Data Management and Business Intelligence - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Part A - Individual (15-25%) , Assignment 2 - Part B - Individual (10-20%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 3,000.00
Domestic continuing 2,512.00
International 3,250.00
International continuing 2,762.00

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This unit provides an understanding of the development and management of data management systems in a dynamic business environment. It will not only introduce the fundamentals of data management, but will also discuss business intelligence (BI), a key support for better business decision-making. In doing so, the unit takes into account the business dimensions, imperatives and motivations that are associated with recent advances in technology and systems. The unit also has an eye to the future and specifically regarding business sustainability and the need to address a range of Green IT issues. On completing the unit, students should be able to use the knowledge gained in order to conduct their own research in this field and to evaluate proposals from vendors and IT consultants.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Effectively communicate the principles of knowledge management (KM) as well as the role and place of KM in data management and knowledge-intensive organisations.
  2. Explain the key theoretical and conceptual knowledge and frameworks of modern database management systems.
  3. Critically evaluate the concept of BI from both a technical and a personal/organisational perspective.
  4. Analyse the significant role of business intelligence in gaining business advantage.
  5. Apply the knowledge gained to facilitate in-depth analysis, questioning, advising and interpreting business practices.
  6. Apply critical and creative thinking skills to the effective use and presentation of literature in the context of specific problems.
  • Assignment 1 — Part A - Individual (15-25%)
  • Assignment 2 — Part B - Individual (10-20%)
  • Exercises — Group (10-20%)
  • Paper — Theory - Group (30-40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Knowledge management fundamentals
2Database systems and management
3Data governance, architecture and analysis
4Data security and quality management
5Data warehousing and business intelligence
6Practical issues in data management

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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