BAP206 - Introduction to Analytics and Big Data

Outline info
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Subject Title
Introduction to Analytics and Big Data

Subject Description
Examine the organizational goals and value provided by analytics and big data systems and processes.  Students will learn the terminiology and operating principles of these powerful technologies, as well as the planning aspects to implement them.

Credit Status
BAP206 is a half-credit course

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Recognise the data and information attributes requiring big data solution elements.
  2. Describe the purpose and value of using analytics systems to achieve organizational goals.
  3. Define the various terms currently applicable to the problem and solution areas addressed by analytics and big data technology.
  4. Analyze the goals and roles of the various stakeholders in an analytics project.
  5. Determine the key tasks and components required for an analytics project.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
None

Topic Outline

  1. Analytics:  What Is It?
  2. Applies Analytics and Its Multiple Uses
  3. Dealing with Data
  4. Pulling It All Together

Mode of Instruction
In-Class
A combination of teaching methods will be utilized which may include lectures, case studies, discussions, group and individual work.

Online
This course is delivered online.  This may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor and online activities.

Prescribed Texts
None

Reference Material
Recommended Text for in-class delivery:
Title:             Win with Advanced Business Analytics: Creating Business Value from Your Data
Publisher:     Wiley and SAS Business Series,
Edition:          2012
Authors:       Jean-Paul Isson, Jesse Harriott,
ISBN:            9781118370605

Required Supplies
None

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
Assignments are due on the dates specified. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor prior to the assignment due date so that an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments may be subject to a penalty of up to 10% per week and will not generally be accepted beyond two weeks from the due date.
 
In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail. Please ensure that all assignments and reports are properly documented.
 
Students are referred to the following website for Seneca College Library style guides, Academic Honesty Policy and Copyright guidelines:  http:/senecacollege.ca/library
 
Dates for evaluations are specified in the weekly schedule addendum to this outline. The evaluation process may include, but is not limited to, tests, exams, assignments or presentations. Any absences or missed submissions due to medical or other reasons must be supported by medical or other appropriate documentation within one (1) week of the due date. The faculty and program area must be notified immediately in the event of a missed evaluation. Upon acceptance of the documentation, the weighting of the missed deliverable will normally be applied to the final exam.
 
English Competency
The ability to communicate effectively is essential for success in business. Therefore, you must demonstrate English competency in this course in both oral and written work. Ensure your written work includes correct sentence structure, spelling and punctuation. Always spell check, edit and proofread your work.
 
Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

In-Class Delivery

Discussions 10%
Group assignment, research, analysis and presentation 35%
Individual assignments 15%
Mid-term examination 25%
Final examination 15%


 Online Delivery:
Exercises (2 x 5%) 10%
Group assignments (1x15%) and (1x20%) 35%
Individual assignments 15%
Quizzes 25%
Final online exam 15%
 
 * Online:  All the academic policies of the College at which you registered apply. This includes, but is not limited to policies related to grading, supplemental exams, deferred exams and accommodations.

Please retain this subject outline document for future educational and/or employment use.

Program Manager:
Emiliano Introcaso

Approved by: Chair - Business Studies Danielle Mercier