MGS 8020 - Business Intelligence

Summer Semester 2017


Course:    MGS 8020 - Business Intelligence
Classroom:  Buckhead Executive Education Center 413
Instructor:  Steve S. Wong

(678) 467-8199

Office Hours: By appointment

Please add MGS 8020 to the beginning of the subject line.









Case Study    
Case Study #1 MasterCard Advisors - Microsoft Excel 15%
Case Study #2 InterContinental Hong Kong - Microsoft Access 20%
Case Study #3 Georgia State University - Microsoft SQL Server 20%
Case Study #4 (Group) Sony Entertainment - Tableau 20%
Case Study   75%
Final Exam 25%


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.



Attendance and Class Participation

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 2 missed class periods will result in your class participation marked down one grade. Additional absences may result in a WF.



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.