DPI721 Business Analytics

Code DPI721
Name Business Analytics
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Computer Science
Faculty Department of Applied Computer Science
Academic staff Uldis Sukovskis, Zigmunds Zitmanis, Jānis Grēviņš, Renāte Strazdiņa, Ilze Birzniece
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Companies are making decisions across all functional areas. The role of information technology specialists is to develop infrastructure to provide decision makers with precise information at the right time and the right place..
First part of the course deals with the value chain and analyzes information sources of the main business processes. Accent will be put on the quality management and cost accounting..
Second part of the course deals with business intelligence architectures and tools available for enterprise information utilization..
Students will have to do a case study to analyze business processes of a particular company and develop metrics and specifications of business intelligence solution..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
This course is aimed to introduce students to requirements of enterprise business analytics and alternatives available. Within the course students will analyze business processes to define the needs of business analytics and learn how to apply available technologies.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students will understand basic business concepts and know how to identify business analytics requirements for the company - Written exam consisting of questions about the theory and questions related to a particular business case
Students will be able to apply business performance management methods and metrics - Group project consisting of a practical case study. Students will have to develop controls for a particular business case.
Knowledge how business intelligence can increase a company’s bottom line - Written exam consisting of questions about the theory and questions related to a particular business case
Students will know the main data analysis tools and techniques available - Use a real business case to analyze its value chain, describe available data sources and create efficient measurement system to increase business performance
Course prerequisites Basic knowledge about data bases and accounting or finances.

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