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NBS8642 : Business Analytics Group Project

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Davit Marikyan
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


The aim of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to work as a team on a business analytics projects in which they apply their domain knowledge and analytics skills with regards to data collection, management, analysis, and visualisation. Where possible these projects will involve real organisation (for instance commercial, not-for-profit or public sector etc), giving students the chance to apply their skills in a real business environment. Projects may also have a research focus. Finally students will be also be given the opportunity to propose projects, after consultation with the module leader.

Outline Of Syllabus

Potential business analytics projects will be provided to students, among which they will have the opportunity to select the one they are most interested in. These projects will aim to involve real organizations, offering students the chance to apply their skills in a genuine business environment. Additionally, students will be encouraged to propose their own projects, following consultation with the module leader.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion121:3021:30N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture42:008:00Consultancy project and milestone stage meetings
Guided Independent StudyProject work140:0040:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery52:0010:00Regular project progress reviews
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study120:3020:30N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures sessions will provide students will cover the fundamental of the role that consultants play when working on business analytics problems. They will act as milestone touch points for key project stages (initiation, mid-point and delivery). The scheduled online activities will be offer regular support to students working on their business analytics projects.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M75Group coursework: 2000-word report and projects deliverables. Project deliverables will depend on the nature of the project undertaken. Projects will be undertaken in groups.
Oral Presentation2M25Group presentation - 20 minutes
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Report2MGroup Coursework: Students will have the opportunity to liaise with the module leader and the project sponsor about any queries they have about the project and receive formative feedback on the report and deliverables.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Each group is expected to work on project report that covers the business analytics and project management aspect of the project. Depending on the project deliverables will be agreed with the students at the project initiation stage. All project teams will undertake a presentation to the project owners.

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