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BUSS5221: Creative and Analytic Mindset

2024 unit information

The 'creative' half of this unit gives students the tools and confidence to come up with something new; to be able to look at a problem in a new way and find innovative solutions and novel alternatives. Students do this at both an individual and team level as well as recognize how organisations can be more creative. The 'analytic' component of this unit is concerned with getting students to be more comfortable with numbers and ways to analyse data. The unit focuses on the application of analytic methods and thinking, rather than theoretical concepts of statistics and mathematics. Although students are introduced to the basic concepts of statistical testing in a very applied way, the focus is on understanding an analytical mindset to critically appreciate the assumptions and limitations of data and analysis techniques.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Business School

Code BUSS5221
Academic unit Business School
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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BUSS5220
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Use critical and creative thinking to reframe business problems and apply analytical insights to identify different solutions
  • LO2. Analyse enablers and barriers to individual and team creativity in innovative companies
  • LO3. Experiment with different tools and techniques to stimulate creative thinking in problem-solving
  • LO4. Evaluate, discriminate and utilize different types and sources of data, appreciating the differences in discipline perspectives

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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Important enrolment information

Additional advice

This unit is seen as connecting with and complementary to the Responsible and Business Mindset Unit both of which are compulsory for all MCom students.