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Fundamentals of Business Analytics BEA212


The proliferation and ubiquity of data has created opportunities and challenges for businesses in today’s data-driven world. This unit introduces students to techniques and technologies related to business analytics for businesses to harness this wealth of data to create business value. Students will gain hands-on experience with software tools to analyze and present data to assist business decision-making. As the application of business analytics involves collaboration, this unit will also develop teamwork skills through group activities and assessments. This unit thus introduces students to the fundamentals of business analytics by introducing students to the various sources of data, software available for data analysis and different ways data can be presented to facilitate data-driven decision making.


Unit name Fundamentals of Business Analytics
Unit code BEA212
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Finance
Coordinator Doctor Glenn Finau
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania and Third Party(ies): ECA


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Accelerated Study Period 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024
Accelerated Study Period 1 5/2/2024 28/2/2024 21/3/2024 5/5/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe different methods of data analysis and presentation within a business setting.
  • Create interactive models using software to facilitate the identification and evaluation of complex business problems.
  • Design and create spreadsheets and data visualisation outputs to identify trends, patterns and relationships in data.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team to achieve agreed team outcomes.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
089999 $2,040.00 $1,597.00 not applicable $2,979.00

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AssessmentReport for Management (Group Assignment) (30%)|Business analytics report (Individual) (35%)|Critical Evaluation and Reflection (Individual) (35%)
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