In recent years, there is an increasing use of data analytics to discover business issues and to drive business strategy throughout organisations. This has created a parallel rising demand for business graduates, who understand how to use data analytics, to solve business issues. This course provides students the practical experience on how to apply the analytics techniques and tools that they have learned in class to help companies solve real world challenges.
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COURSE GOALS & LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Through this course, students will be able to apply fundamentals of data and decision analytics in solving a real world problem including the formulation of the problem and developing a data driven approach to solve it.
SCOPE OF THE PRACTICUM
Students taking this course are required to form a team of three members. They will work closely with their industry sponsor to identify the business problem, to compile the necessary data, to transform the data into analytics data mart, to perform the analysis by using appropriate analytics techniques and tool(s) and to present their findings to the stakeholder of the project sponsor organisation. Last but not least, the students are required to document the lesson learned through working on the project in the form of practice research paper and present their paper in the Undergraduate Conference of Data Analytics.
Analytics Foundation (ANLY 104) is a mandatory pre-requisite. It is recommended to take the Practicum course after completing 2 to 3 other analytics electives in order to make the most of the Practicum course.