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Unit details

MIS771 - Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1, Trimester 2

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

MSQ791

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

D De Silva (Trimester 1), L Dharmasena (Trimester 2)

Prerequisite:Nil
Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour laboratory per week

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit focuses on the techniques and approaches to analysing business data to support decision making. It covers exploratory data analysis, visualisation of data and evidence based decision making. The unit aims to give students a broad understanding of statistical approaches used to support business decisions, their limitations, typical application areas, managerial reporting of statistical results and incorporating insights into the business decision-making process. Extensive use is made of software to develop data visualisation and analysis skills and to enhance the appreciation of various techniques studied. The unit assumes students have already completed foundational study in statistics at undergraduate level and have some familiarity with basic statistical concepts and inferential techniques. In particular, understanding of descriptive statistics and structure of probability is necessary.

Assessment

Assessment 1 (Group of up to 3 students or individual) - Data Visualisation and analysis (1000 words) -20% and oral presentations - 20%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Cloud (online) Test - 20%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Advanced data analysis report; 2000 characters across 46 lines of text, inclusive of spaces and an unspecified appendix - 40%


Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$2707$2966

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

Unit Fee Information - Master of Business Analytics enrolled students

Fee rate - Domestic Students^ Fee rate - Domestic Students#
$2957 $3216
^Rate for all Fee-paying Domestic students enrolled in the Master of Business Analytics
#Rate for all Fee-paying International students enrolled in the Master of Business Analytics
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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