Major Overview

Description

This major is for students who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in data analysis within a business context. Students will be given both statistical and computing analytic skills, but will also learn how to apply that to a range of commercial and economic situations. Students will also gain the written and oral communication skills necessary to impart their analysis to a range of business stakeholders.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) demonstrate a core understanding of a range of statistical and data analysis techniques across a range of commercial and economic functions
; (2) critically analyse and question data analysis in a business context; (3) communicate data analysis to both technical and non-technical audiences using both written and oral communications; (4) demonstrate effective team work skills; (5) demonstrate reflective learning skills; and (6) discuss ethical issues surrounding the collection and use of data, as well as other data-related cultural, social and sustainability.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so and to pursue as many areas of interest as you can during your course of study. At the same time, we k now that many of you value the University's guidance and assistance in planning your enrolment throughout your course, so we offer the following suggestions for your consideration as possible avenues to broaden your degree. Do always remember, however, that there is no wrong way to broaden your studies as long as you complete at least four units not associated with your Degree Specific Major.

Prerequisites

nil

Corequisite

nil

Incompatibilities

nil

Courses

Business Analytics [not available in 2022] can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

No study plans found for this major. See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2022; NS = non-standard teaching period

Note:Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2023 or 2024.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Applications ATAR
or
MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
S1, S2 STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Applications ATAR
or
MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
or
ECON1111 Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
STAT1400 Statistics for Science
Bridging units
Take units if applicable:

Students who have not completed Mathematics Method or equivalent will need to take the following bridging units(s)

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
Prerequisites:
( Mathematics Applications ATAR
or
MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals )
or
( Mathematics Methods ATAR [with a scaled score of less than 50]
or
equivalent )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods and STAT1520 Economics and Business Statistics
Degree-specific major units
Foundation Units—students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce are required to take the following Foundation Units.
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 ACCT1101 Financial Accounting
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
S1, S2 ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ECON1000 Economics for Business
S1, S2 MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
MGMT2235 Organisational Behaviour
S1, S2 MKTG1203 Introduction to Marketing
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
MKTG2203 Marketing Management

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ECON2271 Introductory Econometrics
Prerequisites:
STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
or
equivalent; ECON1111
or
equivalent.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S1 FINA2207 Business Analysis and Valuation
Prerequisites:
FINA1221 Introduction to Finance;
or
FINA2221 Introduction to Finance
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ACCT3302 Financial Statement Analysis
Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 CITS2402 Introduction to Data Science
Prerequisites:
CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
or
CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 FINA2205 Quantitative Methods for Finance
Prerequisites:
STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics (
or
equivalent)
and
FINA1221 Introduction to Finance (
or
equivalent);
for pre-2012 courses: STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics (
or
equivalent) and six points of calculus
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2 MKTG2305 Marketing Research
Prerequisites:
MKTG1203 Marketing Management;
for pre-2012 courses: MKTG2203 Marketing Management,
or
MKTG2204 Consumer Behaviour
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
MKTG3305 Marketing Research

Level 3

Degree-specific major units
Group A—take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Capstone experience

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A BUSN3001 Business Development Project
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Business Management major and completion of a minimum of 96 points.
Co-requisites:
nil
Incompatibility:
WILG3001 Professional Experience Practicum
S2 ECON3206 Economic Analysis Project
Prerequisites:
completion of at least 96 points of units and enrolled in the Professional Economics double major.
Co-requisites:
nil
Incompatibility:
nil
NS, S1, S2 WILG3001 Professional Experience Practicum
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in Major(s) MJD-ECNPF Professional Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
BUSN3348 Business Practicum
or
HUMA2901 Arts Practicum
or
POLS3326 Political Science Internship
or
WILG2201 Professional Experience Practicum
or
PARL3399 WA Parliamentary Research Program.
Degree-specific major units
Group B—take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ECON3371 Applied Econometric Methods and Data Analysis
Prerequisites:
ECON2271 Introductory Econometrics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S1 MKTG3307 Digital Marketing
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 Marketing unit
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S1 MKTG3308 Marketing Analytics
Prerequisites:
any two Level 2 Marketing units
Co-requisites:
NIL
Incompatibility:
NIL
S1 STAT3406 Applied Statistics and Data Visualisation
Prerequisites:
( Course Enrolment in the MJD-QTMTD Quantitative Methods major
or
the MJD-HSDEM Human Sciences and Data Analytics major
or
the MNR-ASTAT Applied Statistical Learning minor ) and ( STAT2401 Analysis of Experiments and STAT2402 Analysis of Observations )
or
STAT2062 Fundamentals of Probability with Applications
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
STAT4064 Applied Predictive Modelling