2014 Unit of Study

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Business Intelligence for Managers
UoS Code INFS3050
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1
Prerequisites None
Corequisites
Prohibitions
Assumed Knowledge INFS1000 or equivalent
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 3hr seminar per week
Assessment tutorial work (10%), midsession exam (30%), practical assignment (20%), and final exam (40%)
Description To gain or maintain their competitive edge, more than ever before, organisations need to rely on high-quality information to support decision making processes at all organizational levels. Business Intelligence (BI) is now being recognized as one of the top business priorities world-wide. While in the past, the term BI was used to describe a very broad range of software applications, the latest thinking in this field emphasises IS support for human intelligence, in the context of business decision making. In this unit you will learn how to model, integrate and analyse multidimensional data and will gain hands-on experience in using a commercial BI platform. These practical skills, combined with in-depth analytical skills will enable you to help any organization (regardless of its size and industry domain) to derive more intelligence from its data, improve its performance and ultimately, compete on analytics. Issues are explored from the business rather than the technology perspective. This unit does not require prior programming experience.
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