Module Overview

Big Data Concepts

This module provides an introduction to the problem of “Big Data” and how it impacts business analytics and decision making at an organizational level. An overview of the tools and technologies involved is provided, as well as a critical analysis of the ethics and social implications of large-scale analytics, particularly where social networking, cloud computing and consumer information are concerned.

Module Code

DATA 2004

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Introduction to Big Data Analytics

Defining Advanced Analytics as a Discovery Mission Defining Big Data Via the Three Vs Defining Big Data Analytics

The State of Big Data Analytics

Big Data Analytics Adoption Benefits of Big Data Analytics Barriers to Big Data Analytics

Organizational Issues

Ownership and Control of Big Data Analytics Big Data Analytics Can Have a Departmental Focus Job Titles for Big Data Analytics

Best Practices in Big Data Analytics

Volume Growth of Analytic Big Data Managing Analytic Big Data Data Types for Big Data Refresh Rates for Analytic Data Replacing Analytics Platforms

Tools, Techniques, and Trends for Big Data Analytics

Potential Growth versus Commitment for Big Data Analytics Options Trends for Big Data Analytics Options Vendor Products for Big Data Analytics

The module will be delivered via a combination of lectures and practical sessions where case studies will be discussed.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination70
Other Assessment(s)30