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INFO501 Applied Project

An investigation of a business problem (real or simulated), backed by appropriate applied and academic literature.

This paper is designed in conjunction with the Master of Business Data Science and allows the student to independently develop and extend their skills in Data Science and Data Analytics. This may involve solving some data modelling concepts with an external agency or within a setting directed by an academic staff member.

Paper title Applied Project
Paper code INFO501
Subject Information Science
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (1 March 2018 - 28 February 2019)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,563.41
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,710.93

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Limited to
Limited to: MBusDataSc
Teaching staff
Dr Peter A. Whigham
"An Introduction to Statistical Learning", by G.James, D. Witten, T. Hastie & R. Tibshirani. This is available online through the Otago Library.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Plan and conduct an independent (applied) project that will be relevant and useful to the chosen business context
  • Apply critical thinking skills and interdisciplinary approaches to an in-depth analysis of the chosen business problem
  • Demonstrate problem-solving abilities in a multicultural global business environment
  • Work independently to produce a report with a high level of communication skills (verbal and written)
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    1st Non standard period (1 March 2018 - 28 February 2019)

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    L1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41