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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Introduces students to and develops skills in the quantitative tools, concepts and skills required in a business degree. To reinforce student learning the use of these quantitative tools and skills to solve problems from economics and business is emphasised. A spreadsheet package will be used to solve and communicate quantitative problems and concepts.

Unit content

Quantitative Skills
Algebra — Fractions, decimals and percentages — Graphs with Excel

Linear and Nonlinear Functions and Graphs
Revenue, profit, cost and break-even analysis — Simple and compound interest — Supply and demand analysis

Differentiation
Simple rules of differentiation — Marginal functions — Elasticity — Optimisation

Statistics
Descriptive statistics — Descriptive statistics using Excel

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to use, basic quantitative skills required in economics and a business environmentKnowledge of a discipline
2apply quantitative techniques to solve problems from economics and businessKnowledge of a discipline
3communicate quantitative ideas, processes and results effectively at different levels of formalityCommunication and social skills
4use an appropriate spreadsheet or statistical software in quantitative calculationsLifelong learning
5assess and reflect on their quantitative skills, strengths and learning style.Lifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to use, basic quantitative skills required in economics and a business environment
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. apply quantitative techniques to solve problems from economics and business
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. communicate quantitative ideas, processes and results effectively at different levels of formality
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. use an appropriate spreadsheet or statistical software in quantitative calculations
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. assess and reflect on their quantitative skills, strengths and learning style.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

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 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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

International

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