A Business Intelligence Project-Oriented Course: A Breast Cancer Research Case

A Business Intelligence Project-Oriented Course: A Breast Cancer Research Case

Dima Alberg (SCE - Shamoon College of Engineering, Ashdod, Israel)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/IJBIR.2019070103
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The Business Intelligence Project-Oriented Course has been taught in the department of Industrial Engineering and Management since 2016. In this course, the students learn to build websites and business intelligence systems which enable to perform data analysis and research in order to get valuable business insights and to retrieve specific business information. The article is devoted to BI course implementation in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management of Sami Shamoon College of Engineering (SCE).
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Main Bi Po Course Implementation

The proposed project-oriented (PO) business intelligence (BI) course consists of seven frontal lectures and seven personal meetings with students. Specifically, during the first lecture, the course instructor teaches and helps the students to set a project domain and to build relevant data warehouse (Sleeper, 2018). Then, in the second lecture, the course instructor teaches the students to design the project's web site and to configure site pages for future BI system dashboards (Anoshin, Matic, Bogdanovic, Lincoln, & Shirokov, 2019). In the third and fourth lectures, the course instructor teaches the students how to build a business intelligence system in the cloud (Milligan, 2016). In the fifth lecture, the course instructor teaches students how to embed the previously built BI system into the project's website. In the sixth lecture, the students are taught how to test the system in order to recognize security and systems bugs and fix them (Steffine, 2015). In the seventh lecture, the instructor explains to the students how to publish their BI web system on the Internet, open it for public use and participate in the course Hakathon in order to get overall project rating which is a part of the final grade in the course. From the technical point of view, the students gain the following practical skills during the course:

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    Web Data Connectors design and setup

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    BI System Data Warehouse modelling and construction

  • 3.

    BI System Data Cubes modelling and construction

  • 4.

    BI System Dashboards modelling and construction

  • 5.

    BI System design and implementation

  • 6.

    Bi System setup and construction

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    BI System testing and maintenance

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