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Penn State - Erie, Black School of Business
B ADM 597D: Business Intelligence: Spring 2013, Ido Millet

Office:   (814) 898-6262 Home: (814) 825-6009
eMail: ixm7@psu.edu Skype: ido_millet
Office:   (814) 898-6262 Home: (814) 825-6009
eMail: ixm7@psu.edu Skype: ido_millet
Office (#292 REDC) Hours:
Monday |   4:30 – 5:45 |
Tuesday | 12:30 – 3:00 |

Use: as a substitute for B ADM 511 or as an elective.
Course Prerequisite: very basic familiarity with databases (e.g., MS Access) and spreadsheets. Note: students who have taken MIS 445 are not eligible to take this course.

Textbook:   free book/readings distributed in class.
Course Description
The success of companies and business professionals is increasingly dependent on their ability to handle information and decision-making challenges. Business Intelligence (BI) is a set of concepts, tools, and systems that help organizations use data and make better decisions. The key objective of this course is to provide BI concepts and skills that would allow students to propose, lead and contribute to reporting and decision-making initiatives within their organization.
Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the benefits, limitations, and implementation guidelines for BI tools and systems such as data warehouses, report generators, on-line analytical processing (OLAP), data mining, data visualization, key performance indicators (KPI), dashboards, and business performance management (BPM).  
  2. Identify problems & opportunities in existing BI systems, design new reports, and suggest improvements to existing reports & reporting systems.
  3. Apply BI technologies to business problems & opportunities. For example:
      * Create Excel spreadsheet models and pivot tables to help managers make decisions
      * Create reports with Crystal Reports
      * Use data mining/visualization tools...

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