MIS770 - Foundation Skills in Data Analysis


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: Nil
EFTSL value: 0.125

Analytical Skills Foundations



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: MIS770A
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 - online

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.

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