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IB820 - Modelling and Analysis for Management

  • Module code: IB820
  • Module name: Modelling and Analysis for Management
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module is designed to introduce you to the ideas of modelling and to the relevance of modelling for management. The emphasis is upon you being a critical consumer of quantitative information and quantitative modelling. It is not intended that the module will turn you into an experienced modeller but that it will teach you to understand the importance of, and benefits to be gained from, modelling for management. It is also intended that you should be able to have sensible and meaningful conversations with specialists who are experienced modellers. Furthermore, it is intended that you should be able to ask relevant and pertinent questions of such specialists and comprehend their replies. Therefore the module is concerned with the context and process of modelling rather than with the technicalities underlying specific modelling approaches. To become a critical consumer of modelling it is necessary to consider some of the modelling approaches in some detail. Therefore the module considers a variety of approaches that are commonly used in a business and management environment. However, it is not intended that the focus will be solely on the mechanics of those approaches but upon the interpretations to be placed upon the output of the models and upon the usefulness of such output to management. As a further guide to the situations where such models may be used, and how they may be employed, the module considers a number of case studies based on applying the techniques in actual business situations.

Principal learning outcomes

Subject Knowledge and Understanding: Understand the relevance and benefits of modelling for management within a Global Energy context; Understand the context and process of modelling and to a limited extent the technicalities underlying specific modelling approaches. Cognitive Skills: Critically evaluate quantitative information, statistical analysis and quantitative modelling, and have sensible and meaningful conversations with specialist practitioners.Subject Specific/Professional Skills: Appreciate the importance of problem structuring and conceptual modelling within the practice of modelling; Appreciate craft consulting skills relevant to project work using quantitative modelling; Appreciate effective strategies for the procurement of modelling services.Key Skills; Use Microsoft Excel for quantitative modelling and appreciate the relevance of other specialist software.

Timetabled teaching activities

"Total contact hours: 7.5 hours; Module duration (weeks, if applicable): 6 or 12 months Other (please describe):e.g. distance-learning, intensive weekend teaching: Blended learning plus 1 day intensive face-to-face teaching. "

Departmental link

https://my.wbs.ac.uk

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: IB820-10)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 70%
Assessed Course Work 30%
Assessed Course Work 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%
Examination - December 100%
Examination - December 100%
Resit December 2012 DLMBA 100%
Resit December 2012 DLMBA 100%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
Resit December 2013 DLMBA 25%
Resit December 2014 DLMBA 25%
Resit December 2015 DLMBA 25%
Resit December 2016 DLMBA 25%
Resit December 2013 DLMBA 25%
Resit December 2014 DLMBA 25%
Resit December 2015 DLMBA 25%
Resit December 2016 DLMBA 25%
Resit June 2014 DL MBA 100%
Resit June 2014 DL MBA 100%
Resit June 2015 DL MBA 100%
Resit June 2015 DL MBA 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (IBM) (N1PM) - Year 10
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (IBM) (N1PM) - Year 11
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (IBM) (N1PM) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (IBM) (N1PM) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (IBM) (N1PM) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (IBM) (N1PM) - Year 5
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (IBM) (N1PM) - Year 6
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (IBM) (N1PM) - Year 7
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (IBM) (N1PM) - Year 8
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (IBM) (N1PM) - Year 9
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (for the Global Energy Industry) (N1PN) - Year 10
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (for the Global Energy Industry) (N1PN) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (for the Global Energy Industry) (N1PN) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (for the Global Energy Industry) (N1PN) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (for the Global Energy Industry) (N1PN) - Year 5
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (for the Global Energy Industry) (N1PN) - Year 6
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (for the Global Energy Industry) (N1PN) - Year 7
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (for the Global Energy Industry) (N1PN) - Year 8
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (for the Global Energy Industry) (N1PN) - Year 9
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (Distance Learning) (N1PR) - Year 6
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (Distance Learning) (N1P4) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (Distance Learning) (N1P4) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (Distance Learning) (N1P4) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (Distance Learning) (N1P4) - Year 5
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (Distance Learning) (N1P4) - Year 6
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (Distance Learning) (N1P4) - Year 7
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (Distance Learning) (N1P4) - Year 8
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (Distance Learning) (N1PR) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (Distance Learning) (N1PR) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (Distance Learning) (N1PR) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (Distance Learning) (N1PR) - Year 5
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (Distance Learning) (N1PW) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (Distance Learning) (N1PW) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (Distance Learning) (N1PW) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (Distance Learning) (N1PW) - Year 5
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (Distance Learning) (N1PW) - Year 6