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IMS5004 - On line analytical processing and business intelligence

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Peter O'Donnell


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Evening)


This unit provides students with an understanding of the nature of OLAP-based systems. Topics include the definitions of on-line analytical processing (OLAP), business intelligence (BI) and executive information systems; initiating a BI project; eliciting information requirements (Critical Success Factor approach, Strategic Business Functions approach, the Balanced
Scorecard approach); OLAP architecture; Data Management (including the relationship of the OLAP system to the data warehouse), BI development methodologies, BI design issues; Change management and organisational issues. Case studies
and OLAP tools will also be used for practical work.


Assignments: 50%
Formal Supervised Assessment: 50%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


IMS9003, or FIT9003 or equivalent