2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
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 replacesLUBS 5219M
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesThis 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.
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.
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.
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Problem Based Learning||8||1.00||8.00|
|Private study hours||112.00|
|Total Contact hours||38.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyThis could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackYour 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
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Online Time-Limited assessment||2 hr||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||100.00|
The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hours examination.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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