Business Intelligence

Course code EBUS3030Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Business intelligence (BI) refers to the technologies, applications and practices needed for the collection, integration, analysis, and presentation of business information. This course provides an overview of BI and demonstrates how it facilitates effective implementation of organisational strategies through better business decision making.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Describe the concepts and components of Business Intelligence (BI).
2. Critically evaluate use of BI for supporting decision making in an organisation.
3. Understand and use the technologies and tools that make up BI (e.g. Data warehousing, Data reporting and use of Online analytical processing (OLAP)).
4. Understand and design the technological architecture that underpins BI systems.
5. Plan the implementation of a BI system.
Content- Information value, classification of types and sources of value, and types of processing that can add value to corporate data sources.
- The nature and role of business intelligence in contributing to the delivery of business value and competitive advantage in modern organisations.
- The relationship of the business intelligence environment, in particular data warehousing and data mining, to different organisational contexts.
- The data integration process, data profiling, data cleansing and data enhancement, and their contribution to adding value to data.
- Data warehouse design; star schemas, redundancy, data distribution and security issues.
- Adding value to data; knowledge discovery, and data mining.
Replacing Course(s)EBUS3020
TransitionCourse content of EBUS3030 is different to EBUS3020, therefore both courses can be counted for credit.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEBUS2000
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Integrated Learning
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term