Business Intelligence

Subject 306-622 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week (Semester 2).
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 306-490 Business and Information Technology, or equivalent, or with approval of the Program Director of the Master of Applied Commerce (Business Analysis and Systems).
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview: This subject examines the use of information technology for decision making. In particular, it focuses on business modelling, the business application of artificial neural networks, knowledge-based systems, data mining and OLAP (Online Analytical Processing Systems).
Assessment: A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (60%), assignments equivalent to not more than 3,000 words (30%) and class participation (10%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: To be advised.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills: On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Describe the properties and roles of a variety of quantitative and qualitative modelling methods that can assist with making business decisions;
  • Analyse the nature of problems that involve business decision making and propose solutions in terms of one or more modelling methods;
  • Synthesise normative models and intelligent decision aids;
  • Critically appraise the role of analytical models in the context of the wider business organisation.

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Apply abstract methods to specific business problems;
  • Analysis of information;
  • Problem solving;
  • Oral and written communication;
  • Using computer programs for the purpose of decision making;
  • Synthesising a solution to a problem;
  • Apply aspects of a complex software package to a specific task.
Related Course(s): Master of Applied Commerce (Business Analysis and Systems)
Master of Applied Commerce (Business Analysis and Systems)
Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Business and Information Technology

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