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MBA9007 - Business analysis

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Ms Gerrie Roberts


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2007 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Evening)


In business, the ability to identify situations that would benefit from some hard facts derives from two constituent and attainable skills. A thorough understanding of what each technique can do, that is, what results it can produce. Second, the ability to extract a meaningful interpretation of the results that adds value & is accessible to management.
The objective of this unit is to facilitate for each student the attainment of these skills by taking a very practical approach. Topics covered include data description & summation, confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, & decision making under uncertainty. Software used will be Microsoft Excel.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Tutorial weekly reports: 5%
Test: 15%
Syndicate Assignment: 30%
Final examination: 50%
Students must pass the final examination (i.e. 50% or more) plus gain an overall of 50% or more in order to pass the unit.

Contact hours

39 contact hours


Students must be enrolled in the MBA program