INMT5526 Business Intelligence

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit enables students to understand and apply flexible computer-based systems that learn to solve problems—genetic algorithm, fuzzy logic and neural networks. This is in a business management and planning environment. Hybrid methods and the relatively new swarm intelligence models are also introduced.
Students are able to (1) describe a range of advanced technologies appropriate for business intelligence; (2) develop a hands-on capacity to apply BI methods; (3) assess the potential to apply BI techniques in business and administrative contexts; (4) compare various BI technology approaches to solving business problems; and (5) interpret the output of BI techniques in a business context.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) applications
; (2) reading report; and (3) project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Peter Goldschmidt
Unit rules
For Master of Business Analytics students: BUSN5101 Programming for Business
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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