Data Mining and Data Analysis (QBUS3820)

UNIT OF STUDY

The advances in information technology have made available very rich information data sets, often generated automatically as a by-product of the main institutional activity of a firm or business unit. Data Mining deals with inferring and validating patterns, structures and relationships in data, as a tool to support decisions in the business environment. The course offers an insight into the main statistical methodologies for the visualisation and the analysis of business and market data, providing the information requirements for specific tasks such as credit scoring, prediction and classification, market segmentation and product positioning. Emphasis will be given to empirical applications using modern software tools.

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Classes

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

Assessment

group project (20%), assignments (15%), mid-semester exam (20%), and final exam (45%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ECMT2110 or QBUS2810

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