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MMIS 505 : Information Analytics and Visualization in Decision Making

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Information Analytics and Visualization in Decision Making
One of the most potent models of the decision process is the OODA Loop -- that we Observe, Orient, Decide, and then Act. Key to this or any other control and decision (or cybernetic) process is that vast quantities of raw sensory data about the outside world must be processed, abstracted, and then presented in contrast and conjunction with the knowledge previously generated and retained. This two-step process -- the reduction, analysis, filtering and abstracting of data into knowledge, and its presentation in formats and fashions that support the decisions that must be made -- is the subject of this course. The relationships between such analysis and visualization will be examined in the context of business and organizational decision-making and decision support systems concepts. Prerequisites: MMIS 501 and MMIS 502, or approval of the Program Chair

This course provides the student with the opportunity to understand the OODA Loop and how it is applied to management decisions. It introduces the student to data analysis techniques and methods of visualizing data for support of management decisions. An understanding of data mining as applied to management decisions is cultivated.

Upon course completion, the student will be able to: Understand how analysis and visualization can be used to demonstrate the organization’s performance against strategic and operational goals. Explain data analysis techniques. Understand the applicability of data-driven decision making to quality management goals. Explain how data can drive continuous organizational improvement. Explain how to organize data to support analytics.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Steve Chadwick, Ph.D. - 2/23/2015
Lela Halawi - 2/23/2015
Aaron Glassman - 2/23/2015
Bobby McMasters
1-5 Master of Science in Management Information Systems 1. Understand the role of information and knowledge in organizations, and how to apply information management and knowledge management principles and techniques to support the accomplishment of organizational goals and objectives
2. Use the principles of quality management to implement continuous business process improvements that achieve information systems’ reliability and robustness in sustainable ways.
3. Understand and apply systems engineering principles to the requirements analysis, design, development, implementation and operational support of organizational information and knowledge management systems
4. Integrate various ethical, legal, technological and professional perspectives, both local and global, throughout the various MIS decision making and managerial and leadership processes
5. Lead and manage the various aspects of information and knowledge management, stewardship and governance within a variety of organizational and mission contexts
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