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Course title Business intelligence case studies
Course code EBC4107
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 29-10-2018 21-12-2018 X X
5 15-4-2019 7-6-2019 X X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Marianne Peeters
For more information: m.peeters@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
This course aims at getting hands-on experience in analysing managerial decision processes based on available data from real-life cases.
Description
This course treats the theory and practice of Business Intelligence. Tools for the analysis of data are discussed, as well as methods for discovering knowledge from information and using this knowledge for intelligent decision making.
Methods for the analysis of data are presented, from current data mining toolboxes. We study how (and how not) to build predictive models to extract information from large data bases and how to interpret the more efficiently and to develop new services for the organizations that provide the data.
The course consists of applying up-to-data data mining techniques on real-life problems. These techniques will be implemented with modern software tools (SAS, SPSS modeler, Tableau, WEKA, XLMiner). Cases are selected from the literature and our own research experience.

Literature
* Data Science for Business, What You Need to Know about Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking, by Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett, O' Reilly Media 2013, ISBN 978-1-4493-6132-7, EBook ISBN 978-1-4493-6131-0 (not compulsory).
* Other materials, i.e. articles, will be made available through Student Portal.
Prerequisites
Basic statistics.
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods Final Paper / Participation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Business Research IB Electives
Master Business Research - Operations Research IB Electives
Master Human Decision Science Electives
Master International Business - Accountancy Electives
Master International Business - Controlling Electives
Master International Business - Entrepreneurship and SME Management Electives
Master International Business - Information Management and Business Intelligence Compulsory Courses
Master International Business - Organisation: Management, Change and Consultancy Electives
Master International Business - Strategic Corporate Finance Electives
Master International Business - Strategy and Innovation Electives
Master International Business - Sustainable Finance Electives
Master Information and Network Economics Business Electives
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