MISQ770 - Foundation Skills in Data Analysis


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:
  • JUNE (MIBT-2)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: Nil
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in M068 - Postgraduate Qualifying Program (Business and Law), M068 - Masters Qualifying Program

Analytical Skills Foundations




For students enrolled in M722, M622, M522: MIS070

All other students: Nil

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

This will include 4 face-to-face contact hours per week (1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 2-hour tutorial) and online problem-based exercises. 

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 2 hour tutorial per week


This unit is created for students enrolled in the M068 Masters Qualifying Program in partnership with Deakin College. 


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.

Hurdle requirement

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

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