BUSINESS ANALYTICS

BUS1BAN

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In a world where organisations are confronted with a vast amount of information, there is an ever-increasing demand for graduates who can make effective use of data. This subject will help students to become more competent users of information and will develop their understanding of decision-making processes. The subject will assist students to attain an introductory level of statistical literacy as they apply statistical concepts to critical business problems and major social issues.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHayat Khan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BUS1BUA

Equivalent subjects BUS1BUA

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBusiness AnalyticsPrescribedEliyathamby A Selvanathan, Saroja Selvanathan & Gerald Kelly, 2016Cengage
MediaSubject Learning VideosPrescribedHayat Khan (2016)HK

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse the role of information management and data analysis in effective decision-making in organisations

Activities:
Through enquiry-based learning delivery, students will learn how to develop inquiry/research and information literacy skills . The subject design has entry points for the express teaching and learning of Faculty graduate capabilities and active learning techniques. Specific activities are still in the development stage but each design group is being monitiored by the Associate Dean (Academic) who is one of the architects of Design for Learning and the Business School Director of Teaching and Learning with agreed timelines and milestones in place.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)

02. Describe basic procedures that modern organisations have developed to manage risk

Activities:
Through enquiry-based learning delivery, students will learn how to develop inquiry/research and information literacy skills . The subject design has entry points for the express teaching and learning of Faculty graduate capabilities and active learning techniques. Specific activities are still in the development stage but each design group is being monitiored by the Associate Dean (Academic) who is one of the architects of Design for Learning and the Business School Director of Teaching and Learning with agreed timelines and milestones in place.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Describe the growing importance of information in organisations

Activities:
Through enquiry-based learning delivery, students will learn how to develop inquiry/research and information literacy skills . The subject design has entry points for the express teaching and learning of Faculty graduate capabilities and active learning techniques. Specific activities are still in the development stage but each design group is being monitiored by the Associate Dean (Academic) who is one of the architects of Design for Learning and the Business School Director of Teaching and Learning with agreed timelines and milestones in place.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Select and apply appropriate statistical methodology to a variety of problems relating to social, organisational and business settings

Activities:
Through enquiry-based learning delivery, students will learn how to develop inquiry/research and information literacy skills . The subject design has entry points for the express teaching and learning of Faculty graduate capabilities and active learning techniques. Specific activities are still in the development stage but each design group is being monitiored by the Associate Dean (Academic) who is one of the architects of Design for Learning and the Business School Director of Teaching and Learning with agreed timelines and milestones in place.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. Select and use appropriate software tools to calculate descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and forecasting

Activities:
Through enquiry-based learning delivery, students will learn how to develop inquiry/research and information literacy skills . The subject design has entry points for the express teaching and learning of Faculty graduate capabilities and active learning techniques. Specific activities are still in the development stage but each design group is being monitiored by the Associate Dean (Academic) who is one of the architects of Design for Learning and the Business School Director of Teaching and Learning with agreed timelines and milestones in place.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)

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Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHayat Khan

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students will have to go through online videos each week. The total elapsed time related to each week topics varies from 60 to 90 minutes."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Quizzes (Online)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly workshop activities.15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Midterm Quiz (Online)5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workshop ParticipationStudents will work in groups during the face-to-face workshop. They are expected to actively participate in the group activities (including presentation of their work in class) with evidence of pre-workshop preparation.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research ProjectThe project requires students to conduct a business survey and use the techniques learned in this subject to analyse the survey data. Students are required to submit a maximum of 1000 word written report.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final Exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2016, Week 37-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHayat Khan

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 37 - 52
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 52 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 37 - 52
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 52 and delivered via online.
"Students will have to go through online videos each week. The total elapsed time related to each week topics varies from 60 to 90 minutes."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Quizzes (Online)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly workshop activities.15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Midterm Quiz (Online)5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workshop ParticipationStudents will work in groups during the face-to-face workshop. They are expected to actively participate in the group activities (including presentation of their work in class) with evidence of pre-workshop preparation.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research ProjectThe project requires students to conduct a business survey and use the techniques learned in this subject to analyse the survey data. Students are required to submit a maximum of 1000 word written report.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final Exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHayat Khan

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students will have to go through online videos each week. The total elapsed time related to each week topics varies from 60 to 90 minutes."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Quizzes (Online)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly workshop activities.15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Midterm Quiz (Online)5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workshop ParticipationStudents will work in groups during the face-to-face workshop. They are expected to actively participate in the group activities (including presentation of their work in class) with evidence of pre-workshop preparation.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research ProjectThe project requires students to conduct a business survey and use the techniques learned in this subject to analyse the survey data. Students are required to submit a maximum of 1000 word written report.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final Exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHayat Khan

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students will have to go through online videos each week. The total elapsed time related to each week topics varies from 60 to 90 minutes."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Quizzes (Online)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly workshop activities.15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Midterm Quiz (Online)5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workshop ParticipationStudents will work in groups during the face-to-face workshop. They are expected to actively participate in the group activities (including presentation of their work in class) with evidence of pre-workshop preparation.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research ProjectThe project requires students to conduct a business survey and use the techniques learned in this subject to analyse the survey data. Students are required to submit a maximum of 1000 word written report.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final Exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2016, Week 28-31, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHayat Khan

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 28 - 31
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 31 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 28 - 31
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 31 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Quizzes (Online)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly workshop activities.15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Midterm Quiz (Online)5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workshop ParticipationStudents will work in groups during the face-to-face workshop. They are expected to actively participate in the group activities (including presentation of their work in class) with evidence of pre-workshop preparation.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research ProjectThe project requires students to conduct a business survey and use the techniques learned in this subject to analyse the survey data. Students are required to submit a maximum of 1000 word written report.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final Exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Dandenong, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHayat Khan

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students will have to go through online videos each week. The total elapsed time related to each week topics varies from 60 to 90 minutes."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Quizzes (Online)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly workshop activities.15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Midterm Quiz (Online)5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workshop ParticipationStudents will work in groups during the face-to-face workshop. They are expected to actively participate in the group activities (including presentation of their work in class) with evidence of pre-workshop preparation.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research ProjectThe project requires students to conduct a business survey and use the techniques learned in this subject to analyse the survey data. Students are required to submit a maximum of 1000 word written report.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final Exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Dandenong, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHayat Khan

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students will have to go through online videos each week. The total elapsed time related to each week topics varies from 60 to 90 minutes."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Quizzes (Online)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly workshop activities.15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Midterm Quiz (Online)5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workshop ParticipationStudents will work in groups during the face-to-face workshop. They are expected to actively participate in the group activities (including presentation of their work in class) with evidence of pre-workshop preparation.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research ProjectThe project requires students to conduct a business survey and use the techniques learned in this subject to analyse the survey data. Students are required to submit a maximum of 1000 word written report.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final Exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHayat Khan

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students will have to go through online videos each week. The total elapsed time related to each week topics varies from 60 to 90 minutes."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Quizzes (Online)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly workshop activities.15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Midterm Quiz (Online)5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workshop ParticipationStudents will work in groups during the face-to-face workshop. They are expected to actively participate in the group activities (including presentation of their work in class) with evidence of pre-workshop preparation.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research ProjectThe project requires students to conduct a business survey and use the techniques learned in this subject to analyse the survey data. Students are required to submit a maximum of 1000 word written report.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final Exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHayat Khan

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students will have to go through online videos each week. The total elapsed time related to each week topics varies from 60 to 90 minutes."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Quizzes (Online)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly workshop activities.15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Midterm Quiz (Online)5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workshop ParticipationStudents will work in groups during the face-to-face workshop. They are expected to actively participate in the group activities (including presentation of their work in class) with evidence of pre-workshop preparation.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research ProjectThe project requires students to conduct a business survey and use the techniques learned in this subject to analyse the survey data. Students are required to submit a maximum of 1000 word written report.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final Exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHayat Khan

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students will have to go through online videos each week. The total elapsed time related to each week topics varies from 60 to 90 minutes."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Quizzes (Online)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly workshop activities.15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Midterm Quiz (Online)5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workshop ParticipationStudents will work in groups during the face-to-face workshop. They are expected to actively participate in the group activities (including presentation of their work in class) with evidence of pre-workshop preparation.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research ProjectThe project requires students to conduct a business survey and use the techniques learned in this subject to analyse the survey data. Students are required to submit a maximum of 1000 word written report.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final Exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHayat Khan

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students will have to go through online videos each week. The total elapsed time related to each week topics varies from 60 to 90 minutes."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Quizzes (Online)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly workshop activities.15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Midterm Quiz (Online)5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workshop ParticipationStudents will work in groups during the face-to-face workshop. They are expected to actively participate in the group activities (including presentation of their work in class) with evidence of pre-workshop preparation.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research ProjectThe project requires students to conduct a business survey and use the techniques learned in this subject to analyse the survey data. Students are required to submit a maximum of 1000 word written report.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final Exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHayat Khan

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.5 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students will have to go through online videos each week. The total elapsed time related to each week topics varies from 60 to 90 minutes"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Quizzes (Online)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly workshop activities.15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Midterm Quiz (Online)5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workshop ParticipationStudents will work in groups during the face-to-face workshop. They are expected to actively participate in the group activities (including presentation of their work in class) with evidence of pre-workshop preparation.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research ProjectThe project requires students to conduct a business survey and use the techniques learned in this subject to analyse the survey data. Students are required to submit a maximum of 1000 word written report.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final Exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHayat Khan

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 42
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.
"Students will have to go through online videos each week. The total elapsed time related to each week topics varies from 60 to 90 minutes"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Quizzes (Online)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly workshop activities.15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Midterm Quiz (Online)5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workshop ParticipationStudents will work in groups during the face-to-face workshop. They are expected to actively participate in the group activities (including presentation of their work in class) with evidence of pre-workshop preparation.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research ProjectThe project requires students to conduct a business survey and use the techniques learned in this subject to analyse the survey data. Students are required to submit a maximum of 1000 word written report.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final Exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHayat Khan

Class requirements

WorkShop
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.

Lecture
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.
"Students will have to go through online videos each week. The total elapsed time related to each week topics varies from 60 to 90 minutes"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Quizzes (Online)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly workshop activities.15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Midterm Quiz (Online)5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workshop ParticipationStudents will work in groups during the face-to-face workshop. They are expected to actively participate in the group activities (including presentation of their work in class) with evidence of pre-workshop preparation.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research ProjectThe project requires students to conduct a business survey and use the techniques learned in this subject to analyse the survey data. Students are required to submit a maximum of 1000 word written report.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final Exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Vietnam, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHayat Khan

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students will have to go through online videos each week. The total elapsed time related to each week topics varies from 60 to 90 minutes."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Quizzes (Online)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly workshop activities.15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Midterm Quiz (Online)5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workshop ParticipationStudents will work in groups during the face-to-face workshop. They are expected to actively participate in the group activities (including presentation of their work in class) with evidence of pre-workshop preparation.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research ProjectThe project requires students to conduct a business survey and use the techniques learned in this subject to analyse the survey data. Students are required to submit a maximum of 1000 word written report.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final Exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Vietnam, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHayat Khan

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students will have to go through online videos each week. The total elapsed time related to each week topics varies from 60 to 90 minutes."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Quizzes (Online)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly workshop activities.15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Midterm Quiz (Online)5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workshop ParticipationStudents will work in groups during the face-to-face workshop. They are expected to actively participate in the group activities (including presentation of their work in class) with evidence of pre-workshop preparation.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research ProjectThe project requires students to conduct a business survey and use the techniques learned in this subject to analyse the survey data. Students are required to submit a maximum of 1000 word written report.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final Exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05