This unit develops practical skills in statistical and mathematical techniques commonly used in business decision making. It draws on fundamental business statistics and quantitative analysis theories with contemporary computational skills to critically evaluate complex business problems and to cross-examine them through computer technologies.

Unit details

Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
BEO5539

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Discriminate between statistical analysis technique to solve a given business problem;  
  2. Exhibit, interpret and critique business and economic data by graphical and numerical statistical methods;  
  3. Apply sampling theory in statistical inference: estimation and hypothesis testing;  
  4. Model and test business and economic relationships using linear regression;  
  5. Critically assess alternative statistical techniques for identifying methods appropriate for the purpose and condition of an analysis;  
  6. Conduct business forecasting using time series data and evaluate forecasting performance; and  
  7. Optimise statistical analysis using a statistical tool.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Class Test 10%
Report Individual project report 20%
Report Group project report 20%
Examination Final Exam (2.5 hours duration) 50%

Required reading

Australian Business Statistics (4th ed.).
Black, K., Asafu-Adjaye, J., Burke, P., Khan, N., King, G., Perera, N., Papdimos, A., Sherwood, C., Wasimi, S., & Verma, R. (2016).
Milton, Qld: John Wiley and Sons Australia, Ltd.