University of Technology Sydney

32567 Business Intelligence for Decision Support

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Recommended studies: it is assumed that students are familiar with basic information system concepts and have basic software, database and mathematical skills



Business intelligence is an umbrella term that combines architectures, tools, databases, analytical tools, applications and methodologies. The major objectives of business intelligence is to enable interactive access to data and to give business managers the ability to conduct analysis and make better decisions. Decision support systems are computer-based information systems that combine models/methods and data in an attempt to solve semi/non-structured decision problems with extensive user involvement through a friendly user interface. Business high-level decisions are often semi/non-structured and require an increased level of intelligent and technical support, in particular, when they become rich in data. Decision support systems can be integrated with variable business intelligence techniques to support related decision problem solving. This subject introduces business intelligence, decision support systems, group decision support, intelligent decision support, web-based support systems, decision optimisation technologies, personalised recommender systems. The subject also covers how to design, implement and integrate business intelligence techniques with methods to support business decision-making.

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Spring session, City campus

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