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IB98D - Advanced Data Analysis

  • Module code: IB98D
  • Module name: Advanced Data Analysis
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module provides an opportunity to pursue a more advanced area of analytics (building on the core module in Business Statistics in the first part of the MSc MSOR and MSc Business Analytics & Consulting). Today organisations and businesses collect and store information in data warehouses, and such information is available to be ‘mined’ for improved management decision making. Some of that information can be analysed with simple statistics, but much of it requires more complex, multivariate statistical techniques. The module thus focuses on the use of a range of applied multivariate data analysis techniques to convert information into knowledge.

Principal learning outcomes

Subject Knowledge and Understanding: Develop a comprehensive understanding of the different categories of multivariate modelling, and how they are inter-related.Cognitive Skills: Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the relevant issues and measures available to aid selection of the most suitable models. Key/Subject Specific/Professional Skills: Apply several multivariate statistical models to real data sets, conducting a range of analyses using appropriate software; Produce reports investigating real data sets and be able to report on the findings from a piece of modelling and analysis in practical terms.

Timetabled teaching activities

Total contact hours: 24 hours. Lectures: 24 hours. Module duration (weeks, if applicable): 4 days x 6 hours per day weeks.Other (please describe):e.g. distance-learning, intensive weekend teaching: 2- 2 day block.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: IB98D-15)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Group Project (2000 words) 25%
  2 hour examination (April) 75%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Business Analytics and Consulting (N1N2) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Analytics and Consulting (N1N2) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Analytics (N1N3) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Analytics (N1N3) - Year 2