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Area/Catalogue
INFS 3079

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
164144

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
Yes

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Duration
10 weeks

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Availability/Timetable(s)
Study Period 3
Study Period 6

Course aim

To introduce students to the development and exploitation of business analytics capabilities within an organisation, and to specifically develop skill in the application and use of business intelligence tools.

Course content

Business Analytics capabilities within an organisation: Data as an asset; data types and metrics; data-centric enterprise architecture, Business Intelligence; Data quality, security and governance; building organisational capability; application of data analytics to strategy and decision making; data-driven organisational culture.

Business Intelligence concepts: motivation for BI; BI lifecycle models and approaches; privacy, ethical and legal issues.

Applied BI and analytics: components of common BI system architectures; data integration and the extraction, transform, load (ETL) process; security issues; data warehouse modelling and implementation success factors; Market basket analysis, data mining and associative rule mining; modelling customer behaviour and predictions; cluster analysis and outlier detection; knowledge discovery.

Textbooks

Sharda, R, Delen, D, Turban, E 2018, Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Data Science: A Managerial Perspective, 4th edition, Pearson Higher Ed, USA

Prerequisites

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
MATH 2032 UO Statistics Using R
INFT 1022 UO Database Fundamentals

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 50% N/A
Assignment 3000 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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