Courses & Units

Data Analysis for Business BEA140

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast, Hong Kong Universal Ed

Introduction

BEA140 Quantitative Methods 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.

The unit is an introduction to the exciting world of applying mathematics and statistics to business problems. 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.

Summary

Unit name Data Analysis for Business
Unit code BEA140
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Economics and Finance|Mathematics
Coordinator

Dr Bao Nguyen (Accelerated Study Period 2)

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hong Kong Universal Ed Semester 2 On-Campus International

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021
Accelerated Study Period 2 24/5/2021 16/6/2021 8/7/2021 22/8/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

LO1Explain the basic concepts of the time valuation of money and be able to apply these concepts to common situations in business/personal finance.
LO2Demonstrate sound practices in sampling, data description and presentation in a business environment.
LO3Apply basic probability concepts, distributions and statistical inference as an aid to business decision making.
LO4Interpret and communicate output from quantitative models.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010103 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

XPD105

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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Assessment

Online Quiz (18%), Assignments (27%), Final Exam (55%).

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