Business Intelligence

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Business Intelligence

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Business, Information Sciences, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CS 1070 Introduction to Information Systems
    CS 2179 Business Information Systems

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Business Intelligence characteristics, architecture, models and processes. Data warehouse: building, maintaining and accessing techniques. Business Intelligence analysis, extraction, transformation and data loading methods. Knowledge Discovery through data mining and text mining. Business performance management, business processes and data flows. Future trends in Business Intelligence.

    RATIONALE: 
    The module exposes students to topics involving planning, designing, building, populating, and maintaining a successful Business Intelligence Information System. Students learn the reasons why a Business Intelligence Information System is a compelling decision support solution, and study approaches using proven methodologies and technology.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Critically evaluate Business Intelligence characteristics and alternatives, including trends with regard to data warehousing and data/text mining.
    2. Synthesise the components, models, designs and other elements that are applicable for a business intelligence solution.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the learning and teaching strategy of the College, the following tools/activities are used:
    • Lectures and class discussions. Laboratory practical sessions and problem solving.
    • Office hours held by the instructor to provide further assistance to students.
    • Use of the Blackboard Learning platform to further support communication, by posting lecture notes, assignment instruction, timely announcements, and online submission of assignments.