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MIS781 - Business Intelligence and Database

Year:

2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 5 October 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: William Yeoh
Trimester 3: William Yeoh
Previously:Business Intelligence
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:Nil
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 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour computer lab per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:11 x 2 hour class (recordings provided) plus 1 hour online seminar/workshop

Note:

* Students will be expected to complete some pre-reading in preparation for the unit (made available via CloudDeakin upon commencement of Trimester).

Content

With the ever-growing volume of data, it is now becoming more difficult for organisations to identify and take advantage of valuable business information. Contemporary Business Intelligence addresses this conundrum by delivering the right information to the right people at the right time and in the right form. Business Intelligence is widely used to support business decision-making, and to inform decision at the management, operation and planning levels of an organisation. This unit aims to provide an introduction to the business uses, applications and technologies of business intelligence for decision support. It will give students a broad overview of business intelligence and introduce current theories, techniques, frameworks, applications, architectures and technologies in business intelligence that supports decision-making process. It will also provide students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in using the industry-standard business intelligence system. On completion of this unit students should be able to: explain the importance of business intelligence for an organisation; describe the tools and techniques which are used in business intelligence; understand the major issues in implementing business intelligence; assess and propose suitable designs for development of business intelligence programs.

 

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

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Explain and apply the business intelligence (BI) lifecycle concept, multidimensionality concept and database concept

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Appraise and apply data warehousing architecture, technologies and development methodologies and database for business intelligence.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities; GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO3

Collaborate constructively in a team to use BI and database technologies for implementation of innovative BI solutions and better dissemination of information.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities; GLO7: Teamwork

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

Assessment

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

Assessment 1 - Report (Business)(Individual)

 

2000 words 30% Week 6
Assessment 2- Report (Research)(Group of 3) 2000 words 20% Week 10
Examination 2 hours 50% Exam period

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.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MIS781 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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