CISM 4237 – Business Intelligence

(Previously Decision Support Systems)

Course Description

Examines the role of decision support systems in the organizational environment.  Upon completion, the student will be capable of designing and implementing decision support systems with a variety of development systems.


A ‘C’ or better in CISM 3135 – Systems Analysis and Design

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.

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