BEA140 is a foundation unit in business statistics and the mathematics of finance, and is a core unit in the Bachelor of Economics (BEc) and Bachelor of Business (BBus) degrees. It is also a nominated elective in a wide range of other programs throughout the University of Tasmania.
This unit is intended to provide a background capacity in mathematics of finance and statistical description and analysis, appropriate for a business student. The focus of the unit is on the practical use of data in business and economic decision environments, especially in an environment of risk and uncertainty.
By studying a variety of examples based on real world problems, the unit highlights the application of quantitative methodologies to assist managers, and decision makers, in dimensioning and communicating risks and opportunities.
|Unit name||Data Analysis for Business|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Doctor Bao Nguyen|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania and Third Party (Not applicable)|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Accelerated Study Period 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Accelerated Study Period 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Online||Accelerated Study Period 2||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Hong Kong Universal Ed||Semester 2||On-Campus||International|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Accelerated Study Period 2||22/5/2023||14/6/2023||6/7/2023||20/8/2023|
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- Apply basic concepts of time valuation of money to common situations in business/personal finance
- Inform and communicate evidence-based decisions using data description and probability concepts
- Draw conclusions and communicate properties about sample populations
- Quantify an association between two variables, explain variation and improve outcome prediction.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:XPD105
1 to 1.5 hours of video recording, weekly (running for 12 weeks)
1 x 2 hour workshop, weekly (running for 12 weeks)
|Assessment||Online Skill Checks (18%)|Test or quiz (32%)|Examination - invigilated (centrally) (20%)|Assignment (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
There are no prescribed texts for this unit. Lecture overviews for Modules 1 to 4 are available via MyLO. Additional material, including videos, will also be available on MyLO.
You may find it useful to consult alternative references as part of your study program. You may wish to take advantage of one of these as an additional source of worked examples, and for an alternate presentation of the material:
NB – Other editions of these references are also acceptable. You should note that notation may vary between references, and that, in some cases, even different formulae may be used. You should not concern yourself with any material covered in these references that is beyond what is covered by the lecture notes. In all cases, the lecture notes should be considered the primary reference for any topic.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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