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CO5724 - Data Analysis and Decision Modelling

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Businesses typically collect large volumes of data with relative ease. However data are often meaningless until they are analysed for trends, patterns and relationships and then become useful information. This MBA Global subject is designed to provide an integrated knowledge for understanding and managing information resources, building basic business intelligent system, interpreting business statistics, and developing practical decision models. It will equip students with decision-making tools and illustrate their applications. Acting on information to develop solutions and support decision-making is a key business skill.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain the importance of information as an organisational resource and to develop an appreciation for issues in managing data/information/knowledge;
  • apply graphical and numerical tools for organising, analysing, interpreting, and presenting data;
  • design, build and test computer based models for planning, decision making and control of business problems, Interpret model results, and make recommendations to stakeholders;
  • integrate the knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other application softwares with the knowledge of accounting and finance.

Subject Assessment

    Assumed
    Knowledge:
    Capability with Excel or similar spreadsheet package
    Inadmissible
    Subject
    Combinations:
    EC5203, CO5111, LB5002, CO5124

    Availabilities

    JCU Online, External, Study Period 84
    Census Date 15-Jul-2021
    Workload expectations:

    The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

    • 65 hours - Online resources, including readings, screencasts, embedded quizzing
    • assessment and self-directed study
    Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

    Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.