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Data, Metrics, Reporting and Analytics (MBS603)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description In this Unit, students are introduced to common human resource (HR) data, metrics and analytics that guide decision making in order to support strategic organisational goals. In particular, the Unit discusses how to measure efficiency, effectiveness, and business outcomes of HR management processes, how to use descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics skills to examine and report HR data and metrics, and how to use HR data, metrics, and analytics to make meaningful HR policy recommendations to an organization.
Unit Learning Outcomes ULO1 - Describe how an organisation works as a system of inter-related functions/departments;
ULO2 - Determine what data are required for an organisation to function effectively and efficiently;
ULO3 - Identify and formulate the most suitable metrics and analysis techniques for decision-making in a variety of areas
ULO4 - Apply the appropriate analysis in a variety of datasets;
ULO5 - Develop the appropriate visualisation and narrative for results of data analysis;
ULO6 - Discuss topics in business analytics through social learning
Timetabled Learning Activities This Unit is planned for 24 contact hours, which could be delivered in 12 online workshops of 2 hours duration each.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Assessment See assessment items below
Prerequisites Nil
Notes The Unit will use MS Excel to demonstrate basic metrics and charts. Good working knowledge of Excel would be very useful.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics (GradCertBusAnalyt) [New in 2019]
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management (GradCertHRM)
Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (GradDipHRM)
Master of Business Administration (MBA) [New in 2016]
Master of Business Administration + Master of Human Resources Management (MBA)+(MHRM) [New in 2019]
Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL) [New in 2016]
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) (MPA(Adv))
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Kenneth Yap
Lecturer in Marketing

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2868
e: kenneth.yap@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.024 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

Ms Carole Brady

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2889
e: C.Brady@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.027 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Kenneth Yap
Lecturer in Marketing

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2868
e: kenneth.yap@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.024 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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