MGS 4020 - Business Intelligence

Summer Semester 2020


Course:    MGS 4020 - Business Intelligence
Classroom:  Online
Instructor:  Steve S. Wong

(678) 467-8199

Office Hours: By appointment

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  MGS 4020 Participation & Homework Projects Exam
  Class Participation 5%    
Project 1 Microsoft Excel (Individual)   10%  
Project 2 Big Data (Group)   10%  
Project 3 Microsoft Access (Individual)   15%  
Project 4 SQL (Individual)   15%  
Project 5 Minitab (Group)   15%  
  Final Exam     30%
  Total 5% 65% 30%


Plus/Minus Grading Policy


Course Objective

The objective of the Business Intelligence course it to have the student:

iCollege / Brightspace / Desire2Learn Skills:

You are expected to be proficient in the use of iCollege and all the assignments need to be submitted via the Assignment (i.e. DropBox) in iCollege. Specifically, you should be able to read, upload, and download files; read and send e-mail messages, read and post messages on discussion boards. You are also expected to check the section site daily for any changes, updates, and announcements. A knowledge of these applications is a prerequisite for any course offered by RCB.  The University offers remedial courses in any of these applications.




Class attendance is expected and necessary component of class participation. In the event that you must miss class, you are still responsible for material covered, and should make arrangements with fellow classmates to remain current with the class. Assignments remain due on the designated date regardless of class attendance. This is a project-oriented class using various computer application programs which require some time commitment. More than 3 missed class periods will result in your class participation marked down one grade. Additional absences may result in a WF.



Class Participation

The emphasis here is to improve your verbal communication skills as well as learn through group discussion. Active class participation is encouraged and your contributions to class discussions will positively impact this portion of your grade.  Class discussions and attendance are included in class participation. I expect constructive contribution to the class discussion on a regular basis.



Honor Code

Plagiarism in any form is not acceptable. While discussion with classmates regarding homework and projects is encouraged, any work submitted must be your own (except, of course, for group projects). Copying any portion of someone else’s assignment is specifically prohibited. Copying or paraphrasing any portion of someone else’s work without proper attribution in a research paper is also specifically prohibited. Evidence of plagiarism or copying on an assignment/exam will result in a grade of zero for that assignment/exam. Please refer to this web page for additional information: