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2018/2019  BA-BPOLO2010U  Quantitative Methods for Business and Social Science

English Title
Quantitative Methods for Business and Social Science

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Zoltan Fazekas - Department of International Economics, Governance and Business (EGB)
Main academic disciplines
  • Statistics and quantitative methods
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 23-01-2019

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Learning objectives
  • Identify, formulate and apply adequate statistical and quantitative methods introduced in the course to analyse different research problems.
  • Identify and employ statistical and econometrics models that are appropriate for analyzing relationships between continuous and categorical variables, or both.
  • Explain and employ the concept of inference, and relate to measures of test statistics, critical value, confidence interval and p-value.
  • Identify and evaluate the assumptions behind the statistical and econometric methods introduced in the course.
  • Apply multiple regression analysis, such as linear regression and logit regression, to empirical data, and interpret the results (coefficients, t-tests, F-tests, standard errors, p-values, etc.) appropriately.
  • Reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of the methods introduced in the course.
  • Conduct statistical and econometric analyses using a software package (e.g., Stata or R).
Quantitative Methods for Business and Social Science:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 7 days to prepare
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure

The course provides students with theoretical and hands-on knowledge about statistical and quantitative methods in business and social science at an introductory and intermediate level. On completion of the course, the student should be able to understand the methods introduced in the course and apply them to a specific research problem. The course introduces students to basic statistical analysis as well as multiple regression analysis for continuous and categorical variables. The course consists of a mix of lectures and exercises. In the exercise classes, the methods introduced in the lectures are applied to empirical data relevant for the study of international business and politics.

Description of the teaching methods
Lectures and exercise classes
Feedback during the teaching period
We try to offer feedback in response to your questions and work whenever feasible although please appreciate that there are often time constraints. Please feel free to take full advantage of the ‘office hours’ offered by full-time staff members, although these can never be a substitute for participation in lectures and classes. We also encourage you to ask questions or make comments in class and form self-study groups to secure peer feedback on your work.
Student workload
Preparation time (readings for lectures and exercises, etc.) 104 hours
Lectures, class exercises etc. 52 hours
Exam (actual exam period) 168 hours
Last updated on 23-01-2019