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MN50749: Databases and business intelligence

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 10      [equivalent to 20 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 200
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
This unit will teach you computerised methods of storing data and presenting graphical summaries. Students will gain an understanding of database reports and how they are used to present management information in business contexts.

Learning Outcomes:

* Design a database that will best fit the needs of a business in terms of both flexibility and efficiency [CILO:K1, K5]
* Use optimised queries to process data and derive managerial insights [CILO:I1]
* Visualise processed data in multiple dimensions to maximise its business value [CILO:I1]
* Use SQL and Business Intelligence software [CILO:P2]
* Present multi-dimensional data in tabular and graphical formats [CILO:P5].

See LO Section.

Topics covered include data storage in and information retrieval from databases, and Business Intelligence software (e.g. Tableu, SAS, and R).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN50749 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management


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