Information Technology & Business Intelligence

    Course details

    • Code: COMP.8002
    • Fee: $856*
    • Level: 8
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Computing
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class60 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

Students will explore the fundamentals of business intelligence techniques and provide understanding of major issues and applications in business intelligence (BI) and data mining (DM) for optimisation of business performance. Students will relate key issues, tasks and roles in an information technology (IT) environment to business outcomes. Using a problem-solving approach, students will identify the IT needs of a business and evaluate the role of cloud computing in business intelligence and data mining.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. examine the nature and role of business intelligence in contributing to the delivery of business value and competitive advantage in modern organisations;
  2. evaluate key issues, tasks and roles in an information technology environment in relation to business outcomes and apply a problem-solving approach to identifying the information technology needs of a business;
  3. critically analyse the use of cloud computing in business intelligence applications;
  4. relate the concepts of data warehousing and online analytical processing (OLAP) to different organisational contexts;
  5. analyse and critically evaluate the importance of data modelling, star schema, normalisation issues of data warehousing and data mining; and
  6. determine and present the use of information technology for gaining business intelligence.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

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