Course Title: Business Analytics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Analytics

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


RMIT Online


620H Business IT and Logistics


JulDec2017 (KP5)

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Babak Abbasi

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5602

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course introduces you to the concepts, fundamentals and tools of Business Analytics. You will critically examine how data can be used to drive decision-making through statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive modelling and fact-based management. You will also develop, evaluate and analyse core analytic techniques and skills that are frequently applied in business. No matter what your business focus, you and/or your business will be a future user of analytics.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1.  Evaluate the key concepts of business analytics and assess the results generated to deliver positive outcomes
  2. Outline the relationship of the business analytics process within the organisation’s decision-making process 
  3. Access relevant business data and  pre-analyse the data to the exact specifications and variables
  4. Examine and apply appropriate business analytic techniques and methods, to inform responsive, evidence-based decision-making to improve performance





Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities. It is structured as a Lecture/Workshop methodology that provides an overview of the core knowledge required, and a guide to further reading and application of that knowledge, including the use of relevant quantitative techniques and associated computer software to inform responsive, evidence-based decision-making. Workshop sessions provide an opportunity for the investigation of relevant business problems and practical applications, including lecturer-designed exercises and discussion questions.

Self-directed learning plays an important role in this course.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Blackboard. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Blackboard.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT Library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment


Assessment Task

Weighting (%)

Linked CLOs

Assessment Task 1


1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2


3, 4

Final Examination