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INFO424 Adaptive Business Intelligence

The techniques of data science used to produce predictive and adaptive decision support techniques with particular emphasis on prediction, optimisation and search methods.

All businesses make decisions based on an understanding of their historical, current and predicted environments. Adaptive Business Intelligence introduces methods for supporting robust decision making in a business context, leading to graduates with the confidence to visualise, understand and predict relevant aspects of a business process. Given the future of improving business processes is to understand what has happened and what will happen, INFO 424 delivers some fundamental skills that all business graduates need.

Paper title Adaptive Business Intelligence
Paper code INFO424
Subject Information Science
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,409.28
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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BSNS 102 or STAT 110
INFO 304, INFO 324
Limited to
MA, MBus, MCom, MSc, MAppSc, MBusDataSc, BA(Hons), BAppSc(Hons), BCom(Hons), BSc(Hons), PGDipAppSc , PGDipArts, PGDipCom, PGDipSci, PGCertAppSc
Teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer: Associate Professor Peter Whigham
Paper Structure
The paper covers three main themes:
  • Visualisation of data
  • Model building for prediction and analyses
  • Business applications

"An Introduction to Statistical Learning", by G.James, D. Witten, T. Hastie & R. Tibshirani. This textbook is available online through the library.

Course outline
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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will:

  • Have the ability to identify the activities of prediction, optimisation and adaption that exist within a decision-making context
  • Be confident in applying methods to understand and critically assess these activities
  • Have the technical skills to handle data processing, visualisation, modelling and interpretation

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Semester 1

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

Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 11:00-12:50 9-14, 16, 18-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-14, 16-22
Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-14, 16, 18-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 9-14, 16-22