Business Intelligence

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

At the completion of this Business Intelligence unit from Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia students will be able to explain the nature and role of business information systems, intelligence and data mining and how these core concepts impact business and add a competitive advantage to modern organisations.

You will be taught to differentiate the concepts of business information management, business analytics, business performance management and measurement.

Through learning to evaluate the pros and cons of key data mining methods, you will be able choose appropriate business intelligence and data tools and techniques to implement effective business strategies.

These combined skills will equip you with the technological and intellectual knowledge required to solve real world business problems, and also the interpret results of reports and strategies.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this unit, you must have successfully completed one of the following units:

  • Business Statistics
  • Foundations of Statistics

Areas of study

In this Business Intelligence unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Course overview
  • Introduction to business information systems and business
  • Intelligence
  • Introduction to data mining
  • Business intelligence and business analytics
  • Web data mining
  • The business intelligence lifecycle
  • Business intelligence applications in industry
  • Data warehousing for business intelligence
  • Data warehousing for business intelligence II
  • Business performance management and analytics
  • Business performance management and analytics
  • Privacy, ethics and legal considerations
  • Data visualisation

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Accounting, University of South Australia

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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This unit will equip you with the skills and understanding of business information systems to make sound business decisions and strategies.

The data mining element in particular of this unit gives you a competitive edge by equipping you with the skills to show businesses how to use untapped customer and sales data, which is increasingly the key to modern business growth.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Business Intelligence from the University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. 

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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