UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit introduces data analysis and decision-making tools that students are able to use to manage their own day-to-day work. Students are able to identify situations in which quantitative analysis can support problem solving and decision making. They also gain practical experience in applying statistical and decision analysis techniques and statistical packages (generally Excel) in management contexts. Topics include introduction to modelling of organisations and business problems, measurement, variability, uncertainty, statistical tests and quantitative approaches to decision making. The unit provides a foundation for quantitative techniques used in other master's degree units.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) identify fit-for-purpose statistical approaches to address management concerns; (2) explain data quality issues and collection methods; (3) use a range of appropriate statistical tools and techniques; (4) interpret statistical findings in a clear, concise and non-technical way; (5) translate statistical findings into managerial actions ; (6) critically appraise quantitative reporting; and (7) communicate decision analysis results to stakeholders.
Assessment Assessment information is provided in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Catherine Leighton
Unit rules
Incompatibility: MGMT5513 Data Driven Decision Making
Contact hours lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/MGMT5504/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/MGMT5504/SEM-2/2017

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