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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)


This unit is intended to provide students with a framework for understanding business intelligence reporting systems with particular focus on the evolutionary process of developing an OLAP-based business intelligence system.


At the completion of this unit students will:

  • understand the scope and application of OLAP technology and business intelligence systems;
  • have knowledge of the major approaches to the development of business intelligence and reporting systems;
  • be able to design simple multi-dimensional databases;
  • be able to develop a simple business intelligence system using an OLAP tool;
  • be able to develop a simple reporting system;
  • be able to communicate and foster realistic expectations of the role of OLAP technology and business intelligence systems in management and decision support.


Examination (3 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Peter O'Donnell

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hr laboratory/wk


One of FIT9003, BUS5071, IMS9003 or equivalent



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