Courses & Units

Quantitative Methods BEA140

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


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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 College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Economics and Finance|Mathematics

Mr Steve Thollar

Rachel Nichols - Spring (Extended)

Teaching staff

Mr Steve Thollar & Dr Maria Yanotti

Rachel Nichols - Spring (Extended)

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
Hobart Spring school (extended) On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 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

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019
Spring school (extended) 28/10/2019 20/11/2019 23/12/2019 16/2/2020
Accelerated Study Period 2 27/5/2019 14/6/2019 11/7/2019 24/8/2019
Shanghai Semester 1 2/9/2019 14/10/2019 15/10/2019 8/12/2019

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 2019: $2,321.00 010103

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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 (including the Foundation units KMA002 or KMA003)


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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