"Business Intelligence and Analytics (BI&A) are applications and technologies that can be used to analyze data to improve business performance through fact-based decision-making. The demand for building and managing BI&A systems in today's very competitive and challenging economy is high. This course is designed to provide in-depth Business Analytics knowledge of handling data and Business Intelligence tools that can be used for fact-based decision-making. The class will be hands-on and the emphasis will be placed on the ""know-how"" aspect- how to extract and apply business intelligence to improve business decision making. This course will cover the complete lifecycle for building, deploying and managing BI&A systems including defining and analyzing the business opportunity, analyzing the data, creating a solution prototype, designing the database, ETL, and user interface, developing the solution, and implementing and supporting the solution."