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Undergraduate | LTU-BUS1001 | 2024

Data Analytics Concepts

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Get up to speed with basic data analysis using SQL and Excel. You’ll delve into the data analytics concepts and processes used in business today. Find, present, and explain data trends. Solve complex business problems.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Start dates
29 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks

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Data Analytics Concepts

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Use SQL proficiently to retrieve data from a database
    2. Apply common statistical functions and hypothesis testing techniques on business data
    3. Explain data trends using appropriate data visualisations created from a spreadsheet tool
    4. Use a spreadsheet tool to solve forecasting problems and address complex business challenges through data analytics

Entry requirements


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed BUS2DAC (Data Analytics Concepts) or BUS1ABX (Analyzing Business Data) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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