Core Module Information
Module title: Business Intelligence and Reporting

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

Module code: INF10406
Module leader: Debbie Meharg
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics

Module title Databases Enterprise Systems
Examples of equivalent learning : Knowledge of data analysis and processing procedures within a DBMS contex

Description of module content:

The module aims to present 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, business reporting and dashboard design. It includes:
• Evaluation of the impact that Enterprise Information Systems can have within organisation business processes and the impact that they have on the efficiency and effectiveness of organisations and supply chains
• The role of performance dashboards in performance management and measurement in organisations
• Fundamentals of business intelligence, such as data warehousing and data mining
• The sourcing and extraction of data and the analysis and development of intelligence
• Understanding of current legislation on data privacy and ethical issues relevant to business intelligence in organisations

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 given data set using industry standard tools and techniques.
LO5: Evaluate and critique current legislation on data privacy and relevant ethical issues

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Debbie Meharg
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 21
Face To Face Demonstration 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 179
Total Study Hours202
Expected Total Study Hours for Module202

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 60 2,3,4 12 HOURS= 40, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1,3,4, 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

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