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Decision Support Systems: Course Outline

A study of decision support systems and applications

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Course Outline

  • Chapter.1 : Supporting Business Decision-Making, Tutorial.1: Using Worksheets to Make Business Decisions
  • Chapter.2 : Gaining Competitive Advantage with DSS, Tutorial.2: Creating a Worksheet 
  • Chapter.3 : Analyzing Business Decision Processes, Tutorial.3: Developing a Professional-Looking Worksheet
  • Chapter.3 : Analyzing Business Decision Processes, Tutorial.4: Creating Charts
  • Chapter.4 Designing and Developing DSS
  • Review Power DSS Chs. 1-4
  • Chapter.5 : Designing and Evaluating DSS User Interfaces, Tutorial.7: Developing an Excel Application
  • Chapter.6 : Evaluating DSS Architecture, Networking and Security Issues, Tutorial.11: Importing Data into Excel
  • Chapter.7 : Implementing Communications-Driven and Group DSS, Tutorial : Using Microsoft Netmeeting for Decision Support
  • Chapter.8 : Building Data and Document-Driven DSS, Tutorial.5 : Working with Excel Lists Appendix 2: Using Data Maps
  • Review Power DSS Chs. 5-8
  • Chapter.9 : Building Knowledge-Driven DSS and Mining Data, Tutorial.9 : Data Tables and Scenario Management
  • Chapter.10 :Building Model-Driven DSS, Tutorial.10 : Using Solver for Complex Problems

Learning Outcome

By the end of this course it is expected that the student should be able to

  •  To review and clarify the fundamental terms, concepts and theories associated with Decision Support Systems, computerized decision aids, expert systems, group support systems and executive information systems.
  • To examine examples and case studies documenting computer support for organizational decision making.
  • To discuss and develop skills in the analysis, design and implementation of computerized Decision Support Systems.
  • To examine user interface design issues and evaluate the user interfaces and capabilities of Decision Support Systems.
  • To improve hands-on skills using HTML, Microsoft Access and Excel, and JavaScript for building state-of-the-art Decision Support Systems, especially Web-Based systems that use advanced computing and networking technologies.
  • To understand that most Decision Support Systems are designed to support rather than replace decision makers.

E- Books

E- Books