Business Intelligence Systems
Full course descriptionIn the course "Business Intelligence Systems" students learn about the myriad of ways organizations collect, store, manage and analyse data as well as the foundational technologies of the Big Data era. While talk of Big Data and its applications is dominating the headlines of the business press, many organizations struggle with organizing their corporate data and managing it in a strategic, efficient and ethical manner.
In this course students will become familiar with all aspects of the Business Intelligence lifecycle, ranging from the initial extract, transform and load (ETL) processes over data storage to the final end-user application. In doing so we will discuss about different database and file management systems such traditional relational databases, but also more recent non-relational databases such as NoSQL databases or the Hadoop File System. We will further discuss and analyse the ethical implications of organizational data collection and storage and how legislative developments such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) have impacted organizational behaviour.
Teaching methods: Lectures, problem based learning (PBL), workshop
Assessment methods: Final report, presentation
Course objectives* Understand the diverse data landscape of modern organizations
* Be familiar with different data and file management systems such as RDBM, Data Warehouses, NoSQL and HDFS
* Analyse and design organizational data infrastructure using data modelling
* Apply ethical guidelines to analyse organizational data collection, storage and utilization
* Develop insights with respect to the BI lifecycle in organizations, ranging from ETL to end user applications
Recommended readingTextbook, articles
25 Oct 2021
17 Dec 2021
- L. Rieser
Keywords:big data, data management, data governance