Module Overview

Business Intelligence

Business intelligence is a discipline concerned with the transformation of data into meaningful and useful information for business analysis purposes. BI technologies are capable of providing interpretation of large amounts of data to identify and develop strategic business opportunities, based on insights that can provide a competitive market advantage and long-term stability. BI technologies also provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations. Common functions of business intelligence technologies are reporting and visualization, online analytical processing, analytics and data mining. These activities are designed to serve the business decision making process.

This module builds on the students’ previous background with databases and statistical analysis and covers relevant topics such as data warehousing, data preparation, data visualization and data mining.

Module Code

BSMT 9045

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change


Introduction to Business Intelligence

From Data to Knowledge

Supporting Business Decision Making


Business Intelligence Infrastructure & Applications

              Gathering Requirements

               Data Warehousing

Dimensional Modelling

ETL (Extract Transform Load) Data

Reporting Services

Data Visualization


Data Mining

Data Mining methodologies

Data Mining algorithms


Business Intelligence Infrastructure

Understanding Business Intelligence Infrastructure from data to knowledge

Business Intelligence Applications

Understanding the business decision making process

Business Intelligence Process

Gathering RequirementsData WarehousingDimensional ModellingETL (Extract Transform Load) DataReporting ServicesData Visualisation

Data Mining

Data Mining methodologiesData Mining algorithms

Lectures, labs, discussions and presentations

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination50
Other Assessment(s)50