Business Analytics Honours

For requirements for admission, completion and the award of honours in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, please refer to the Faculty resolutions and the resolutions of the degree.

Table A - The University of Sydney Business School

Business Analytics

Honours in Business Analytics

Achievement of Honours in Business Analytics requires 48 of credit points from this table including:
(i) 48 credit points of 4000-level core units

Units of study

The relevant units of study are listed below.

4000-level units of study

Core
BUSS4000 Honours in Business

Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: BUSS4001 AND 2 x Honours coursework units in the specialisation area ((BUSS4112 and BUSS4113) or (BUSS4212 and (BUSS4013 or BUSS4213)) or (BUSS4312 and BUSS4313) or (BUSS4412 and BUSS4413) or (BUSS4512 and (BUSS4013 or BUSS4513)) or (BUSS4612 and (BUSS4013 or BUSS4613)) or (BUSS4712 and BUSS4713) or (BUSS4812 and (BUSS4013 or BUSS4813))). Corequisites: BUSS4104
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is administrative only and serves as a consolidation for all marks to represent a single final mark for students undertaking Honours. Marks will be calculated as follows: BUSS4001 (20%); BUSS4X12 (10%); BUSS4X13 (10%); BUSS4104 (60%).
BUSS4001 Business Honours Research Methods

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1 Prerequisites: Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area Assessment: being a researcher essay (20%); discipline and cluster based assessments (40%); research proposal (30%); research proposal presentation (10%)
This unit is an introduction to research methods used in business disciplines. The unit provides students with an understanding of the range of methods that may be used to answer research questions, their strengths and weakness and underlying philosophical assumptions. Key elements of the research process are addressed, including the purpose of the research; devising the research questions and hypotheses; selecting a research strategy; methods and procedures for data collection and analysis; and interpreting and reporting the results. Students learn important research terminology, how to write a research proposal and ethical considerations in conducting research. The first component of this unit is delivered to the whole Business School Honours cohort and covers obligations as a researcher. The second component of the unit splits into Disciplinary areas and covers issues related to research design.
BUSS4312 Business Analytics Honours A

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Prerequisites: Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area Corequisites: BUSS4001 and BUSS4313 Assessment: homework (20%), assignment A (40%), assignment B (40%)
This unit covers advanced research-integrated coursework topics in optimisation and stochastic processes, such as convex optimisation, duality, approximation, statistical estimation, random walks and Markov chains, and Poisson and other stochastic processes.
BUSS4313 Business Analytics Honours B

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Prerequisites: Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area Corequisites: BUSS4001: BUSS4312 Assessment: homework (40%); assignment (60%)
This unit aims to provide advanced knowledge of linear models and methods for economic and financial time-series analysis and panel data models. The unit focuses on estimation and inference. It covers some of the basics of time series model including stationary processes, AR, MA and ARMA processes, spectral analysis, structural change, nonstationarity, VAR and VECM, state-space models and Kalman filter.
BUSS4104 Business Honours Thesis

Credit points: 24 Session: Semester 2 Prerequisites: BUSS4001 + 2 x Honours coursework units in the specialisation area Corequisites: BUSS4000 Assessment: individual thesis (100%), oral thesis communication (0%)
This unit comprises the research and writing of a supervised thesis on an approved topic in business. A written Honours Thesis and presentation of the research work is undertaken.