Decision support and analysis


90 hp Computer and Systems Sciences


The iam of this course is that students will obtain knowledge of the basics of classical decision analysis, both prescriptive as descriptive, from individual, organizational, and information systems perspectives. Further, an objective of the course is that participants should be able to analyze current needs and requirements of a BI information system solution, and suggest how different solutions can be designed from a prescriptive perspective. The main objective is therefore that the students should acquire an understanding and knowledge of why the decision analytic basics, organizational and human performance, technology and information-related solutions and business goals should be woven together and viewed as a whole.

After the course the student should be able to:


The course consists of six parts.

Part 1 and 2 introduce the basic terminology and mechanisms of decision analysis as well as the main features of decision analysis subareas: descriptive, normative, and prescriptive theory. Part 3 deals with the psychological aspects of decision-making and part four weaves together the contents of Part 3 with aspects of the organizational decision-making, and concepts such as structure, standards and culture. Part 5 we study how to, by applying the knowledge of parts 1-4, make it possible to create business intelligence solutions from a prescriptive perspective.

In Part 6 applies the student should use the collective knowledge, from Parts 1-5, in the form of memoranda and presents it both in writing and orally at the concluding seminar.

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