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MIS171 - Business Analytics

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Enrolment modes:

(B, S, W, X)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1 (B, X), trimester 2 (B, S, W, X)

EFTSL value: 0.125
Previously coded as:


Unit chair:

D Saundage

Incompatible with: SIT191
Contact hours: 2 x 1 hour lectures, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit covers data sampling, analysis and inference, including the process of collection, presentation, and interpretation of data. An objective of the unit is to demonstrate the importance of understanding data and the crucial role of data analysis in business decision-making. Topics include exploratory data analysis, probability, random sampling, inferential statistics and regression. The emphasis of the unit is on the interpretation and application of the various statistical techniques studied. Statistical software is used extensively throughout the unit.


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

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

Unit Fee Information

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