Business Intelligence Courses

January 2013 (For previous version check here)

MS-MIS Curriculum

Course Number

Course Name

Main Topics

Software Tools

Projects & Industry Involvement

ISQS 6339

BI & Data Management

Taught: 2008-present

Prerequisite: ISQS 6338 (Database)

         Dimensional modeling

         Extraction, transformation and loading (ETL)

         OLAP & Cube


         Introduction to SAS programming

         Distributed BI System in the cloud computing age

         Microsoft SQL Server 2008

         SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3

         Base SAS


Data warehousing project

ISQS 6347

Data & Text Mining

Taught: 2006- present

Prerequisite: Statistics

         Decision tree

         Logistic regression


         Association analysis

         Text mining

         Data mining performance assessment

SAS Enterprise Miner 6.1/4.3

         Data mining project

         Participation in SAS annual data mining shootout contest

         SAS annual student research poster paper

         Preparation for SAS Data Mining certificate test

ISQS 7339

Business Analytics

Taught: 2008-present

Prerequisite: ISQS 6347

         Explanatory use of data analysis

         Advanced predictive model

         Targeted marketing

         Principles of recommender systems

         Intro to sentiment analysis

         SAS Enterprise Miner 6.1

         SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3

         Microsoft Excel


         Advanced predictive modeling project

         Participation in SAS Annual Global Forum

         Preparation for SAS Data Mining certificate test

ISQS 7342

Financial Market Analytics

Being developed since 2012

         Monte Carlo simulation for financial engineering

         Analytical results visualization and reporting

         One of the following topics:

o    Pairs trading analytics

o    Financial time series analysis

o    Credit risk management

         SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3

         Base SAS

         Microsoft Excel



BA 7000

Advanced problem solving with SAS

Taught: Spring 2009

         Decision trees and algorithm implementation

         Implementing market intelligence by clustering modeling

         Business optimization

         SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3

         Base SAS

         Microsoft Excel

         Preparation for SAS programming certificate tests