In order for organisations to gain a competitive advantage, managers need to be able to analyse business data and convert the resulting insights into business decisions. This unit will provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand the organisational decision processes. This involves the understanding of business problems, the associated decisions, the sources of data and how this data will be extracted transformed and analysed and the different analysis tools that support the decision making processes. Students will use a variety of technologies including ERP systems and Business Intelligence solutions to gain skills and professional insights into how information systems can optimally support diverse-sector organisations in the 21st century.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
There is no one suitable text that covers the content of this unit. The required readings will be a compilation of journal articles and industry reports. A current reading list will be provided at the commencement of the unit. Students are expected to be aware of current trends in the academic literature.
This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.