# Modules

### LBU1014 : Quantitative Methods for International Business Management

• Offered for Year: 2018/19
• Module Leader(s): Dr Rekha Nicholson
• Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
• Teaching Location: London
##### Semesters
 Semester 1 Credit Value: 10 Semester 2 Credit Value: 10 ECTS Credits: 10.0

#### Aims

•       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

#### Teaching Methods

##### Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture181:0018:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00PC Exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Written Assignments
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00Revision Lecture
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion118:0018:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00CBAs
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical91:009:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching91:009:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study175:0075:00Studying, practising and gaining understanding of course material
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study24:008:00Assignment and CBA Review
Total200:00
##### 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.

#### Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

##### Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
PC Examination902A60N/A
##### Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
2Exam Paired with BUS1014 (Newcastle parent module) for both semesters and Resit
##### Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prob solv exercises1M20In class written test
Computer assessment2M20CBAs
##### 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.