MIS770 - Foundation Skills in Data Analysis
2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 5 October 2020
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)|
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
|Previously coded as:||Nil|
|Unit Chair:||Trimester 1: Dilal Saundage|
Trimester 3: Lasitha Dharmasena
Trimester 2: Lasitha Dharmasena
Analytical Skills Foundations
For students enrolled in M722, M622, M522: MIS070
All other students: Nil
From Trimester 2 2020: Nil
|Typical study commitment:|
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus:|
1 x 2 hour class and 1 x 1.5 hour lab per week
|Scheduled learning activities - cloud:|
11 x 2 hour class (recordings provided) + 11 x 1.5 hour online seminar
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This unit aims to develop foundation skills and knowledge required for data driven, evidence based approaches to business decision making and business performance analysis. To this end, the unit first introduces the skills necessary to enable an understanding of business metrics. This is followed by descriptive analytical techniques that transform both structured and unstructured data into meaningful information for the purpose of decision making and understanding and reviewing business performance. Techniques and principles of data visualisation are introduced that enable graphical depictions of data that can improve comprehension, communication and decision-making. Then, the unit introduces quantitative reasoning skills so students are able to review business performance to find problems or areas of opportunities, and identify patterns and trends in data using descriptive and inferential statistics.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
|Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes|
Apply the fundamentals of quantitative reasoning to solve real-world problems.
|GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities|
Manipulate and summarise data that accurately represents real-world problems.
|GLO4: Critical thinking|
Interpret and appraise statistical output to assist in real-world decision making.
GLO4: Critical thinking
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
|Assessment Description||Student output||Grading and weighting |
(% total mark for unit)
|Indicative due week|
|Assessment 1: (Individual) Written Assignment - Case study||2,000 words||20%||Week 5|
|Assessment 2: (Individual) Written Assignment - Data Analysis||Equivalent to 2,000 words||30%||Week 9|
|Examination||2 hours||50%||Exam period|
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MIS770 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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