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RSAN 150

Data Quality and Governance

This course will provide an overview of data governance, including building a governance infrastructure with organizational management, roles and responsibilities, stewardship, governance communications and risk management. Data quality will be addressed as a continuous issue in data management, along with the challenges it poses as the volumes of available data increase and the need and uses of data expand. This course will utilize case studies, trends, techniques, and best practices as it examines the role of data governance in the quality and uses of data.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:
Understand the relationship between data and information.
Explain how organizations use data governance to address the challenges of data management.
Explain the steps necessary to implement a data governance program.
Understand the need for data policy standards and the stakeholders who manage data quality.
Understand the typical risks to data quality and the need for a data quality framework.
Identify and assess the role of auditing in data quality.
Describe the impact of big data on organizational policies and data quality issues.

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