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BMBA504 Statistics and Decision Tools

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 BMBA504
Subject Business Administration
EFTS 0.125
Points 15 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (5 April 2021 - 21 May 2021) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,254.38
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,731.13

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CMBA 504
Limited to
PGDipBusAdmin, MBA, PGDipHealMgt, MHealSc, PGDipFBLM, MFBLM
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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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1st Non standard period (5 April 2021 - 21 May 2021)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 14-19
Friday 10:00-12:50 14-19