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BUSINESS SCHOOL Version: 2013 Business School 1 Unit of Study Outline Unit Code BUSS1020 Unit Title Quantitative Business Analysis Semester 1, 2013 Pre-requisite Units: Co-requisite Units: Prohibited Units: ECMT1010, ECOF1010, MATH1005, MATH1905, MATH1015, STAT1021, ENVX1001 Assumed Knowledge and/or Skills: You are assumed to possess knowledge of mathematics at the HSC level. Unit Coordinator: Dr Erick Li Address: Room 490, Merewether Building(H04), The University of Sydney NSW 2006 Email: [email protected] Phone: 91140751 Consultation Hours: Wednesday 2-3pm, Room 490 Merewether Class Day(s): Please go to Blackboard for class times and locations Required Text / Resources: Textbook: Berenson, et alia, Basic Business Statistics, Pearson, 12th Edition. (Available from the Co-operative Bookshop). Workshop questions will be taken from this book. Students should have daily access to this textbook either through use of their own copy or use of a library copy. Accompanying website: Throughout the unit we will be using the MYSTATLAB website: mystatlab.com. The Discipline of Business Analytics has purchased a full licence for each student enrolled in the unit. You will have access to a large variety of learning tools including diagnostic tests, practice questions, online homework, sample quizzes, data-sets and guided solutions to sample questions. We will also be using the data analysis software STATCRUNCH (statcrunch.com or through the link from the MYSTATLAB website). Computing Packages: EXCEL. (The Computing Laboratories have EXCEL or you may use your own copy at home.), and STATCRUNCH (online access for each student). This Guide to Unit Learning Content and Assessment MUST be read in conjunction with the Business School Student Administration Manual for information about all processes ( sydney.edu.au/business/currentstudents/student_information/student_administration_manual ) and the Business School unit of study common policy and implementation information that apply to every unit of study offered by the Business School ( http://sydney.edu.au/business/currentstudents/policy ). In determining
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BUSINESS SCHOOL Version: 2013 Business School 2 applications and appeals relating to these matters it will be assumed that every student has taken the time to familiarise themselves with these key policies and procedures.
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BUSINESS SCHOOL Version: 2013 Business School 3 1. Unit of study information All graduates from the BCom need to be able to use quantitative techniques to analyse business problems. This ability is important in all business disciplines, since all disciplines deal with increasing amounts of data, and there are increasing expectations of quantitative skills. This unit shows how to interpret data involving uncertainty and variability; how to model and analyse the relationships within business data; and how to make correct inferences from the data (and recognise incorrect inferences).
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