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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
EPP7082021, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
EP2423, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track MANAGEMENT [002PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination STATISTICS FOR MANAGEMENT
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge OMAR PACCAGNELLA SECS-S/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SECS-S/03 Statistics for Economics 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 Commissione A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 PACCAGNELLA OMAR (Presidente)
FURLAN ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
GALAVOTTI STEFANO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic statistics: descriptive statistics and probability. Inferential statistics: estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing.
Target skills and knowledge: Statistical analysis of data in the economics and the management fields.
Examination methods: Written exam.
Assessment criteria: Knowledge of some techniques to analyse economic data and ability to apply them to real cases.
Course unit contents: - A brief review of inferential statistics
- The linear regression model: definition, inference, goodness of fit
- The regression for binary dependent variables
- Forecasting
- An introduction to time series analysis
- Forecasting with time series: Moving Averages and Smoothing Methods
- An introduction to market segmentation
- An introduction to the measurement of customer satisfaction
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and practical lectures in the computer lab. Analysis of real cases with the statistical software R. Works in groups on some case studies.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Study materials will be uploaded on Moodle.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Hanke, John E.; Wichern, Dean, Business Forecasting. Harlow: Pearson, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo
  • James, Gareth; Witten, Daniela; Hastie, Trevor; Tibshirani, Robert, An introduction to statistical learning with applications in R. New York: Springer, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Wedel, Michel; Kamakura, Wagner A., Market segmentation. Conceptual and methodological foundations. Boston: Kluwer academic, 2000. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Hyndman, Rob J.; Athanasopoulos, George, Forecasting. Principles and practice. --: OTexts, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • R software package

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