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ETW3480

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Econometrics and Business Statistics
OfferedMalaysia First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Elsa Phung

Synopsis

This subject covers computer models of business operations, how they are built, and the way they are used in decision-making. The principles of decision-making under risk and the Monte Carlo simulation method are introduced and applied, together with other quantitative methods, to a range of problems in supply chain management. A training in more advanced aspects of Microsoft Excel is provided with a particular emphasis on the use of Visual Basic for Applications to customise spreadsheet models.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. expand the understanding of quantitative methods in business
  2. enhance analytical skills for problem solving
  3. increase computing skills for business modelling with spreadsheets
  4. provide a better understanding of common problems in business and the impact of risk.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Prerequisites

Prohibitions

BUS2020, ETC3480