Module Title  LC Analytical Techniques for Business 
School  Birmingham Business School 
Department  Birmingham Business School 
Module Code  07 26362 
Module Lead  Rob Fleming 
Level  Certificate Level 
Credits  20 
Semester  Full Term 
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Corequisites 

Restrictions  A basic module, requiring GCSE higher level maths, or less than Grade C in A/AS level maths. 
Contact Hours 
Guided independent study125 hours
Practical Classes and workshops8 hours
Tutorial1 hours
Seminar22 hours
Lecture44 hours
Total: 200 hours

Exclusions  
Description  The role of this module is to develop skills that students will require elsewhere on the programme and in business. The module consists of the following:
Semester 1 is designed provide a solid mathematical foundation. It includes numeracy, algebra, exponents, linear equations, polynomial functions, differential calculus; slope, and maxima and minima, functions of more than one variable, exponential functions, and financial mathematics.
Semester 2 is an introduction to Statistics: Descriptive statistics and frequency distributions. Discrete probability distributions; Continuous distributions: the Normal and exponential distribution. Interval estimation. Simple hypothesis testing. Correlation and simple regression.
Also included is the use of relevant Excel functions and routines. 
Learning Outcomes  By the end of the module students should be able to: Calculate percentages and ratios;
 Solve exponent problems in financial mathematics;
 Differentiate functions and find maxima and minima;
 Solve problems with linear equations and inequalities;
 Calculate and comment upon summarising statistics and plot appropriate graphs and charts;
 Use and interpret discrete and continuous probability distributions;
 Apply the basic principles of hypothesis testing;
 Carry out simple correlation and regression analysis.

Assessment 
2636201 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled)  Written Unseen (60%)
2636202 : Multiple Choice Test : Class Test (15%)
2636203 : Excel Data Test : Class Test (25%)

Assessment Methods & Exceptions  Assessments: 2 hour exam (60%), Coursework (1) Multiple Choice test (15%), Coursework (2) Excel data summary task in semester 2 (25%)
Reassessed by a 2 hour written exam (100%).

Other  Duplicate version of this module delivered in Dubai: 07 30474 
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