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marks if you fail to submit the assignment as per the required mode of submission.
Module Name: QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS (OUbs003125)
Lecturer’s Name: Ms Karishmaraye Gopaul
Date of Submission: 21 September 2019
Total Marks: 50 marks
Word limit: 1500-2000

Assignment question

Present the application of statistics with respect to a selected business situation

in Mauritius.

Students may collect primary or secondary data related to a selected organisation

for analysis.

The analysis of the data should be based on:

• Descriptive Statistics

• Correlation and Regression analysis

The data may be related to a specific operation in a company in Mauritius.

Example 1- Sales analysis (based on a company)

The variables can include:

Sales data aggregated based on the region, sales person or sales outlet.
Sales by product categories collected over a period of time.

Product vice or region vice advertising expenditure for a specific period, given

monthly or quarterly for a period of 4 to 5 years.

The data can be used to compare sales across regions, describe the variation of

sales and find the relationship between the sales and the advertising expenditure.

Example 2- Employee database (based on a company)

The variables may include:

Employee salary

Employee category

Experience in years

Educational qualifications of employee

This data can be used to comment on the distribution of salaries and the experience

of employees. The salaries can be compared across categories of employees. The

relationship between the salary and the experience can be analysed.

(50 MARKS)