Course Title: Technologies for Advanced Business Decision Making

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Technologies for Advanced Business Decision Making

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Dr Kam Ha Lui

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99256294

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: City campus

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment by email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study: BUSM2567 Business Decision Making 

Course Description

This multidisciplinary course builds on your knowledge of business decision making and enables you to explore and understand how data can be harnessed to inform sustainable and ethical managerial decisions that create business value and competitiveness to any company. In this course you will learn how to utilise data and associated analytical tools, techniques, and models to assist managers to meet the organisation’s responsibilities to a range of stakeholders. This course offers you the opportunity to apply and interpret analytical techniques, models, and tools to successfully make justified recommendations that could help improve or better support an organisation’s sustainability objectives.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

CLO1: Identify and define problems in an organisational context in conjunction with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

CLO2: Identify and evaluate critical business and sustainability metrics.

CLO3: Apply business analysis, analytical models, visualisation tools, and other business tools to support intelligent organisational decision-making.

CLO4: Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving, and be able to communicate effectively as a professional.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you are encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various learning activities comprising individual and group work. These may include assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers in set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through the RMIT Student Website. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study spaces. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases.

Computers and printers are available at every Library. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Contact: Ask the Library for assistance and information on Library resources and services: Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills. Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 20% Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 40% Linked CLOs: 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 40% Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4