Data Analysis

Subject BUSA90060 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 19-Jan-2015 to 26-Mar-2015
Assessment Period End 03-Apr-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Jan-2015
Census Date 06-Feb-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-Mar-2015

July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 29-Jun-2015
Teaching Period 06-Jul-2015 to 10-Sep-2015
Assessment Period End 18-Sep-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 30-Jun-2015
Census Date 17-Jul-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 21-Aug-2015

September, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 21-Sep-2015
Teaching Period 28-Sep-2015 to 03-Dec-2015
Assessment Period End 11-Dec-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 22-Sep-2015
Census Date 09-Oct-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 13-Nov-2015

This subject is only available to students admitted in the Master of Business Administration, Master of Marketing, or Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.

This subject has a quota of 80 students. Students will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. However if any student is approaching their completion date, they will get priority in enrolment.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

Contemporary business is awash in data. Modern business processes and activities usually involve multiple streams of data from areas as diverse as marketing activities, operational processes and financial activities. Therefore, managers are frequently confronted with how to harness these to understand their business better, so that they can make more informed decisions. This subject provides the fundamental quantitative skills necessary for an MBA student to extract information from data, through quantitative analysis, to make better managerial decisions. Students will be familiarized with the tools of quantitative analysis, develop the necessary skills for analytical thinking and a quantitative mind set in measuring performance. The fundamental quantitative skills from this subject provide a foundation to the advanced subjects within the MBA and provide students an analytical framework towards solving managerial problems later in their career.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Apply quantitative methods in management decision making processes
  • Apply the principles of statistical variation when considering statistics from data
  • Apply regression modeling techniques to gain a better understanding of the complex relationships between business variables
  • Possess an analytical mindset in solving business problems
  • Possess solid computational skills in Excel

Ole Maneesoonthorn:

  • 8 x Class preparation exercises (15%)
    • Equivalent of individual 300 word assessment in total
    • Throughout subject
  • Mid-term test (20%)
    • 90 minutes
    • Week 5
  • Syndicate assignment(25%)
    • Equivalent of individual 500 word assessment
    • Week 10
  • Final Examination (40%)
    • Hurdle requirement
    • 3 hours
    • End of subject

Chris Lloyd:

  • 15 x Class preparation exercises (15%)
    • Throughout subject
  • Mid-term test (20%)
    • 90 minutes
    • Week 5
  • Syndicate assignment(25%)
    • Week 10
  • Final Examination (40%)
    • Hurdle requirement
    • 2 hours
    • End of subject
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (Professional)
Master of Information Systems/Graduate Diploma of Business Admin
Master of Marketing
Master of Marketing
Postgraduate Diploma in Management

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