Module title: Business Intelligence and Reporting for Enterprises

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CSI11800
Module leader: Debbie Meharg
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics


2019/0, Trimester 2, ONLINE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Debbie Meharg
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module will be supported using online materials and discussion forums using a variety of communication technologies such as Moodle and Skype (LO 1-5). You will be encouraged to develop your learning through peer and tutor interaction through electronic communication.
Self-study readings, supported by online discussions forum hosted through the VLE, will develop skills as independent learners (LO 1-5). Formative feedback will be provided via online quizzes (LO 1-5). The lecture programme will be enhanced by material from guest speakers and will be made available online. The material for the lab-based practical sessions will be made available online with a support forum.

Formative Assessment:
There will also be a series of online quizzes that will give a formative check of progress and feedback on practical work can be provided through the online forum.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will include two pieces of coursework. The first coursework will take the form a formal business report and will assess LO1, LO2 and LO5.

The second piece of coursework will involve the creation of a Performance Dashboard, produced from a given large data set, using industry standard software tools and techniques. A presentation will be prepared to demonstrate the Dashboard and to analyse and evaluate the product. The second assessment will assess LO3 and LO4.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 12
Online Practical classes and workshops 12
Online Tutorial 15
Independent Learning Guided independent study 121
Independent Learning Guided independent study 40
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1,2,5 8 , WORDS= 3000
Project - Practical 50 3,4 14/15 HOURS= 38
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module presents a balanced approach to the subject area by addressing both the theory and practice of Business Intelligence and reporting in enterprise systems. The aim of this module is to develop a deep understanding of enterprise information systems and their role in business processes alongside practical skills in business intelligence reporting and dashboard design. It includes:

• Evaluation of the impact that Enterprise Information Systems can have within organisation business processes
• An assessment of the impact that they have on the efficiency and effectiveness of organisations and supply chains
• Fundamentals of business intelligence, such as data warehousing and data mining
• The role of performance dashboards in performance management and measurement in organisations
• The sourcing and extraction of data and the analysis and development of intelligence

The module will use a range of tools to give students an appreciation of the nature of large scale integrated information systems and to practice data analytical techniques.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically assess and explain the major objectives, success factors and significant elements of Enterprise Information Systems.
LO2: Explain and assess approaches to business process management analysis and design.
LO3: Critically compare, analyse and evaluate business intelligence and reporting technologies.
LO4: Construct a performance dashboard and business intelligence report from a give data set using industry standard tools and techniques.
LO5: Evaluate and critique current legislation on data privacy and relevant ethical issues

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