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MN50749: Databases and business intelligence

[Page last updated: 05 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: School of Management
Credits: 10 [equivalent to 20 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 200
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 75%, EX 25%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework 1 (CW 50%)
  • Coursework 2 (CW 25%)
  • Examination (EX 25%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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].

Skills: See LO Section.

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

Programme availability:

MN50749 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management


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