MGS 4020 - Business Intelligence
Spring Semester 2020
|Course:||MGS 4020 - Business Intelligence|
|Classroom:||Aderhold Learning Center 429|
|Instructor:||Steve S. Wong|
|Office Hours:||By appointment|
Please add MGS 4020 to the beginning of the subject line.
MGS 4020 none
CSP 1,2,4,6 (CSP requirements are outlined in the course catalog – Please read)
The course assumes an understanding of computers and application software as identified in the prerequisites.
Business Intelligence (3rd Edition) A Managerial Approach
Various Papers (TBD)
|MGS 4020||Participation & Homework||Projects||Exam|
|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%|
Plus/Minus Grading Policy
The objective of the Business Intelligence course it to have the student:
Develop a foundation in Business Intelligence to be used in the Business Analysis curriculum.
Understand decision makers and the decision making process in an organization.
Understand the role of Business Intelligence in the decision making process of an organization.
Understand the different aspects of the Business Intelligence environment, including the Data Warehouse, Data Mart, Executive Information System, Analytical Applications, Data Mining, Visualization, etc.
Understand the keys success factors in a business intelligence and data warehouse environment.
Explain the differences in database models between an OLTP database and Business Intelligence database.
Identify dimensions and metrics for a given company and/or industry.
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.
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.
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: http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwfhb/sec400.html#409