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AFX5320 - Business analytics

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: To be advised


Not offered in 2007


Business analytics and their applications to financial and management decision making will be explored for a range of business situations including: investment; planning; cash flow management; capital budgeting; contract awards; and risk analysis. Analytics covered include: problem structuring; multiple criteria decision making; optimization; simulation; and data mining. Upon completion of this unit, students are expected to competently use selected analytics, to provide management interpretation of the solutions and to formulate business analyst's recommendations. The unit utilizes advanced computer modeling tools available in Microsoft Excel and other modeling software packages.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Assignments: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


BUS5570, ETF9480, GCO4802