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Course 2017-2018 a.y.

20564 - BIG DATA FOR BUSINESS DECISIONS


CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT - GIO
Department of Accounting

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLMG (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - M (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - IM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - MM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - AFC (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - CLEFIN-FINANCE (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - CLELI (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - ACME (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - DES-ESS (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - EMIT (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - GIO (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07)
Course Director:
GABRIEL PEREIRA PUNDRICH

Classes: 31 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: GABRIEL PEREIRA PUNDRICH


Course Objectives
This subject addresses the rising importance of Big Data and its impact on accounting. It explores how Big Data is changing the way that management uses data to attain organizational goals, and how reporting elements are processed and assembled in this new setting using case studies.
In particular, the course deals with
  • Quality uncertainties from growing data outside the corporations.
  • Impact of big data on the speed up of accounting cycle.
  • Challenges in translating large and unstructured datasets in meaningful information about the activities in the corporation.
  • Fraud detection using Big Data.

Course Content Summary
  • Big Data and Financial Statement Analysis.
  • Big Data in Budget forecasting.
  • Fraud detection and auditing using Big Data.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
The assessment method for Big Data For Business Decisions consistS on a comprehensive exam consisting in multiple-choice and open-ended questions.
Additionally, students develop a collaborative group assignment, where a report and presentation on their project is delivered.

Textbooks
  • A. MAHESHWARI, Data Analytics Made Accessible, 2017 edition.
Last change 01/06/2017 16:45