The certificate in Decision Support Systems will provide information technology professionals and business managers with the skills needed to develop and analyze decision support systems in large-scale data warehouses. Students will have hands-on experience in the design and management of data warehouses using data warehousing software and in the development of business intelligence solutions with data mining methods. Students will learn about data modeling, data management, data mining, OLAP (online analytical processing), and business intelligence. Students will also study successful data warehouse installations.
Students seeking the graduate certificate in decision support systems should hold a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by one of the regional accrediting agencies. Students entering this program should have a basic understanding of computer systems and possess good mathematical skills.
Students in the graduate certificate program in decision support systems will:
Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
Demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the program content.
Analyze and evaluate data for use in a business environment.
Be able to summarize and compare the fundamental concepts and techniques of decision support systems.
Recommend data manipulation and analysis algorithms for management decision making.
The 18 credit hours required for the graduate certificate in decision support systems include the following courses which must all be taken at Webster University:
|CSIS 5300 Database Systems||3 hours|
|CSIS 5310 Introduction to Decision Support Systems||3 hours|
|CSIS 5400 Data Warehousing||3 hours|
|CSIS 5410 Introduction to Data Mining||3 hours|
|CSIS 5420 Data Mining||3 hours|
|CSIS 5600 Decision Support Systems||3 hours|
Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements.
Send all admission materials to:
Office of Admissions
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119