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Business Intelligence - MIS587

The objective of this course is to give students a broad overview of managerial, strategic and technical issues associated with developing and deploying Business Intelligence Solutions. Students learn how to gather strategic decision making requirements from businesses, develop key performance indicators (KPIs) and corporate performance management metrics using the Balanced Scorecard, and design and implement business dashboards.

The course covers Data Warehouse design, implementation, and utilization. Topics covered include the principles of dimensional data modeling, techniques for extraction of data from source systems, data transformation methods, data staging and quality, data warehouse architecture and infrastructure, and the various methods for information delivery. Critical issues in planning, physical design process, deployment and ongoing maintenance are also examined. Students learn how data warehouses are used to help managers successfully gather, analyze, understand and act on information stored in data warehouses.

The course uses state-of-the-art data warehouse and OLAP software tools such Oracle, Hyperion and Microstrategy tools to provide hands-on experience in designing and using Data Warehouses, Data Marts, OLAP reports, and Business Intelligence Dashboards. Students work on team projects with companies to analyze their business performance measurement and decision making needs, and design and implement BI solutions to support these needs.

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