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BX3032 - Advanced Business Modelling

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business (pre 2015)

Subject to the prescribed prerequisite subjects having been completed, there are no restrictions on enrolment in this subject.

This subject addresses advanced concepts in business modelling to enhance decision making in organisational contexts. Students will be required to develop further the knowledge and skills gained in the subject, BX2016 (Business Modelling). Topics will include development of advanced software-based business models and the interpretation and evaluation of model results both from a user and a builder's point of view. Excel will be the primary application software used to build these decision models. The focus will be on solving advanced decision problems requiring prior knowledge of the fundamentals for accounting and finance.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate critical knowledge of the theoretical and empirical literature on business modelling;
  • 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 MS excel and other application software with the knowledge of accounting and finance;
  • structure and formulate solutions to complex business problems.
Prerequisites: ((BX2016 OR BU2006 OR CO2815 OR CO3105) AND (CO2611 OR BU2004 OR BX2014 )) OR BX3025 OR EC2100


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures - Lecture
  • 24 hours workshops/Seminars - Workshop conducted in computer lab
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (20%); assignment - case study 2 (20%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (20%); assignment - case study 2 (20%).

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