Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
This subject will introduce students to the quantitative tools that are necessary for day-to-day business needs. The objectives of this subject are to: (a) provide a basic knowledge of the application of mathematics and statistics to business disciplines; (b) develop an ability to analyse and interpret data to provide meaningful information to assist in making management decisions; and (c) develop an ability to apply modern quantitative tools (Microsoft Excel) to data analysis in a business context. The main goal of the subject is to help students develop computational skills and problem solving capabilities using Excel as a tool for analysis and presentation of solutions to business problems. The emphasis will be placed on determining when it is appropriate to use the various techniques and how to use Excel to carry out the analysis. Interpretation of output generated by Excel is also an important objective. By the end of the subject, students should able to formulate answers to questions such as: (1) Is advertising actually helpful for increase sales of a product?; (2) How fuel efficient a certain car model is?; (3) What is effect of package design, delivery services and quality differentials on sales?Learning Objectives1. Identifying and interpreting business-related problems. Converting those identified requirements to a quantitative styled model.2. Understanding and appreciating the need to solve a variety of business-related problems using a systematic approach involving accepted statistical techniques.3. Interpreting solutions in the context of the problem.4. Communicating the results of an accepted analysis process clearly and precisely in written format.5. Utilising tools such as calculators/computers to help solve a range of business questions. This would be developed by firstly identifying the relevant underlying theory.