Business Intelligence for the Enterprise

Course code INFO6090Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Business intelligence (BI) is an umbrella term that combines architectures, tools, databases, analytical tools, applications and methodologies. The major objectives of business intelligence are to enable interactive access to data and to give business managers the ability to conduct analysis and make better decisions. The course covers how to design, implement and integrate business intelligence techniques and systems into the enterprise.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusTrimester 1
WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Describe and understand the concepts and components of Business Intelligence and how they are relevant to an enterprise.
2. Critically evaluate use of BI for supporting decision making in an enterprise.
3. Understand and use the technologies, applications, tools and methodologies that make up Business Intelligence.
4. Understand and design the technological architecture that underpins BI systems in an enterprise.
5. Plan and conceptually implement a BI enterprise 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 enterprises.
- The relationship of the business intelligence environment, in particular data warehousing and data mining, to different enterprise 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.
- Web-based decision support and mining technology in business intelligence.
Replacing Course(s)GEBU6040 - Knowledge Management
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeBasic competency in Microsoft Excel.
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Integrated Learning
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for INFO6090