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MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline flexible
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
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) team project; and (3) oral test. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the oral test component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Doina Olaru (Co-ordinator)
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
MGMT5513 Data Driven Decision Making
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.