CISM 4237 – Business Intelligence

(Previously Decision Support Systems)

Course Description

This course is an introduction to business intelligence and business analytics. Students will be exposed to recent technological developments in these areas, as well as best practices.


Business students must meet the requirements for BBA status and have earned a minimum grade of “C” in ACCT 2101. Students with declared majors in other colleges must have a minimum grade of “C” in CISM 2530 OR IT 3233 Database Design and Implementation. Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of CISM 4334 is recommended.

Course Outcomes

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamental principles and concepts involved in defining and creating computer-based systems for supporting business decision making.
  2. Develop skills in the analysis, design and implementation of computerized Decision Support Systems.
  3. Develop an appreciation of how decisions are made in organizations.
  4. Understand and evaluate the types of information systems designed for managerial work.
  5. Appreciate emerging areas of decision support, including knowledge management and business intelligence.
  6. Get hands-on experience with leading commercial tools in the area of decision analysis, data warehousing, data mining, & business intelligence.

Rationale for Inclusion

Advanced course work that builds on the fundamental course work to provide depth.

Last updated: 10/24/2014

Department of Information Technology • P.O. Box 8150 • Statesboro, Georgia 30460 • (912) 478-4848