a) Discuss the development of big data and its impact on performance measurement and management, including the risks and challenges it presents.
b) Discuss the impact of big data and data analytics on the role of the management accountant.
c) Demonstrate and evaluate different methods of data analysis (e.g. descriptive, diagnostic and predictive analytics). 
d) Discuss the use of alternative methods of data analytics (e.g. text, image, video and voice analytics and sentiment analysis. 
e) Discuss the ethical issues related to information collection and processing (e.g. the use of ‘black box’ algorithms and large-scale data collection and mining.