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INFS3050: Business Intelligence for Managers

To gain or maintain their competitive edge, more than ever before, organisations need to rely on high-quality information to support decision making processes at all organisational levels. Business Intelligence (BI) is now being recognised as one of the top business priorities world-wide. While in the past, the term BI was used to describe a very broad range of software applications, the latest thinking in this field emphasises IS support for human intelligence, in the context of business decision making. In this unit, students learn how BI helps information discovery and how to analyse multidimensional data. Students gain hands-on experience in using a commercial BI platform. These practical skills, combined with in-depth analytical skills enable students to assist any organization (regardless of its size and industry domain) to derive more intelligence from its data, improve its performance and ultimately, compete on analytics. Issues are explored from the business rather than the technology perspective. This unit does not require prior programming experience.

Code INFS3050
Academic unit Business Information Systems
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
INFS1000 or INFO1000 or INFO1003 or INFO1903

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. use appropriate conceptual frameworks to analyse the role of different business intelligence applications in supporting day to day business and improving organisational and competitive advantage
  • LO2. describe the organisational issues related to a business intelligence based management approach and propose solutions to overcome the issues
  • LO3. design a business intelligence solution to address a business problem using a commercial business intelligence platform
  • LO4. relate business intelligence to business performance management, business process management and information management in an enterprise
  • LO5. demonstrate an awareness of the current and emerging trends in business intelligence.