- Code INFS8210
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Management
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Information Systems
- Areas of interest Business Information Systems
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Alex Richardson
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2022
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This course is accessible to both on campus and remote students. See the Class Summary for further information.
This course builds on the material introduced in introductory Business Information Systems courses by covering how business analytics and business intelligence can be used for improved business decision-making. Contemporary forms of analytics such as visual, text, sentiment, web, and social are covered in the course, as well as established technologies like decision support, knowledge management, collaborative and expert systems.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify the business problems that require decision-making support from business analytics;
- Establish the best search strategy to acquire evidence relevant to the business problem;
- Establish the business analytics method relevant to the business process and the reliability and validity of evidence;
- Summarise the relevant evidence in view of finding analytics solutions to business questions;
- Recognise social and ethical implications of analytics solutions to the business problem;
- Design optimal analytics processes to increase the likelihood of favourable business decision-making outcomes; and
- Reflect on feedback to adjust solutions.
- Typical assessments may include, but is not restricted to: in-class exercises, written and oral assignments, quizzes, examinations, group project tasks, oral presentation, and other assessment deemed appropriate to show attainment of the learning outcomes set for the course. Further details will be made available via the Class Summary. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
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Students taking this course are expected to commit 130 hours to completing the work. For semester length offerings this will typically include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (excluding non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.
Where this course is offered in intensive delivery mode as a continuous block over a shorter period of time, the expected total time commitment for this course will be 130 hours.
This course has no inherent requirements.
Information about the prescribed textbook (if any) will be made available via the Class Summary.
Students attempting this course are assumed to have done an introductory information systems course or possess basic background knowledge of information systems.
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