foundation in the mathematics of finance and statistical descriptions and analysis appropriate for the study of, and professional practice in, business, economics, accounting, finance, management and marketing. The primary emphasis is on understanding the statistical concepts and methods widely used in these disciplines, with a consequent enhancement of numeracy skills and an ability to use both formulae and quantitative computer packages. The focus is on the practical use of data in a business/economic decision making environment, especially in an environment of risk and uncertainty.


Unit name Quantitative Methods
Unit code BEA140
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)
Discipline Economics and Finance|Mathematics and Physics

Mr Steve Thollar

Teaching staff

Mr Steve Thollar, Mr Mark Sullivan & Mr Thomas Goodwin

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hong Kong Universal Ed Semester 2 On-Campus International
Shanghai Ocean University Shanghai Semester 1 On-Campus International


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017
Shanghai Semester 1 11/9/2017 1/11/2017 1/11/2017 15/12/2017



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,168.00 010103

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



Either TCE MTG315115 General Mathematics, MTA315109 Mathematics Applied or MTM315114 Mathematics Methods OR a bridging mathematics unit (either UPP075, XAB090, BEA109 or EUS013 AND EUS014) OR a higher level Mathematics subject OR equivalent studies as accepted by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics.


Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour workshop per week.

Note: for students requiring additional assistance, weekly tutorials beginning in Week 4 will be arranged - these tutorials are NON-COMPULSORY


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