Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ISM7406
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Approved by SCNS
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: for DBA. Needs proposed number. Emailed 2/12/14; 5/9/14. To Chair. Appd 5/19/14. to USF 5/20/14; to SCNS 5/28/14. Nmbr 7405 approved as 7406. Effective 11/1/14
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 4908 2014-01-29 Department College Budget Account Number Information Systems and Decision Sciences BA 142600 Contact Person Phone T. Grandon Gill 46755 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title ISM 7406 Business Analytics Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? Y Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? N If repeatable, how many times? 3 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Business Analytics Course Online? Percentage Online O - Online (100% online) 30
A research course for executives that presents an overview of data analytics techniques as well as examples of analytics research in business. A variety of analytics technique including structured data, unstructured data and big data will be discussed.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?
The course is offered as part of a cohort-based program, with demand being based solely on cohort size.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
Doctorate in Business or an equivalent degree.
- Other Course Information
The course will provide students with: (1) exposure to current techniques in analytics (2) research examples of using analytics in business (3) situations where the new set of analytics techniques can be beneficial and (4) critical thinking required to understand the power and limitations of analytics.
B. Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course students should be able to (1)
describe and apply various techniques for data analytics (2)
describe in detail different kinds of research examples in
business analytics (3) design research that employs analytics to
solve important business problems.
C. Major Topics
Course topics will include (1) overview of analytics and business intelligence (2) examples of business analytics (3) analytics techniques for structured data (4) analytics techniques for unstructured data (5) big data and its applications (6) research examples of analytics
A specific textbook will not be used in the course.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
Students will be provided chapters and readings from
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
Grading in the course will normally be based upon student
preparation and class participation.
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
Reading assignments, projects, graded class participation and any additional activities deemed appropriate by the instructor.
H. Attendance Policy
Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,
Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)
In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.
I. Policy on Make-up Work
The Executive Doctoral Committee establishes procedures for incomplete or failed courses for each cohort.
J. Program This Course Supports
Executive Doctorate in Business
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