International Business Studies FT
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level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will:
master the fundamental methods and concepts of descriptive and inductive statistics;
be able to apply descriptive and inductive statistics methods to economic analyses.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not specified

course contents

In this course students will gain a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts of statistics, which will allow students to be able to evaluate and interpret statistical data.
The first part of the course will focus on fundamental concepts in statistics: empirical distribution, means, measures of dispersion, probability calculation, random variables. The second part of the course will deal with estimations, testing hypotheses, and regression analysis.

recommended or required reading

Bleymüller, J., Gehlert, G. Gülicher, H.: Statistik für Wirtschaftwissenschaftler. 15. Aufl., München, 2008.
Keller, G. u. B. Warrack: Statistics for Management and Economics. 8. ed., Pacific Grove, 2008.
Schira, J.: Statistische Methoden der VWL und BWL. 3. Aufl., München. 2009.

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam and/or scientific paper and/or presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Christoph Hauser

year of study

1st year

recommended optional program components

not specified

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not specified