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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 10 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Instructors

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David Pitt 

Department of Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics
Macquarie Business School
2,432 Learners
3 Courses
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Smit Rathore 

Department of Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics
Macquarie Business School
2,131 Learners
2 Courses

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Start working towards your Master's degree

This course is part of the 100% online Global Master of Business Administration (Global MBA) from Macquarie University. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Basics of insight generation

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 29 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Week 1 outline1m
Video 1.1 Data is the new oil6m
Video 1.2 Data value chain4m
Video 1.3 Tools for generating insights [practice spreadsheet available under 'Download']6m
4 readings
Become a Global MBA degree learner1m
Course overview10m
Learning activities and assessment10m
Explore further resources 11h
2 practice exercises
Recall 115m
Week 11h
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Basic statistics: Foundations of quantitative insights

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 29 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
2.1 Basic statistics4m
2.2 Types of variables6m
2.3 Measures of central tendency6m
2.4 Measures of dispersion7m
1 reading
Explore further resources 230m
2 practice exercises
Recall 230m
Week 21h
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

The normal distribution and histograms

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 28 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
3.1 Normal distribution and histograms10m
3.2 The empirical rule7m
3.3 Covariance and correlation7m
1 reading
Explore further resources 31h
2 practice exercises
Recall 330m
Week 31h
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Data visualisation

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 22 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
4.1 Data visualisation and Anscombe’s Quartet6m
4.2 Data Cleaning using Tableau5m
4.3 Bar chart and heat maps6m
1 reading
Explore further resources 41h
2 practice exercises
Recall 430m
Week 41h
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About the Analysing: Numeric and digital literacies Specialization

Being financially and data-literate is a requirement of all effective leaders. This includes the ability to analyse data and harness its value, as well as to leverage these skills to become a future-focused business leader. In four themed courses, this specialisation will: teach you that financial literacy is a required capability for every business leader (Know Your Numbers 1); provide you with a foundational understanding of how to manage your organisation’s finances effectively (Know Your Numbers 2); equip you with tools to analyse data and generate market insights (Generate Insights); and explore what to measure to maximise customer value (Know Your Customers)....
Analysing: Numeric and digital literacies

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