ANALYTICS IN PRACTICE

BUS5AP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

While most of the subjects in the Business Analytics suite focused on developing the students' technical skills, this subject is focused on developing the complementary non-technical skills necessary to undertake successful Analytical tasks. Specifically, the subject will address competencies such as Issue Identification, Problem Structuring, Data Gathering, Structured and Systematics Analysis, Developing Conclusions and Recommendations, Interviewing, Structuring Written Materials, Oral Communications, and Presentation Skills. Students will learn and experience these skills through one or more real-world projects scenarios thus, preparing them for the challenges of undertaking the capstone and Analytics placements towards the end of the course.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStuart Black

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BUS5PA and BUS5VA or subject to coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Business Forecasting Deal: Exposing Myths, Eliminating Bad Practices, Providing Practical SolutionsRecommendedMichael Gilliland, 2010Wiley US
ReadingsVisual Analytics for Management: Translational Science and Applications in PracticeRecommendedElliot Bendoly and# Sacha Clark, 2016Routledge

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate various business processes, methodologies and techniques, and stakeholder management techniques available for applying analytics in a business context and select appropriate responses.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Develop compelling propositions (proposals) through the use of advanced problem and data analysis capability.

Activities:
Lecture, workshops and assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Appraise ethical treatment of data considerations and create appropriate plans.

Activities:
Lecture, workshops and assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Appraise project management options and create appropriate project management artefacts.

Activities:
Lecture, workshops and assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

05. Write and role-play compelling work product that clearly articulate results to stakeholders.

Activities:
Lecture, workshops and assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2020, Semester 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size120

Enrolment information limited learning spaces Merit based quota. By order of application to the Subject Coordinator.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStuart Black

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Problem Identification and formulation of analytical tasks(2000 word equivalent)30 01, 02
Presentation of analytics information(2000 word equivalent)30 02, 03, 05
Data ethics and project management(750 word equivalent)10 03, 04
Report and presentation of analytics task to stakeholders(2000 word equivalent)30 02, 05

City Campus, 2020, Semester 1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size120

Enrolment information limited learning spaces Merit based quota. By order of application to the Subject Coordinator.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStuart Black

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Problem Identification and formulation of analytical tasks(2000 word equivalent)30 01, 02
Presentation of analytics information(2000 word equivalent)30 02, 03, 05
Data ethics and project management(750 word equivalent)10 03, 04
Report and presentation of analytics task to stakeholders(2000 word equivalent)30 02, 05