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On line analytical processing and business intelligence ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: P O'Donnell

Caulfield Second semester 2005 (Evening)

Synopsis: This unit provides students with an understanding of the nature of OLAP-based systems. Topics include the definitions of on-line analytical processing (OLAP), business intelligence (BI) and executive information systems; initiating a BI project; eliciting information requirements (Critical Success Factor approach, Strategic Business Functions approach, the Balanced Scorecard approach); OLAP architecture; Data Management (including the relationship of the OLAP system to the data warehouse), BI development methodologies, BI design issues; Change management and organisational issues. Case studies and OLAP tools will also be used for practical work.

Assessment: Assignments: 50% + Formal Supervised Assessment: 50%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Prerequisites: IMS9003, IMS9049, or equivalent