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Fundamentals of Big Data and Analytics

This subject is available as a postgraduate-level MBA subject offered by the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS). Please click the button below to find a postgraduate course suitable for you.


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4 credit points

Subject Rationale:

Every modern business is directly and indirectly affected by big data. Therefore, managers must be equipped with the core knowledge and key skills to understand big data and how it is processed and translated into business value. Without such understanding, managers would not be able to devise competitive action and make strategic decisions required to survey and succeed in today’s data-driven business landscape.  

This subject is designed to empower students with the fundamentals of big data and analytics explaining what big data is and how it differs from non-big data. The subject also delves into systems, techniques, and technologies required to collect, process, and utilise big data. 

At the end of this subject, students will have acquired a set of unique skills and a core body of knowledge to understand and operate big data driven businesses.

Learning Outcomes:

a) Explore big data and critically evaluate its unique properties within business context.

b) Critically evaluate organisational requirements for adoption of big data management.

c) Examine and apply various technologies for processing big data.

d) Use various analytical techniques to process and analyse big data.

e) Design and develop practical business solutions utilising big data.

Assessment Information:

Learning outcomes for this subject are assessed using a range of assessment tasks as described in the table below.