Courses & Units

Economics and Statistical Analysis BEA603

Hobart, Launceston


This unit provides students with an introduction to a comprehensive range of key data analysis, statistics, microeconomic and macroeconomic topics.  The emphasis is on the practical application of basic statistical techniques, economic concepts and models to real world business oriented problems and on developing students’ ability to apply the economic way of thinking to solving problems within a firm and understanding the economic environment in which they operate.

The use of mathematics and arithmetical calculations are kept to a minimum for selected topics by using the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet package. The unit focusses on the interpretation and application of the various techniques studied.


Unit name Economics and Statistical Analysis
Unit code BEA603
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Economics and Finance

Dr Seu Keow Cheng

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* 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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Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand key statistical and economic concepts and their application in business environment.
  2. Apply data analysis, basic statistical techniques and the economic way of thinking to explain simple economic events, decisions and actions.
  3. Communicate statistical and economic analyses and provide relevant recommendations for business and/or government policy decision making.



Band Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2019: $2,611.00 080301

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.


Teaching Pattern

1 x 2-hr lecture (13 weeks); 1 x 1-hr tutorial (12 weeks)


Group assignment (15%); Online test (25%); 1 x 3-hr exam (60%).

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