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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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Quantitative Business Analysis
UoS Code BUSS1020
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
Prerequisites None
Prohibitions ECOF1010 or ECMT1010 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or STAT1021 or ENVX1001
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information This unit of study is a compulsory part of the Bachelor of Commerce, combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees.
Lectures 1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 2hr tutorial per week
Assessment Homework (10%), quizzes (30%), assignment (15%), and final exam (45%)
Description All graduates from the BCom need to be able to use quantitative techniques to analyse business problems. This ability is important in all business disciplines, since all disciplines deal with increasing amounts of data, and there are increasing expectations of quantitative skills. This unit shows how to interpret data involving uncertainty and variability; how to model and analyse the relationships within business data; and how to make correct inferences from the data (and recognise incorrect inferences). The unit will include instruction in the use of software tools (primarily spreadsheets) to analyse and present quantitative data.