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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 2Session 2
MelbourneN/ASession 2
OnlineSession 2Session 2
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/ASession 2
PerthN/ASession 2
SydneyN/ASession 2

Unit aim

Provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively use business analytics to support decision making in the context of ‘big data’ as a strategic resource. As a ‘data-driven’ unit, students will be exposed to a variety of analytical techniques using software applications.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to business analytics

Topic 2: Data visualisation

Topic 3: Descriptive numerical measures

Topic 4: Simple linear regression

Topic 5: Multiple linear regression - Part I

Topic 6: Multiple linear regression - Part II

Topic 7: Business Forecasting - Part I

Topic 8: Business Forecasting - Part II

Topic 9: Model Building - Part I

Topic 10: Model Building - Part II 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Berenson, ML, Levine, DM, Szabat, KA, Watson, J, Jayne, N & O’Brien, M, 2019, Basic Business Statistics: Concepts and Applications, 5th edn, Pearson, Melbourne, VIC. ISBN: 9781488617249.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response20%
Short written response30%
Report50%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response20%
Short written response30%
Report50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response20%
Short written response30%
Report50%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Short written response20%
Short written response30%
Report50%

Perth

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response20%
Short written response30%
Report50%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response20%
Short written response30%
Report50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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