Management and Information Technology


CMPT 42113

Business Intelligence and Decision Support System

Status : Elective Pre-requisite : None Co-requisite : None


On completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Understand the scope and application of OLAP technology and business intelligence systems.
  • Have knowledge of the major approaches to the development of business intelligence and reporting systems.
  • Be able to design simple multi-dimensional databases.
  • Be able to develop a simple business intelligence system using an OLAP tool.
  • Be able to develop a simple reporting system.
  • Be able to communicate and foster realistic expectations of the role of OLAP technology and business intelligence systems in management and decision support.

Introduction to business intelligence applications, The nature of business intelligence applications, Methods of business intelligence application development, Business intelligence technology, Multi-dimensional modelling, Business performance measurement, Designing business intelligence application user interfaces, The future of business intelligence applications.

Lectures, Practicals and case discussions.

End-of- Semester examination, practical tests and group assignments.

  1. Efraim, T, Ramesh, SandDursun, D (2010),Decision Support and Business Intelligence Systems,9th Edition, Prentice Hall.
  2. Efraim, T, Ramesh, S, Dursun, D and David K (2010),Business Intelligence,2nd Edition, Prentice Hall.
  3. Laursen, G H N and Jesper, T (2010),Business Analytics for Managers: Taking Business Intelligence Beyond Report,1st Edition, Wiley.