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Lakhan J Jha
INFX 598
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Introduces innovation and specialized topics relating to the study of information in any context.

Class description

This is an intensive course that covers the key elements of business intelligence: 1. Understanding of BI components and framework 2. Building BI architecture to support organization’s vision effectively 3. Adopting best practices, master data management and data governance to enhance maximum business value 4. Enabling organization to get insight into opportunities and bottlenecks 5. BI project execution management and understanding of cloud computing impact on BI

Each of these five elements will be explored through lectures, interactive exercises and discussion.

If you want to enter in the field of BI or already working in this field but need to understand end-to-end BI process for better execution and management, this course provides the foundation necessary for success.

Student learning goals

Understanding of BI concepts and differences between Decision Support System, Executive Information System • Defining On-line Analytical Processing and data warehouse principles • Understanding business intelligence architecture • Understanding of BI project management and end-to-end project execution • Implementation of best practices including data governance • Master data management • Ethic of BI • The future of business intelligence

General method of instruction

• 3 hours per class; twice a week class for 5 weeks • Class room lecture, interactive discussion, lab work and guest lecture of industry experts

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Lakhan J Jha
Date: 06/21/2012