INFO70037
Business Problem Analysis and Data Modeling
Sheridan
 
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2021
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: INFO70281
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Data Science
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20210907_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This is a course offered through OntarioLearn. Access to the course materials will be through OntarioLearn.com and you will be sent an email with your login details.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Students learn the steps in the business analytics model cycle including transforming a business problem into an analytics problem, collecting and preparing data for analysis, building an analytic model and deployment. Students use software for data preparation and analysis. NOTE: For students who require this course for completion of the Data Science Board Certificate, please note that you can complete the equivalent course INFO70281 Business Problem Analysis and Modelling.

Program Context

 
Data Science Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This is a mandatory course in the Data Science Certificate.


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to apply the data modeling cycle to business applications.
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Construct a business problem statement suited to a data analytics solution
  2. Convert a business problem to an analytics problem
  3. Prepare data for analysis
  4. Select a model planning strategy
  5. Build an analytic model
  6. Deploy an analytic model
  7. Apply the modeling cycle to business problems

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Quizzes (2 x 5 %)10.0%
 Assignment 110.0%
 Assignment 210.0%
 Assignment 315.0%
 Assignment 410.0%
 Assignment 515.0%
 Assignment 615.0%
 Assignment 715.0%
Total100.0%



Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Quizzes (2 x 5 %)10.0%
 Assignment 110.0%
 Assignment 210.0%
 Assignment 315.0%
 Assignment 410.0%
 Assignment 515.0%
 Assignment 615.0%
 Assignment 715.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
TEST AND ASSIGNMENT PROTOCOL The following protocol applies to every course offered by the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies 1. Students are responsible for staying abreast of test dates and times, as well as due dates and any special instructions for submitting assignments and projects as supplied to the class by the instructor. 2. Students must write all tests at the specified date and time. Missed tests, in-class/online activities, assignments and presentations are awarded a mark of zero. The penalty for late submission of written assignments is a loss of 10% per day for up to five business days (excluding Sundays and statutory holidays), after which, a grade of zero is assigned. Business days include any day that the college is open for business, whether the student has scheduled classes that day or not. An extension or make-up opportunity may be approved by the instructor at his or her discretion.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


 

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar
Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Challenge Exam
    Notes:  
  • Portfolio
    Notes:  

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Print Instruction Mode Professor Applicable Student Group(s)
In-Class N/A Continuing and Professional Studies Students: On-Campus
Online N/A Continuing and Professional Studies Students: Online

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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