BUSN1200 Data Analytics for Business
- 6 points
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.
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online. Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
- Over the last decade there has been an exponential increase in the volume of data available to organisations. At the same time, there have been substantial improvements to the tools used to extract meaning from data. Data literacy is the ability to collect, process, and extract meaning from data, and in doing so, convert data to actionable insights. Improved data literacy is needed to make better sense of the huge volumes of data available to organisations and consequently to make better data-driven business decisions to enable business success. This unit provides students with the ability to understand data quality issues, discern good from poor data, identify appropriate analytical tools and techniques for business problems, make meaning from data, and visualise and communicate findings to a non-technical audience.
- Students are able to (1) identify relevant data to address business concerns; (2) select fit-for-purpose statistical tools and techniques; (3) use data to analyse complex business problems; (4) visualise information to effectively communicate statistical findings; and (5) provide evidence to enable better data-driven business decisions..
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) assignment; and (3) exam. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
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- Dr Brett Smith
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