My part is to do 3 pages out of 11 from the body of the project, this part-
v) Body Detailed discussion of the topic Business Intelligence Capabilities.
MISY 4354: Predictive Analytics
The group leader should upload your project on eCourses.
Name your file as the group leader’s lastname_firstname_project (e.g.
In class, please give me hard copies of your work.
No email attachments please.
This is a group project that covers researching a relevant technology topic or issue.
Topic ideas may include, but are not limited to, the following: (You may pick one.)
Business Intelligence & Competitive Advantage
Business Intelligence Governance
Business Intelligence Capabilities
Business Intelligence and Business strategy
This will require the use of the library online databases (e.g. ProQuest ABI/Inform), the
Internet, etc. The details about the requirements of the paper are listed below.
The project will aid in enhancing your analytical, as well as writing skills.
3) Outline of the Content and Style of the Project
12 pages double-spaced
o Not counting title page, table of contents, executive summary, references,
appendices (if applicable), etc.
o Page numbers must show on the page right after your title page
(For the hard copies: stapled only (no binders or plastic covers please)
Font type can be any type
o Font size must be 12 point (nothing less than 12 please) for text
o Top and bottom: 1 inch
o Right and left: 1 inch
ii) Visual Aides
Tables, graphs, or other visual aids must enhance your project.
iii) Citation style
Any style is fine. APA is recommended.
b) Outline of the Content
i) Title page
Title of the project
Name of group leader on one line
Names of group members under the leader’s name
Professor’s name, course number, and course section (or class meeting time)
ii) Table of Contents
Length: one page
Include both the headings and their corresponding page numbers
iii) Executive Summary
Length: one paragraph, on a separate page
o This is a summary or snapshot overview of the entire paper.
iv) First Page of Content: Introduction
Start counting the pages of content from here
Length: one page (or less) on the first page of content; (starts after “Executive
Short overview of your topic
o Introduce your topic.
o Why did you select this topic?
o What are your learning objectives in researching this topic?
Length: eleven pages
Detailed discussion of the topic
Should be on the last page of the Body section.
This ends the counting of your pages of content.
You must have at least five and different types of sources of information
(citations) listed in the references section here and cited in your text. These may
be journal articles, books, web sites, etc.
o Different means that all cannot be just web sites.
Each source must be appropriately cited, showing the name of the author,
journal/book title, publication date, etc. You may use any citation style. (APA is
o Search Google for “Citation Styles” or “APA Style.”
o For example,
Johonson, J. (2015). Ways to understand trade. Business Journal, 37, 120-
o Coleman library styles guides: http://www.pvamu.edu/pages/3653.asp
When you cite a source in your text that corresponds to a listed source in your
references section, you must put the ideas in your own words and properly credit
the source. For example,
o Analysts reported a surge of online activity in 2015 (Johnson, 2015).
o Alternatively, you may put the information in quotes with the proper
citation. For example, “The increase in sales was due to market trends”
(Johnson, 2015, p. 2).
viii) Appendices (if applicable)
4) Sources of Information
a) Coleman Library
Off-campus Access (from home or work)
Online Databases (Business)
The following databases give full-text articles in journals and
newspapers, using multiple search criteria (such as keywords, subjects,
Includes Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, etc.
Click on the “Advanced Search” tab and refine your search
using a specific “Subject,” “Publication Title,” etc.
Business Source Complete
Includes scholarly (academic) business journals
Industry (and company) information
Also, available in hard copy in the reference area (see below)
You may also access hoovers.com for free
Doing a keyword search on a name of company will generate
a list of books that could be a good start also for your research.
The listed books can be accessed online.
o In the Reference area but books cannot be checked out
b) Company’s Web Site
Valuable company and industry information may be listed there.
Doing a keyword search using any search engine
o Google.com, ask.com, scholar.google.com, etc.
o To do a search on a compound noun use quotations: “car stereo” (not car
stereo, otherwise you will get hits that include listings of the non-adjacent
words, car and stereo)
5) Optional: Writing Help
You are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the services of the Center of
Business Communication (CBC) and the Writing Center. They proofread your
document and make suggestions to improve your write-up, among many other
services they provide. The CBC is located on the second floor of the
Agriculture/Business Multipurpose Building Room #200, and the Writing Center is in