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BU2006 - Business Modelling

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

Creating business intelligence requires an understanding of the business environment and an ability to capture, model and interpret the salient descriptors of that environment. This subject provides students with decision support theory and modelling skills that can be applied to develop models to support decision making and understand intelligence emerging from expanding organisational information resources. Students will be required to develop the knowledge and skills to be able to build useful and error free computer-based decision models for a number of business problems. This subject is compulsory for students wishing to satisfy professional accreditation requirements in the Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

Learning Outcomes

  • practical understanding of decision support system theory;
  • practical experience in developing computer-based models;
  • life-long learning skill development through reflective writing.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Prerequisites: BU1002 OR CO1101 OR BU1902
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CO2815 CO3105

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: Mr Ben Jacobsen
Lecturer: Ms Jodie Maxfield.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures - Lecture/Workshop
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (15%); (40%); assignments (45%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coord/Lect: Mr Ben Jacobsen.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures - Lecture/Workshop
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (15%); (40%); assignments (45%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 08-Dec-2011
Coordinator: Mr Ben Jacobsen
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures - Lecture/Workshop
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (15%); (40%); assignments (45%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 11-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Mr Ben Jacobsen
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures - Lecture/Workshop
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (15%); (40%); assignments (45%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.