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Statistical and Economic Analysis for Decision Making BEA603


This unit provides managers 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 in statistics by using the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet package.


Unit name Statistical and Economic Analysis for Decision Making
Unit code BEA603
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Economics
Coordinator Doctor Ananta Neelim
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply key statistical techniques in sustainable business environments.
  • Recommend solutions using statistical techniques in Australian and international businesses.
  • Deconstruct simple events and decisions using economic concepts in contemporary business and government problems.
  • Recommend policy and business solutions using economic concepts in Australian and international organisations.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
080301 $2,040.00 $1,597.00 not applicable $2,979.00

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Teaching Pattern

4 x 3-hour workshops (in addition a 1-hour orientation workshop will held in week 1)

Weekly pre-recorded lectures on MyLO

AssessmentInvigilated test (25%)|Report (35%)|Invigilated test (40%)
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Levine, D., Stephan, D. and Szabat, K. (2017). Statistics for Managers Using Microsoft Excel (8th edition). New Jersey: Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River.

Farnham, P.G. (2015). Economics for Managers (Global 3rd edition). Pearson Education Limited, England.

Note that weekly readings will be mainly drawn from the above prescribed textbooks. Therefore, it is essential that you have access to these textbooks.

Additional readings: Chapters 13 and 14 from Bernanke, B.S. Olekalns, N and Frank, R.H. (2011). Principles of Macroeconomics (3rd edition). A copy of each of these chapters will be posted on MyLO in week 7.


McClave, T., Benson, G. and Sincich, T. (2005). Statistics for Business and Economics (9th edition).  New Jersey: Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River.

Keat, P, Young, P. and Erfle, S. 2014, Managerial Economics (Global 7th edition). Pearson Education Limited, England.

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