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MIS779 - Decision Analytics in Practice


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:Nil
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Bahadorreza Ofoghi
Trimester 2: Bardo Fraunholz
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in courses: M760, M761


Completion of 6 credit points of study at level 7 plus MIS771 and MIS772



Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3 hour class per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:11 x 3 hour classes (livestreamed with recordings provided)


This is a capstone project unit that will provide students with the opportunity to develop Business Analytics practice skills. The unit aims to provide students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience by working on an authentic large scale business problem from concept to solution under the guidance and direction of a specialised team of industry practitioners in Business Analytics.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Advanced understanding of the application of a broad range of analytics tools and techniques in the practice of business analytics.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Employ oral and written communication skills as well as teamwork strategies and skills to develop complex business analytics solutions within a team and convey findings to both specialists and non-specialists. 

GLO2: Communication

GLO7: Teamwork


Understanding of ethical implications of using data and analytics in business, government and the society, such as ability to employ ethical standards in data privacy.

GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 

Learning Portfolio 

(Individual and Group, group work no more than 50%) 

Equivalent to 6000 words


Information not yet available

A learning portfolio is comprised of a range of different assessment tasks (a minimum of three) that are based upon the Capstone experience undertaken. These will approximately equate to 6,000 words of assessment. Portfolios will include tasks that allow students to collect and evidence their learning which may include written reports and/or presentations. Specific tasks are outlined on Cloud Deakin. In an experience requiring team-based assessments, the team-based tasks will not constitute more than 50% of the overall assessment for the unit

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MIS779 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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