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MA10213: Business data analysis

[Page last updated: 05 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Class test 1 (CW 15%)
  • Class test 2 (CW 15%)
  • Project (CW 70%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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.

Programme availability:

MA10213 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management


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