Decision Support Systems

BUAN B310
3.00 crs.

This course covers the use and design of the information, knowledge / intelligence, and technological resources that are employed by managerial decision makers to gain a better understanding of a business and its customers. “Decision support systems” refers to the “front-end” technology that is generally associated with a data warehouse, and which provides modeling and analysis capabilities to help key decision makers evaluate ways in which to improve business operations and reach organizational goals. This course covers general topics related to the design of such systems, as well as practical issues of implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), “dashboard” analytics, or other business applications. Data security and ethics are also considered.

Course Prerequisite

ACCT B340 Accounting Information Systems , Junior, Either COSC A208, MGT B250, or ACCT B340 is acceptable
COSC A208 Information Systems Theory & Practice , Junior, Either COSC A208, MGT B250, or ACCT B340 is acceptable
COSC A211 Introduction to Programming I , Junior, Either COSC A208, MGT B250, or ACCT B340 is acceptable

Course Cross-listing

Course Corequisite