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BU1007 - Business Data Analysis

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Business

This subject combines statistical methods with material related to subjects taught in the school of business and provides an introduction to data analysis and its use as a managerial tool. Students gain an understanding in recognising and changing raw data into usable information for interpretation in business. Students will develop their quantitative and ICT skills and learn how to apply statistical techniques to solve problems in the real world of business.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognition of types of data and knowledge of statistical concepts and;
  • Develop the ability to apply appropriate and various statistical techniques;
  • Knowledge on how to use statistical software to solve problems;
  • Ability to interpret statistical techniques for a business environment.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU1010 AND EC1101 AND MA1401

Availabilities

Beijing UT, Study Period 68, Internal
Census Date 28-Jun-2012
Coordinator: Dr Rabiul Beg
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 4 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (30%); quizzes or tests (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

Beijing UT, Study Period 69, Internal
Census Date 13-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Dr Rabiul Beg
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 4 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (30%); quizzes or tests (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Rabiul Beg
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Taha Chaiechi.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 4 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (35%); other exams (35%); quizzes or tests (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 12-Apr-2012
Coordinator: Dr Rabiul Beg
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 4 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (30%); quizzes or tests (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Rabiul Beg
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 4 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (30%); quizzes or tests (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Dr Rabiul Beg
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 4 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (30%); quizzes or tests (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Rabiul Beg
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 4 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (30%); quizzes or tests (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Rabiul Beg
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 4 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (30%); quizzes or tests (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: Dr Rabiul Beg
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 4 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (30%); quizzes or tests (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Rabiul Beg
Lecturers: Dr Rabiul Beg, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 4 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (35%); other exams (35%); quizzes or tests (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

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.