Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Quantitative techniques are frequently employed as essential research and analytical tools in accounting, financial and economic environments. This course provides an understanding of the quantitative techniques that are frequently used in accounting, financial and economic studies to aid business decision making. Statistical techniques such as data screening and descriptive techniques, inferential statistics, sampling, questionnaire and research design, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and regression analysis are covered. Use is made of Microsoft Excel statistical package to analyse data sets and produce reports based on quantitative analyses. Participants will build increased competency in business communication skills and techniques.

Availability2021 Course Timetables

Sydney Elizabeth Street

  • Trimester 3 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of quantitative techniques that are frequently used in accounting and financial studies research;

2. Design a quantitative study;

3. Exhibit an awareness of the principles of hypothesis testing;

4. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate analytical strategies to test specific hypothesis;

5. Use Microsoft Excel to conduct statistical analysis; and

6. Report statistical findings in a clear and concise fashion.


The topics in the course include the following:

  1. data screening and descriptive techniques
  2. inferential statistics
  3. sampling
  4. questionnaire design
  5. research design
  6. hypothesis testing
  7. analysis of variance
  8. regression analysis


If you have successfully completed GSBS6002 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Individual Statistics Assignment

Project: Group Research Project

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact hours

Sydney Elizabeth Street

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

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