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.
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.