Predictive Analytics (QBUS6840)
UNIT OF STUDY
To be effective in a competitive business environment, a business analyst needs to be able to use predictive analytics to translate information into decision and to convert information about past performance into reliable forecasts. An effective analyst also should be able to identify the analytical tools and data structures to anticipate market trends. In this unit, students gain skills required to succeed in today's highly analytical and data-driven economy. The unit introduces the basics of data management, business forecasting, decision trees, logistic regression, and predictive modelling. The unit features corporate case studies and hands-on exercises to demonstrate the concepts presented. The unit also makes use of SAS software.
Further unit of study information
1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial
Assignment (35%), Mid-semester exam (35%), and Final exam (30%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
QBUS5001 or ECMT5001
Study this unit outside a degree
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.
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