Foundations of Business Analysis

Course code GSBS6002
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


Intelligent business decisions rely upon timely and accurate analysis of information. This course introduces students to the concepts, knowledge and techniques required to identify business needs and solve business problems. Within the course, students develop the ability to collect data from stakeholders, and convert this data into actionable information that can assist in business decision-making. The skills developed throughout this course can be applied to new insights and understanding across all functional areas of business.


WebLearn GradSchool

  • Trimester 3 - 2015
  • Trimester 2 - 2015
  • Trimester 1 - 2015

Singapore Human Resources Inst

  • Block 6 - 2015

Sydney Elizabeth Street

  • Trimester 3 - 2015
  • Trimester 2 - 2015
  • Trimester 1 - 2015

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Trimester 3 - 2015
  • Trimester 2 - 2015
  • Trimester 1 - 2015

UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a developed understanding of the role of research in business decision making.

2. Identify issues within a business and determine an appropriate form of analysis to investigate

3. Collect primary data from stakeholders using a range of techniques.

4. Apply business analysis techniques to transform and evaluate data to solve complex business problems.

5. Report findings from data analysis in a clear and concise manner.


The content in this course includes:

  1. Introduction to analysis in a business context
  2. The business research process
  3. Measurement and scaling of variables
  4. Sampling techniques and procedures
  5. Using statistics to analyse business data
  6. Testing for differences between variables
  7. Testing for associations between variables
  8. Multivariate Statistical Analysis
  9. Communicating the results of business analysis.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Problem Solving and Questionnaire Design Questions

Formal Examination: Examination

Report: Report

Contact Hours

UoN Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Internal Mode and Flexible Delivery: 36 hours of lectures/workshops for the full trimester/block. Online: Online workshops and discussion forums as per course requirement for the full trimester.


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks