ANALYSING BUSINESS DATA

BUS1ABX

2021

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 and apply statistical concepts to critical business problems and major social issues.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning Activitieson-line learning activities, formative and summative assessments, final exam

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsBUS1BAN

Equivalent subjectsBUS1BAN

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Business Analytics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorEliyathamby A Selvanathan, Saroja Selvanathan & Gerald Kelly

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCengage

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Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Analysing Business Data Learner Resource

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDidasko Digital

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherDidasko Group

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically analyse the role of information management and data analysis in effective decision-making in organisations
02. Describe basic procedures that modern organisations have developed to manage risk
03. Select and use appropriate software tools to calculate descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and forecasting
04. Demonstrate an ability to use statistical techniques to form a solution to a problem, and to use and communicate data to support conclusions
05. Select and apply appropriate statistical methodology to a variety of problems relating to social, organisational and business settings

Subject options

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Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 13
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 13 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly activities. Students will complete 5 x online quizzes each worth 3% Equivalent to 500 words

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 1,000-word research project (A maximum of 1,000-words excluding charts and tables). The project requires students to analyse a real world survey data using the techniques learned in this subject.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour final Examination (Equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO4, SILO5

Weekly activity participation (Equivalent to 1000 words) Students are expected to actively participate in the weekly activities (including practice quizzes, forums and excel exercises) evident by their activity in the learning portal.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 10, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 41 - 52
One 3.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly activities. Students will complete 5 x online quizzes each worth 3% Equivalent to 500 words

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 1,000-word research project (A maximum of 1,000-words excluding charts and tables). The project requires students to analyse a real world survey data using the techniques learned in this subject.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour final Examination (Equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO4, SILO5

Weekly activity participation (Equivalent to 1000 words) Students are expected to actively participate in the weekly activities (including practice quizzes, forums and excel exercises) evident by their activity in the learning portal.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 11, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 45 - 0
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 45 to week 0 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly activities. Students will complete 5 x online quizzes each worth 3% Equivalent to 500 words

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 1,000-word research project (A maximum of 1,000-words excluding charts and tables). The project requires students to analyse a real world survey data using the techniques learned in this subject.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour final Examination (Equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO4, SILO5

Weekly activity participation (Equivalent to 1000 words) Students are expected to actively participate in the weekly activities (including practice quizzes, forums and excel exercises) evident by their activity in the learning portal.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 12, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 50 - 0
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 50 to week 0 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly activities. Students will complete 5 x online quizzes each worth 3% Equivalent to 500 words

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 1,000-word research project (A maximum of 1,000-words excluding charts and tables). The project requires students to analyse a real world survey data using the techniques learned in this subject.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour final Examination (Equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO4, SILO5

Weekly activity participation (Equivalent to 1000 words) Students are expected to actively participate in the weekly activities (including practice quizzes, forums and excel exercises) evident by their activity in the learning portal.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 17
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 17 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly activities. Students will complete 5 x online quizzes each worth 3% Equivalent to 500 words

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 1,000-word research project (A maximum of 1,000-words excluding charts and tables). The project requires students to analyse a real world survey data using the techniques learned in this subject.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour final Examination (Equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO4, SILO5

Weekly activity participation (Equivalent to 1000 words) Students are expected to actively participate in the weekly activities (including practice quizzes, forums and excel exercises) evident by their activity in the learning portal.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 21
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly activities. Students will complete 5 x online quizzes each worth 3% Equivalent to 500 words

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 1,000-word research project (A maximum of 1,000-words excluding charts and tables). The project requires students to analyse a real world survey data using the techniques learned in this subject.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour final Examination (Equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO4, SILO5

Weekly activity participation (Equivalent to 1000 words) Students are expected to actively participate in the weekly activities (including practice quizzes, forums and excel exercises) evident by their activity in the learning portal.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 15 - 26
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 15 to week 26 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly activities. Students will complete 5 x online quizzes each worth 3% Equivalent to 500 words

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 1,000-word research project (A maximum of 1,000-words excluding charts and tables). The project requires students to analyse a real world survey data using the techniques learned in this subject.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour final Examination (Equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO4, SILO5

Weekly activity participation (Equivalent to 1000 words) Students are expected to actively participate in the weekly activities (including practice quizzes, forums and excel exercises) evident by their activity in the learning portal.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 19 - 30
One 3.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly activities. Students will complete 5 x online quizzes each worth 3% Equivalent to 500 words

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 1,000-word research project (A maximum of 1,000-words excluding charts and tables). The project requires students to analyse a real world survey data using the techniques learned in this subject.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour final Examination (Equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO4, SILO5

Weekly activity participation (Equivalent to 1000 words) Students are expected to actively participate in the weekly activities (including practice quizzes, forums and excel exercises) evident by their activity in the learning portal.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 24 - 35
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 24 to week 35 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly activities. Students will complete 5 x online quizzes each worth 3% Equivalent to 500 words

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 1,000-word research project (A maximum of 1,000-words excluding charts and tables). The project requires students to analyse a real world survey data using the techniques learned in this subject.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour final Examination (Equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO4, SILO5

Weekly activity participation (Equivalent to 1000 words) Students are expected to actively participate in the weekly activities (including practice quizzes, forums and excel exercises) evident by their activity in the learning portal.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 7, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 28 - 39
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 39 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly activities. Students will complete 5 x online quizzes each worth 3% Equivalent to 500 words

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 1,000-word research project (A maximum of 1,000-words excluding charts and tables). The project requires students to analyse a real world survey data using the techniques learned in this subject.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour final Examination (Equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO4, SILO5

Weekly activity participation (Equivalent to 1000 words) Students are expected to actively participate in the weekly activities (including practice quizzes, forums and excel exercises) evident by their activity in the learning portal.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 8, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 32 - 43
One 3.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly activities. Students will complete 5 x online quizzes each worth 3% Equivalent to 500 words

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 1,000-word research project (A maximum of 1,000-words excluding charts and tables). The project requires students to analyse a real world survey data using the techniques learned in this subject.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour final Examination (Equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO4, SILO5

Weekly activity participation (Equivalent to 1000 words) Students are expected to actively participate in the weekly activities (including practice quizzes, forums and excel exercises) evident by their activity in the learning portal.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 9, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 48
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 48 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes These quizzes will assess students understanding of the concepts covered in the online videos and weekly activities. Students will complete 5 x online quizzes each worth 3% Equivalent to 500 words

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 1,000-word research project (A maximum of 1,000-words excluding charts and tables). The project requires students to analyse a real world survey data using the techniques learned in this subject.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour final Examination (Equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO4, SILO5

Weekly activity participation (Equivalent to 1000 words) Students are expected to actively participate in the weekly activities (including practice quizzes, forums and excel exercises) evident by their activity in the learning portal.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3