Adaptive Business Intelligence

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Adaptive Business Intelligence

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Information Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BSNS 106 and 18 200-level INFO points and 18 further 200-level points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Explores the techniques used to produce predictive and adaptive decision support techniques in businesses. Particular emphasis is placed on prediction, optimisation and search methods and data scale/sampling issues.
    All businesses make decisions based on an understanding of their historical, current and predicted environments. Adaptive Business Intelligence introduces methods for supporting robust decision making in a business context, leading to graduates with the confidence to visualise, understand and predict relevant aspects of a business process. Given the future of improving business processes is to understand what has happened and what will happen, INFO 424 delivers some fundamental skills that all business graduates need.

    Course Structure
    The course covers three main themes:
    -Visualisation of data
    -Model building for prediction and analyses
    -Business applications

    Learning Outcomes
    -Ability to identify the activities of prediction, optimisation and adaption that exist within a decision-making context
    -Be confident in applying methods to understand and critically assess these activities

    All text books are available online via Blackboard. A number of text books are offered. The student is directed to particular chapters as required.

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