BUS1014 : Quantitative Methods for International Business Management
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Wubiao Zhou
- Lecturer: Mr Les Tickner
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
• To introduce the students to the quantitative techniques necessary for decision making in an international business context.
• To enable students to present data in an appropriate format.
• To introduce students to the concept of uncertainty.
Outline Of Syllabus
• Descriptive statistics: Univariate and bivariate analysis, graphical methods and computational tools.
• Sampling design
• Probability: Probability foundations, Probability distributions (discrete and continuous)
• Inferential statistics: Confidence intervals; Hypothesis testing; Goodness of fit tests; Regression; Forecasting
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||PC Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||30:00||30:00||Written Assignments|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||1:00||1:00||Revision Lecture|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||18:00||18:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||30:00||30:00||CBAs|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||18||1:00||18:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||9||1:00||9:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||9||1:00||9:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||2||4:00||8:00||Assignment and CBA Review|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||75:00||75:00||Studying, practising and gaining understanding of course material|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures are used for the delivery of theory and explanation of methods, illustrated with examples, and for giving general feedback on marked work. Tutorials are used to help develop the students’ abilities at applying the theory to solving problems, to identify and resolve specific queries raised by students and to allow students to receive individual feedback on marked work. Office hours provide an opportunity for more direct contact between individual students and the lecturer.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Module Code||Module Title||Semester||Comment|
|LBU1014||Quantitative Methods for International Business Management||2||Paired with London module version for both semesters and resit|
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||20||In class written test|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The coursework consists of a problem solving exercise counting for approximately 20% and a computer based assessment counting for 20% in total. The problem solving exercise and CBA are designed to ensure the students are following the module and to give feedback on how well they are coping. The exam tests the student’s ability to apply the theory to relevant questions.