MGMT5513 Data Driven Decision Making

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Trimester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Trimester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Trimester 3UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Trimester 2OnlineOnline flexible 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Content
An important role for managers today is to make sense of the large quantities of data that are readily available by transforming such data to information that improves decision making. This unit provides an understanding of the statistical tools and techniques available to managers to do this. The importance of communicating statistical findings in a non-technical way is emphasised. Topics include research design, sampling and data collection, data visualisation, an introduction to business analytics and examining business relationships through appropriate modelling.
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 rigorous, clear and concise manner and communicate them to non-technical audiences; (5) translate statistical findings into managerial actions; and (6) critically appraise quantitative reporting.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class assessment; (2) project; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Catherine Leighton (TR2 Intensive) Desmond Klass (TR1, TR2, TR3)
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ACCT5602 Accounting or MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour; and enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework); or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Incompatibility:
MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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