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Unit title & code
BSS041-3 Digital Business Management
Assignment number and title
1: Business Intelligence/Big Data report
Assessment type
Weighting of assessment
Size or length of assessment
1800 Word report
Unit learning outcomes
1. Demonstrate the following knowledge and understanding
• Understand concepts, theories and frameworks related to the management of e-business and be aware of a range of analytical techniques related to digital data in diverse business contexts.
2. Demonstrate the following skills and abilities
• Apply relevant theories and frameworks related to:a) employing specific information systems and e-business concepts to sustain an organisation’s competitive advantage, and b) analysing a website/e-commerce presence from various academic perspectives and providing recommendations for improvement.
What am I required to do in this assignment?
Assessment Task
You are required to write an individual report critically evaluating the importance Business Intelligence and the role it plays in the strategic management.
First, select a company of your choice to work on. And using the example of the selected company
1. Discuss the role Business Intelligence play in the selected organization to help in the decision-making process. Provide specific examples of decisions.
2. Discuss how the selected organisation can achieve competitive advantage using business intelligence. Provide relevant examples of scenarios and frameworks to critically analyze the competitive advantage.
Specific Instructions
• You are expected to do much background reading from textbooks and other academic journal articles as well as conduct adequately research evidence to support your review, synthesis and discussion.
• Reference style must follow Harvard Reference Systems, e.g. EJIS style (European Journal of Information Systems). The university library web site has “A guide to academic referencing” at
• The report should be word-processed, the length of your critique should be around 1800 words (± 10%). Please state the number of words using Word Count function at the end of your report.
• Do not include any elements that have been submitted or marked in previous submissions without correct referencing. To use chunks of work previously submitted is considered to be self-plagiarism.
General Instructions:
• This is an individual assessment.
• Each student must only submit an e-copy online using ONLY BREO’s link. Please follow the instructions provided in BREO’s “Assessment & Feedback” folder. Your work will NOT be assessed if you failed to submit a copy online before 10.00am on TBA, without approved Migitation.
• Note: Your e-copy submissions must contain the full report, i.e. front page, content, and references. And you must use full Harvard referencing.
• You will be marked as fail if you have missed the deadline for online submission.
• Your assignment will be scanned by a plagiarism detecting tool (turnitin). Any attempt of plagiarising your work will be detected and penalised.
• Your assignment must be a piece of personal and genuine work. If suspected with plagiarism, fabrication, impersonation, or any other forms of academic offence, a viva will be conducted prior to the disciplinary action.
• Any student, which fails to follow above specifications will NOT be assessed.
What do I need to do to pass? (Threshold Expectations from UIF)
In order to pass Assessment 1 you will need to:
• Show an adequate understanding of concepts related to Business Intelligence/Big Data and their role in creating a competitive advantage
• Present this in a manner that is at a satisfactory level of criticality and makes use of a least some academic publications
How do I produce high quality work that merits a good grade?
We will be filling this section in together in class onTBAmake sure you have downloaded/printed out the Assignment Brief and bring it to the session with you.
How does assignment relate to what we are doing in scheduled sessions?
Your assignment tests your application of learning in the Unit. In delivering the assessment you will undertake activities which are designed to develop your skills, which will provide relevant evidence for your assignment submission. You apply your knowledge and learning in writing a formal business report. The learning in your lectures and seminar activity all inform your preparation for writing the assignment.

How will my assignment be marked?
Your assignment will be marked according to the threshold expectations and the criteria on the following page.
You can use them to evaluate your own work and consider your grade before you submit.
3rd Class – 40-49%
Lower 2nd – 50-59%
Upper 2nd – 60-69%
1st Class – 70%+
Understanding of importance of business Intelligence/Big Data for creating a competitive advantage
(50%) Show an understanding of concepts related to Business Intelligence/Big Data and their role in creating a competitive advantage by exploring the resources provided in the UIF A good answer, clearly demonstrating a good understanding of the relationship between BI/BD and an organisation’s success. A commendable answer shows a commendable level and breadth of understanding of a range of key relevant aspects. An excellent answer, demonstrating a comprehensive consideration of issues. Excellent understanding of a wide range of aspects.
Discussion of case study
(20%) Show an understanding of case study with some discussion on section 2 An adequate discussion of the case study. Discussion supports section 2 well. A commendable discussion of the case study. Case study is well chosen and appropriate. Discussion supports section 2 very well. An excellent discussion of the case study. Choice of case study very appropriate. Excellent link between section 2 and case study discussion.
Presentation, use of theory and referencing
(30%) Produce a report with headings and formal format and evidence critical reasoning using Harvard Style of Referencing Well argued, coherent and quite balanced presentation of your argument. Good number of appropriate references and reference list with some mistakes. Shows a good amount of criticality when discussing these issues. Very good range of references and few mistakes in the reference list. Excellent level of criticality, extremely well presented and well argued. Very good use of case study. Excellent range and choice of relevant references, as well as virtually error-free reference list.