MG461      Half Unit
Quantitative Analysis in Management

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Gregory Sorkin and Dr Heather Kappes


This course is compulsory on the MSc in Management. This course is available on the MPhil/ PhD in Employment Relations & Org Behaviour and MPhil/ PhD in Management. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

Analysis of Variance, Simple and multiple linear regression, including ideas of confounding and statistical control, the use of dummy variables, interactions and non-linear effects of explanatory variables, collinearity, diagnostics and model development. Introduction to logistic regression modelling. Introduction to Management Science modelling. Introduction to principal components analysis and factor analysis.


20 hours of lectures and 13 hours and 30 minutes of computer workshops in the MT.

Formative coursework

Weekly homework with formative assessment by Class Teachers

Indicative reading

Anderson, D.R., Sweeney, Williams, and Wisniewski (2009). An Introduction to Management Science: Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making. Agresti, A., & B. Finlay. (2009). Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences (Fourth Edition). Pearson.


Exam (85%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Project (15%, 500 words) in the MT.

The project is a 500-word data analysis project with a peer critique component.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2012/13: 121

Average class size 2012/13: 15

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Problem solving
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Specialist skills