MSQ791 - Data Analysis for Managers

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:

(B, X)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

J Mustard (Trimester 1), L Dharmasena (Trimester 3)

Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours: 1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour laboratory per week


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


From Trimester 1 2014:
The unit code and title will change to MIS771 Exploratory Data Analysis and Visualisation



This unit covers the process of data analysis including the collection, presentation, and interpretation of data. A principal objective of the unit is to demonstrate the importance of understanding data and the crucial role of data analysis in business decision-making. While it is essentially a statistics-based unit (including survey methods and questionnaire design), mathematics and arithmetic calculations are kept to a minimum. The emphasis of the unit is on the interpretation and applications of the various techniques studied. Extensive use is made of software to develop data analysis skills and to enhance the appreciation of statistical techniques in a management context. Qualitative research methods, and their role in the overall research and design process, are also briefly covered.


Assignment 1 20%, Assignment 2 20%, Examination 2 hours 60%

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 45% of the marks available on the examination. 


From Trimester 3 2013:

Assessment 1 (individual) - Online Test 30%, Assessment 2 (Group of up to 3 students) - Data visualisation and analysis 35%, Assessment 3 (Individual) - Advanced data analysis report 35%

Unit Fee Information

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