DISRUPTION IN BUSINESS

BUS1DIB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Traditional business models are being disrupted by numerous factors. Chief among them are new technologies that change how businesses operate. One commonality observed among these disruptive trends is the role of data. Data has become a highly valued business asset, forming a strong foundation to high quality decision processes. This subject will introduce you to the role of data in disrupting traditional business operations and formulating business strategy. You will gain an appreciation of how data can be turned into business insights through a process called analytics, using examples across a range of business problems. On completion of this subject, you will appreciate the pivotal role that data and analytics play in various strategic initiatives within organisations, and the strategies that link analytics to business performance while balancing issues such as ethical and data governance.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesEnquiry based learning classroom activities, discussions, essay writing, experiential exercises, simulations, peer feedback activities and case studies.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain the role of data and analytics in disrupting traditional business models.
02. Understand the value of analytics from various case examples across key business functions and industries.
03. Recognise the importance of data ethics and governance to business success and longevity.
04. Discuss how business performance management can be linked to any data strategy and data analytics initiatives.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1-3 hours of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Self-reflection report on the role of analytics in business (1,000-words). Individual Assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Report presenting a creative and realistic disruption idea for a product / service / function (1500 words). Individual Assignment

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2,000-word report proposing a solution to disruption to a traditional business Individual Assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Carlton (Carlton College Sport), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1-3 hours of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Self-reflection report on the role of analytics in business (1,000-words). Individual Assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Report presenting a creative and realistic disruption idea for a product / service / function (1500 words). Individual Assignment

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2,000-word report proposing a solution to disruption to a traditional business Individual Assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1-3 hours of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Self-reflection report on the role of analytics in business (1,000-words). Individual Assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Report presenting a creative and realistic disruption idea for a product / service / function (1500 words). Individual Assignment

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2,000-word report proposing a solution to disruption to a traditional business Individual Assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4