ANALYSING BUSINESS DATA

BUS1ABX

2019

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 you to become more competent users of information and will develop your understanding of decision-making processes. The subject will assist you to attain an introductory level of statistical literacy through which you will be able to apply statistical concepts to analysing and solving critical business problems and major social issues.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student must be enrolled in one of the following courses: LBAB, LBABM, LBABK, LDAB, LAAB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BUS1BAN

Equivalent subjects BUS1BAN

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBusiness AnalyticsRecommendedEliyathamby A Selvanathan, Saroja Selvanathan & Gerald Kelly, 2016Cengage
ReadingsAnalysing Business Data Learner ResourcePrescribedDidasko Digital, 2017Didasko Group

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Each week students will engage with on-line learning activities to develop their Quantitative Literacy skills. The learning developed through these activities will be assessed using a formative and summative assessments. The Graduate Capability of Quantitative Literacy will be reported on the basis of student performance in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)

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

Activities:
Each week students will engage with on-line learning activities to develop their Quantitative Literacy skills. The learning developed through these activities will be assessed using a formative and summative assessments. The Graduate Capability of Quantitative Literacy will be reported on the basis of student performance in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)

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

Activities:
Each week students will engage with on-line learning activities to develop their Quantitative Literacy skills. The learning developed through these activities will be assessed using a formative and summative assessments. The Graduate Capability of Quantitative Literacy will be reported on the basis of student performance in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)

04. Demonstrate an ability to use statistical techniques to form a solution to a problem, and to use and communicate data to support conclusions

Activities:
Each week students will engage with on-line learning activities to develop their Quantitative Literacy skills. The learning developed through these activities will be assessed using a formative and summative assessments. The Graduate Capability of Quantitative Literacy will be reported on the basis of student performance in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)

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

Activities:
Students will apply the learning developed through the weekly on-line learning activities and formative assessments to a real world problem
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 17
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 17 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Eight of ten weekly quizzes (broadly equivalent to 400 words)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly activities.10 01, 02, 03
One 15-question review quiz (broadly equivalent to 600 words)15 01, 02, 03
One 1,000-word research projectThe project requires students to analyse a real world survey data using the techniques learned in this subject (a maximum of 1,000-words excluding charts and tables).25 05
One 3-hour final Examination (equivalent to 2500 words)50 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 19 - 30
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 19 to week 30 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Eight of ten weekly quizzes (broadly equivalent to 400 words)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly activities.10 01, 02, 03
One 15-question review quiz (broadly equivalent to 600 words)15 01, 02, 03
One 1,000-word research projectThe project requires students to analyse a real world survey data using the techniques learned in this subject (a maximum of 1,000-words excluding charts and tables).25 05
One 3-hour final Examination (equivalent to 2500 words)50 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 8, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 32 - 43
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Eight of ten weekly quizzes (broadly equivalent to 400 words)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly activities.10 01, 02, 03
One 15-question review quiz (broadly equivalent to 600 words)15 01, 02, 03
One 1,000-word research projectThe project requires students to analyse a real world survey data using the techniques learned in this subject (a maximum of 1,000-words excluding charts and tables).25 05
One 3-hour final Examination (equivalent to 2500 words)50 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 11, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 45
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Eight of ten weekly quizzes (broadly equivalent to 400 words)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly activities.10 01, 02, 03
One 15-question review quiz (broadly equivalent to 600 words)15 01, 02, 03
One 1,000-word research projectThe project requires students to analyse a real world survey data using the techniques learned in this subject (a maximum of 1,000-words excluding charts and tables).25 05
One 3-hour final Examination (equivalent to 2500 words)50 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 9, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 36 - 47
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 47 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Eight of ten weekly quizzes (broadly equivalent to 400 words)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly activities.10 01, 02, 03
One 15-question review quiz (broadly equivalent to 600 words)15 01, 02, 03
One 1,000-word research projectThe project requires students to analyse a real world survey data using the techniques learned in this subject (a maximum of 1,000-words excluding charts and tables).25 05
One 3-hour final Examination (equivalent to 2500 words)50 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 10, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 41 - 52
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 41 to week 52 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Eight of ten weekly quizzes (broadly equivalent to 400 words)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly activities.10 01, 02, 03
One 15-question review quiz (broadly equivalent to 600 words)15 01, 02, 03
One 1,000-word research projectThe project requires students to analyse a real world survey data using the techniques learned in this subject (a maximum of 1,000-words excluding charts and tables).25 05
One 3-hour final Examination (equivalent to 2500 words)50 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 12, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 49
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 49 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Eight of ten weekly quizzes (broadly equivalent to 400 words)These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly activities.10 01, 02, 03
One 15-question review quiz (broadly equivalent to 600 words)15 01, 02, 03
One 1,000-word research projectThe project requires students to analyse a real world survey data using the techniques learned in this subject (a maximum of 1,000-words excluding charts and tables).25 05
One 3-hour final Examination (equivalent to 2500 words)50 04