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BDBA913 Governance and Data-Informed Decision Making

The principles of organisational governance and data-informed decision making, including collaborative governance, data governance and the importance of evidence-informed and ethical decision making.

This course will focus on exploring the interconnected nature of governance and decision making, specifically ethic, evidence based, data-informed decision making. It is specifically designed for non-technical senior leaders, decision-makers and governance professionals to help them engage with the principles of good governance as well as AI and using data responsibly to support their decision-making. This course will help develop a critical understanding of the role of governance and decision making to address dynamic changes in business environments. It will also introduce students to the value of data to help support effective governance and decision making to arrive at solutions that address complex organisational problems.

Paper title Governance and Data-Informed Decision Making
Paper code BDBA913
Subject Doctor of Business Administration
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (16 January 2023 - 10 March 2023) (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,442.12
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to

Limited to DBA


Teaching staff

Dr Duncan Connors


Readings will be available through Blackboard

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Global Perspective, Interdisciplinary Perspective, Critical Thinking,Ethics, Communication, Information Literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of your study of BDBA913 you are expected to be able to,

  • Apply different concepts from governance and effective use of data in their everyday activities.
  • Understand governance functions in the modern world especially in the context of Social Development Goals, when a strong collaboration among state, communities and business is required,
  • Understand how data could be used for analysis and to inform decision making.
  • Understand the value proposition of data informed decision making.
  • Identify various perspectives used in governance and decision making research.
  • Identify opportunities to close the gap between decision makers and technical experts.
  • Choose perspectives commensurate with own work and research objectives.
  • Appreciate the importance of the effective use of data in a range of situations within organisations.

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1st Non standard period (16 January 2023 - 10 March 2023)

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system

Block Teaching

Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 08:00-16:50 10
Thursday 08:00-16:50 10
Friday 08:00-16:50 10