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MA10213: Business data analysis

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Class test 1 (CW 25%)
  • Class test 2 (CW 25%)
  • Project (CW 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: You must have a minimum of Grade B in GCSE Maths to take this unit. This course is designed for First Year Students on the BSc in Business Administration. It introduces graphical and descriptive statistics particularly relevant for Business using Excel.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce some statistical topics which are particularly relevant to Business students. To instruct in the use of Excel for graphical and descriptive data analysis.

Learning Outcomes:
On completing the course, students should be able to use Excel spreadsheets to handle and present business data sets appropriately.

Excel (taught & assessed), statistical summary (taught & assessed).

The unit will cover the use of Excel in handling and presenting some types of data which are particularly relevant in Business. Collating and categorising data. Data description. Data display; graphs, charts and tables. Correlation. Simple linear regression. Introduction to time series.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MA10213 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc(Hons) Business Administration with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 1)