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Business Analytics (BUSA90493)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeBUSA90493
Campus
Parkville
Availability(Quotas apply)
July
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The aim of Business Analytics is to present students with a range of modern methods for extract relevant information from data to make improved business decisions.

Big data is big business, but there are not enough managers who can ask the right questions and interpret the results of analysis effectively. Business Analytics is the science of extracting useful information from datasets, large and small. Many of the methods have been around for decades but only recently has the value that lies in business data repositories been realised.

Effective analytics is about knowing which type of data to use for solving a business problem, and how to influence the organization to move from a ‘decision‐based evidence making’ mode to an ‘evidence‐based decision making’ mode.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject the student should be able to:

  • Be able to formula a business problem in terms of measureable variables and their relationships and distributions.
  • Understand the data generation process and then think about causality coherently.
  • Convert raw data into relevant information for management decisions.
  • Predict future outcomes, and prescribe appropriate management action based on those predictions.
  • Develop presentation skills to convey this information to non‐technical audiences.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
BUSA90026 Business Strategy
January
April
September
12.5
BUSA90074 Global Business Economics
April
July
September
12.5
BUSA90093 Financial Management
January
April
April
July
12.5
BUSA90001 Financial Accounting
January
January
July
September
12.5
BUSA90243 Marketing
January
April
April
September
12.5
BUSA90227 Operations
January
April
July
September
12.5
BUSA90224 Managing People
January
June
July
September
12.5
BUSA90193 Managerial Economics
January
April
July
September
12.5
BUSA90060 Data Analysis
January
January
April
July
September
12.5
BUSA90481 Social Responsibility and Ethics
Summer Term
April
April
June
September
6.25
BUSA90480 Leadership
Summer Term
March
March
June
September
6.25

and 70% or above in BUSA90060 Data Analysis

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

Description

Contribution to class learning, throughout the term (10%)
Syndicate assignment (30%)

  • Mid of term
  • Equivalent to individual 2000 words assessment

Quizzes x 2 (20%)

  • Staggered throughout the term
  • 500 words each

Final examination, hurdle requirement (40%)

  • end of subject
  • 2 hours
  • hurdle requirement

Quotas apply to this subject

Dates & times

  • 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 date28 April 2019
    Census date12 July 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail16 August 2019
    Assessment period ends12 September 2019

Additional delivery details

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

This subject is a quota subject and places are limited. Students may provisionally enrol via the Student Portal, but places are not guaranteed until selection is completed. You will be notified in writing by the Student Centre if you are selected.

The students will be selected on the first come, first served basis. If any student is approaching the course completion date, s/he will get priority in enrolment.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Subject notes

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

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 3 April 2019