BSc Management (Human Resources) with Industrial/Professional Experience
Year of entry: 2020
Course unit details:
Business Data Analytics
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
The course covers a variety of machine learning techniques, including data preliminary analysis, feature selection and engineering, predictive modelling, clustering, ensemble learning, association analysis, etc.
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Quantitative Methods for Business and Management||BMAN10960||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
Pre-requisite course units have to be passed by 40% or above at the first attempt unless a higher percentage is indicated below:
BMAN10960 Quantitative Methods for Business & Management except BSc Mathematics and Management & Maths Stats & OR.
To provide students with an understanding of data analytics for business decision making.
To help develop skills in the use of industry-leading software tools, mainly SAS packages.
At the end of the course students should be able to:
• Understand the fundamentals of data analytics and its applications to business decision making,
• Understand a variety of machine learning techniques, including data pre-processing, feature selection, predictive modelling, clustering, etc., and
• Demonstrate the ability to use specialised software tools to analyse large sets of data in real-world problems.
• Data preliminary analysis
• Feature selection and engineering
• Predictive modelling
• Clustering analysis
• Ensemble learning
• Association analysis
• Semi-supervised techniques
Teaching and learning methods
Two-hour lecture and two-hour lab per week (see detailed schedule below) for 11 weeks, directed reading and computer based support.
100% exam, 4 compulsory questions, 3 hours closed book
- Informal advice and discussion during lectures or seminars.
- Responses to student emails and questions from a member of staff including feedback provided to a group via an online discussion forum.
- Written and/or verbal comments on assessed or non-assessed work.
- Generic feedback posted on Blackboard regarding overall examination performance.
In addition to the central unit evaluation questionnaire, student are encouraged to give feedback through emails and conversations at anytime, and questionnaire near the end of the semester.
Data mining for business analytics: concepts, techniques, and applications in Microsoft Office Excel with XLMiner, Galit Shmueli, Nitin R. Patel, Peter C. Bruce, Third edition. - Freely available as an e-book through the library.
Other reading materials will be shared via Blackboard.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Independent study hours|
|Yu-wang Chen||Unit coordinator|
Pre-requisites: BMAN10960 Quants for Business and Management (except BSc Mathematics and Management & Maths Stats & OR.) or equivalent
Dependent courses: None
BSc Management and Management (Specialisms),
BSc International Management with American Business Studies,
BSc International Management,
BSc Mathematics and Management,
Maths Stats & OR
For Academic Year 2019/20
Updated: May 2019
Approved by: March UG Committee