157-0589/01 – Business Intelligence (BI_EN)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of System EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Radek Němec, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Radek Němec, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master, Bachelor
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NEM191 Ing. Radek Němec, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
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Full-time Examination 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students will gain fundamental knowledge in the field of the use of management information systems (MIS) in the management of modern organizations. Students will be able to recognize key usage aspects of Business Intelligence systems to increase efficiency of decision-making processes. Students will also get a general overview of software tools related to this variant of computerized decision-making support. Students will also be able to recognize main aspects of the decison-making support based on reporting and data analysis. Students will also gain basic understanding of the background and importance of Big Data in today's management and what are currently main sources of Big Data. Students will also become familiar with fundamentals of- and selected current trends in the process of MIS deployment in the practice.

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Project work


1. Decision-making fundamentals and the role of computerized decision-making support. 2. Managerial view on data and single version of truth - important aspects of the data integration and transformation. 3. Reporting and data analysis - importance of the visualization and common software tools of the MIS. 4. Big Data and its importance of the management - key sources and why do organizations need Big Data today. 5. Fundamentals of the MIS deployment planning - creation of a strategy and a feasibility study, role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), benefits of deploying the MIS through cloud services.

Compulsory literature:

Kimball, Ralph and Margy Ross. The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling. Third Edition. Indianapolis: Wiley, 2013. ISBN 978-1-118-53080-1. TURBAN, Efraim. Business intelligence: a managerial approach. 2nd ed. Boston: Prentice Hall, 2011. ISBN 978-0-13-610066-9. HOWSON, Cindi. Successful business intelligence: secrets to making BI and killer app. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008. ISBN 978-0-07-149851-7.

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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

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Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100 (100) 51
        Oral exam Oral examination 65  16
        Semestral thesis Semestral project 35  35
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Incoming students - master study 2019/2020 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming students - master study 2018/2019 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2017/2018 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2016/2017 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2015/2016 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block