BUS211 Business Intelligence

Unit outline

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Enrolment modes: Year 3, Semester 1
Credit point(s): 12.5
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite: BUS103 Business Statistics
Typical study commitment: Students will on average spend 10 hours per week over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Scheduled learning activities: 4 timetabled hours per week, 6 personal study hours per week

Unit Description

This subject is designed to develop students’ knowledge of basic intelligence gathering and analysis, and their ability to consider key business decisions. Students will focus on providing timely and accurate information for decisions that increase profitability, improve market share and enhance customer service. Some business intelligence tools will also be introduced to the students.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

  On the successful completion of this units student will be able to:
ULO1 Understand the concepts and principles of Business Intelligence.
ULO2 Analyse which business intelligence technologies are suitable for current problems.
ULO3 Implement a business intelligence solution for a business problem.
ULO4 Develop a business intelligence roadmap for a given scenario.

Topics to be included

1. Demand for Business Intelligence
2. Artificial intelligence
3. Business, data and quality
4. Architectural framework
5. Business Intelligence dimensional modelling
6. Data integration design and development
7. Expert systems
8. Business Intelligence applications
9. Business Intelligence design and development
10. Advanced analytics: big data
11. Data shadow systems
12. People, process and politics


Assessment Description Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: Individual Assignment 20% 11
Assessment 2: Group Assignment 20% 12
Assessment 3: Final Exam 60% Final exam week

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