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Module Code: ECO413
Module Title: Introduction to Business Analytics
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Business School Suzhou
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module introduces the concepts of business analytics arising from collecting and analysing big data in real-life cases. Thus, students can conduct independent research based on large business datasets. The module also refreshes students’ knowledge of statistics and teaches them a number of advanced software that are used in data analysis.
Learning outcomes 
A. Demonstrate a critical understanding of business analytics and its role in organisations

B. Demonstrate a conceptual and practical understanding of core concepts of descriptive statistics

C. Be able to visualize, present and analyse data in an effective way

D. Use advanced software to analyse and interpret data

E. Prepare and present statistical reports understandable by both experts and non-experts

Method of teaching and learning 
Students should attend a 2 hour lecture each for six weeks and a 1 hour tutorial each week for five weeks.

The teaching is computer-based. Both students and the teacher will work together using software during the lectures. The lectures focus on applied aspects rather than abstract formulas. Each lecture introduces business cases as a pretext for learning new concepts and techniques that are directly applied and analysed using software to solve problems. More complex issues and cases are solved on tutorials. The objective is to deepen and apply concepts covered during the lecture of the week.
1. Overview of Business Analytics

2. Methods of Data Collection

3. Descriptive Statistics and Data visualization

4. Probability Distributions and Data Modelling

5. Sampling and Estimation

6. Hypothesis Testing

7. Introduction to Programming

8. Data Analytic Application

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 12    5      58  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Written Report/ Case Study 100.00

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