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LUBS5901M Quantitative Methods for International Business

15 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Murod Aliyev

Taught: 1 May to 31 July View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Module replaces

LUBS 5219M

This module is not approved as an Elective


This module examines how a wide range of statistical techniques and numerical tools can be applied to real-world business problems. Emphasis is placed on showing how managers and practitioners can effectively use such techniques to evaluate and enhance different aspects of organizational performance and formulate policies in the global economy.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Measure different aspects of organizational performance, and understand how it is influenced by factors such as international expansion and innovation.
- Employ a wide range of quantitative methods, critically evaluate their benefits and problems, and use such techniques in practice in order to solve business problems.
- Use SPSS/PASW to estimate and present descriptive statistics for both quantitative and qualitative data.
- Use regression analysis to evaluate the relationship between two (or more) variables.
- Carry out hypothesis testing and understand the strategic importance of the results.

Skills outcomes
Learn to select and apply the appropriate statistical techniques to solve certain problems while using statistical software and interpret the results.


Quantitative Methods and Statistics; Descriptive statistics and data presentation; measures of location and dispersion; the nature, properties and use of probability distributions; hypothesis testing; confidence intervals; correlation between variables; linear relationships; curvilinear relationships; s-shape relationships; time-series, cross-sectional and panel-data analysis; linear regression and forecasting; simple and multivariate regression; reverse causality; interaction effects and moderated regression analysis; logistic regression using dependent variables that are qualitative, SPSS.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Problem Based Learning81.008.00
Private study hours112.00
Total Contact hours38.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hours examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:41:53


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