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CMBA504 Statistics and Decision Tools

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A range of statistical tools from basic descriptive statistics to the more advanced methods available to support business analysis and decision making.

Fundamentals of the research process, and the statistical analysis and modelling of data, based on real-world business and management situations. BMBA 504 will equip students with tools that will help them to make better, data-based decisions.

Paper title Statistics and Decision Tools
Paper code CMBA504
Subject Business Administration
EFTS 0.125
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,254.38
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,731.13

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BMBA 504
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Only available to students enrolled in the Chinese Language version of the MBA.
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.

Teaching staff

Convenor: Susan Steer


Textbooks are not required for this paper

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students will develop a robust understanding of:

  • Corporate governance
  • Time value of money
  • Markowitz diversification
  • Capital asset pricing model (CAPM)
  • Net present value vs. internal rate of return (NPV vs. IRR)
  • Weighted average cost of capital
  • Gordon dividend discount model
  • Agency Costs
  • Real Options
  • Financial Planning
  • Risk management

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Not offered in 2021

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system