What is Computational Statistics (CS)?
Computational Statistics is a cross-faculty additional offer and includes various Computational Statistics courses at the University of Passau. In addition to courses offered by lecturers of the School of Business, Economics and Information Systems, courses by lecturers of the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities are also planned.
Why is CS important?
In addition to the means of descriptive statistics for data evaluations, inductive statistics is relevant in order to be able to make decisions under uncertainty or to facilitate them in practice. This does not only apply to business, economic or general social science questions, but is also relevant in computer science, medicine, physics, etc.. In practice, there are relatively few statistical questions that can be answered using pen and paper, so the ability to evaluate real data on the computer is essential. This ability is also becoming more and more important, since the comprehensive networking in all areas of life means that more and more data is available, the computer-based analysis of which is to be taught in the courses on computational statistics.
Who is CS relevant for?
Master students (Business Administration, International Economics and Business, Business Informatics) can get direct credit for the courses.
All course participants, i.e. also members of the Graduate Centre, Master students from other programmes, Bachelor students, external participants (external participants have to pay a participation fee) receive a certificate after passing the exam, which proves the acquired knowledge.