Quantitative Business Analysis (BUSS1020)


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.

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Further unit of study information


1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 2hr tutorial per week


quiz 1 (15%), quiz 2 (15%), weekly homework (15%), written assignment (20%), final exam (35%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015

Additional Information

This unit of study is a compulsory part of the Bachelor of Commerce, combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.