2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
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|Analysis Tools for Transport & Logistics|
|Offered||Semester 1 and Semester 2|
|Assumed Knowledge||Basic familiarity with MS Excel and a degree of mathematical competency.|
|Lectures||1 x 3 hour lecture, 1 x 3 hour computer tutorial, every other week. Refer to timetable for further details.|
|Assessment||In-class quizzes (15%), computer exam (30%), group assignment (25%), final exam (30%)|
|Description||Quantitative analysis is a key activity in developing successful business strategies in the areas of transportation and logistics management. Successful business strategies are generally based on diverse forms of analysis on information collected from a wide range of sources. This unit of study provides an introduction to the theory and principles of quantitative analysis of transport and logistics markets through lectures, computer workshops, and practical assessments requiring the analysis of various types of data. Through classes and assessments designed to specifically teach students how to undertake quantitative research in a practical manner, students will be able to conduct their own quantitative analysis of transport and logistic market places. Additionally, students will acquire above average ability with MS Excel, a skill that is most desirable among employers.|