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QBUS5017: People Analytics in 4th Industrial Revolution

This unit of study introduces students to both the key issues concerning the 4th Industrial revolution in general and people analytics in particular as forces transforming business and work. Students are introduced to the critical concepts necessary for understanding both. The course begins with an overview of what industrial revolutions entail. In understanding the nature of current changes particular attention is devoted to the different operational, funding and business models of companies such as Apple, Google, Amazon and Wikipedia. In making sense of the automation of the people management function in contemporary organisations mainstream human resource management and critical management perspectives are used as contrasting ways of understanding how digital technologies are transforming recruitment, performance management and wage setting today.

Code QBUS5017
Academic unit Business Analytics
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
BUSS5220 and BUSS5221

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Produce a critical assessment of concepts concerning the role of data and AI in reshaping business and work today.
  • LO2. Describe the choices concerning the development and deployment of AI and data in reshaping business and work.
  • LO3. Critically evaluate concerning the adoption or modification of a leading application or quantitative method associated with deploying data in labour management.

Unit outlines

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