Department of Informatics

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Decision Support Systems

INFC35, Informatics, 7.5 ECTS credits

The course is offered on the fifth term of the Bachelor's programme in Design of Information Systems, to exchange students and as a freestanding course.

Course description

The course establishes a foundation for understanding and analysing information and information systems in organisations. It also provides an overview of technical and organisational aspects of decision support systems (DSS), including individual, group and organisational DSS as well as executive information systems (EIS). Management of DSS and EIS within the end-user computing environment is also discussed. The course covers more recent technologies, e.g. Data Warehouse / Data Mining, and OLAP-technologies. The course is design-oriented and emphasises conceptual foundations of DSS and EIS, but DSS software reviews, demonstrations, laboratory lessons and case examples are also included.

Teaching: Laboratory lessons, lectures and seminars.

Assessment: Written test and assignments. The course requires that students in small groups (2-3 students) analyses a real-world DSS/EIS case. For the assignment each must hand in a written report (approx. 3000 words) and make an oral presentation. The group should also complete exercises using a certain software package. The package is: QlikView.


COURSE director

Blerim Emruli
Senior lecturer
Phone: +46 46 222 80 66
Room: EC2-263

Blerim Emruli

Additional information

​Course syllabus, in English
Course syllabus, in Swedish

Reading list for Autumn 2022

Basic level G2F
Teaching language: English
Offered: Autumn semester


Schedules for all our courses are published electronically in TimeEdit.

You find instructions how to search for your course schedule in the pdf-document TimeEdit - find your schedule.