Module Catalogues

Contemporary Issues in the Ethics of Business Analytics

Module Title Contemporary Issues in the Ethics of Business Analytics
Module Level Level 4
Module Credits 2.50
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

This module teaches students how organisations deal with the new challenges posed by contemporary data analytics, especially in the realm of big data. It exposes students to research and real-life cases on ethical issues arising from collecting and analyzing big data. It provides students with practical frameworks for analyzing and acting in new ethically-sensitive situations.

Learning outcomes

A Critically analyze contemporary ethical issues in business analytics
B Integrate research and practice to analyse ethical issues in business analytics
C Comprehend and account for the ethical implications of Big Data in different domains of management activity

Method of teaching and learning

Intensive online seminars delivered by faculty members and guest speakers, including active researchers and practitioners in the field of data analytics. Classroom teaching will be supported by asynchronous online discussions in a blended learning mode. Students will be directed towards selected scholarly articles, academic research, contemporary professional journals and press articles to deepen their understanding of current issues concerning the ethics of data analytics.
In terms of mode of delivery, we use Adobe Connect. This allows those students not on campus, faculty and speakers from both other Chinese centres as well as abroad, to participate.