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Area/Catalogue
MATH 1053

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101178

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences

Course aim

To develop students’ mathematical and statistical skills and a knowledge of the use and relevance of those skills in business and management.

Course content

Business Mathematics and Statistics for decision making: time value of money and net present value calculations with applications, working with equations and graphs of straight lines, linear programming, quantitative research principles in collecting, summarising and displaying business data, index numbers, relations in categorical data, measures of association, fitting straight lines, elementary probability concepts, the normal distribution and its business applications, elementary estimation and hypothesis testing, elementary decision making with Excel spreadsheets.

Textbook(s)

University of South Australia 2017, Quantitative Methods for Business, 2nd, Pearson, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 9 weeks
Computer Practical 1 hour x 1 week
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Workshop 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External N/A x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Workshop 3 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, TAYLOR'S BUSINESS SCHOOL
Workshop 35 hours x NA

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Case study 3000 word equivalent, excluding tables and charts 30% N/A
Examination N/A 55% 2 hours
Continuous assessment 500 word equivalent 15% 8 x 15 minutes
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Case study 3000 word equivalent, excluding tables and charts 30% N/A
Examination N/A 55% 2 hours
Continuous assessment 500 word equivalent 15% 8 x 15 minutes
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Examination N/A 55% 2 hours
Problem solving exercise 1100 word equivalent, excluding tables and charts 10% N/A
Problem solving exercise 1100 word equivalent, excluding tables and charts 14% N/A
Problem solving exercise 1100 word equivalent, excluding tables and charts 11% N/A
Problem solving exercise 1100 word equivalent, excluding tables and charts 10% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Case study 3000 word equivalent, excluding tables and charts 30% N/A
Examination N/A 55% 2 hours
Continuous assessment 500 word equivalent 15% 8 x 15 minutes
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, TAYLOR'S BUSINESS SCHOOL
Case study 3000 word equivalent, excluding tables and charts 30% N/A
Examination N/A 55% 2 hours
Continuous assessment 500 word equivalent 15% 8 x 15 minutes

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Information Technology and Mathematical
School of Information Technology and Mathematical
School of Information Technology and Mathematical

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