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Data Analysis (BUSA90060)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeBUSA90060
Campus
Parkville
Availability(Quotas apply)
January
January
April
July
September
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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.

Intended 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

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
BUSA90480 Leadership
Summer Term
March
March
June
September
6.25

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Additional details

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

Danny Oron:

  • 8 x Class preparation exercises (10%)
    • 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 (45%)
    • Hurdle requirement
    • 3 hours
    • End of subject

Tomohiro Ando:

  • Contribution to class learning (10%)
    • Throughout subject
  • Weekly syndicate assignment (30%)
    • equivalent to 200 word individual assessment x 10
    • each week
  • Final syndicate project (30%)
    • Equivalent of individual 1000 word assessment
    • Week 10
  • Final Examination (30%)
    • Hurdle requirement
    • 2 hours
    • End of subject

EMBA:

  • Individual assignment (10%)
    • 500 words
    • Week 3
  • Quiz (20%)
    • 30 minutes
    • Week 4
  • Syndicate project
    • Report (1500 words, week 7) (20%)
    • Presentation (15 minutes, week 8) (10%)
  • Final Exam (40%)
    • Hurdle requirement
    • 90 minutes
    • End of subject

Quotas apply to this subject

Dates & times

  • January
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours30 hours
    Pre teaching start date 4 January 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsstudents are required to complete approximately 10 hours of readings to prepare for the subject during pre-teaching period
    Teaching period 7 January 2019 to 14 March 2019
    Last self-enrol date 4 January 2019
    Census date25 January 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail22 February 2019
    Assessment period ends21 March 2019
  • January
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours30 hours
    Pre teaching start date 7 January 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsstudents are required to complete approximately 15 hours of readings to prepare for the subject during pre-teaching period
    Teaching period14 January 2019 to 21 March 2019
    Last self-enrol date 8 January 2019
    Census date25 January 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 1 March 2019
    Assessment period ends28 March 2019
  • April
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours30 hours
    Pre teaching start date 1 April 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsstudents are required to complete approximately 15 hours of readings to prepare for the subject during pre-teaching period
    Teaching period 8 April 2019 to 13 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date 2 April 2019
    Census date23 April 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail24 May 2019
    Assessment period ends20 June 2019

    April contact information

    Melbourne Business School

    Degree Program Services

    Email: programservices@mbs.edu

  • July
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours30 hours
    Pre teaching start date24 June 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsstudents are required to complete approximately 15 hours of readings to prepare for the subject during pre-teaching period
    Teaching period 1 July 2019 to 5 September 2019
    Last self-enrol date25 June 2019
    Census date12 July 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail16 August 2019
    Assessment period ends12 September 2019

    July contact information

    Melbourne Business School

    Degree Program Services

    Email: programservices@mbs.edu

  • September
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours30 hours
    Pre teaching start date16 September 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsstudents are required to complete approximately 15 hours of readings to prepare for the subject during pre-teaching period
    Teaching period23 September 2019 to 28 November 2019
    Last self-enrol date17 September 2019
    Census date 4 October 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 8 November 2019
    Assessment period ends 5 December 2019

    September contact information

    Melbourne Business School

    Degree Program Services

    Email: programservices@mbs.edu

Additional delivery details

This subject is only available to students admitted to GD-BA, MC-BAPT, MC-BAPTME, 294PN, or permission of the MBA course coordinator

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.

This subject is equivalent to BUSA90061 in MC-BAPTME

Further information

Last updated: 22 August 2019