IV1019 Decision Support Systems 7.5 credits


Level: Fundamental

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course provides knowledge about basic concepts, models methods and standards applied in organizational analysis, process analysis, risk and decision analysis, particularly focusing on the needs of the banking and financing sector. These models, methods and standards are also practically applied in the course. The course further provide theories on how an information system shall be designed and how different information system may be integrated in information system architectures in order to better measure, analyze and govern organizational processes and to improve support of strategic, tactic and operational decision processes.

Intended learning outcomes *

I. Knowledge

After the course the students shall be able to:

1) Describe and relate concepts, methods and models applied in organizational analysis, process analysis, risk and decision analysis

2) Describe how information systems and information systems architectures shall be designed in order to support strategic, tactic and operational decision processes

3) Describe the different roles required in change management with regard to development of systems and processes for decision support in the bank and financing sector.

II. Skills

After the course the students shall be able to:

4) Apply models, methods and standards for organizational analysis, process analysis, risk and decision analysis

5) Design and warrant a requirements specification for an information system that supports strategic, tactic and operational decision processes.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

2I1104 alt. IV1008 "Informationssystem och databasteknik"

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

    Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

    The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

    Other requirements for final grade *

    Course examination consists of three parts
    A written exam (3 hp), grading system A/B/C/D/E/Fx/F
    Project assignment (3 hp), grading system P/F
    Individual assignment (1,5 hp), grading system A/B/C/D/E/Fx/F
    To pass the course, the student has to pass on all three parts. The grade of the whole course is based on both the written exam and the individual assignment.

    Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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    Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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    Paul Johannesson

    Further information

    Course web

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    Offered by

    ICT/Systems Science (SU)

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    Education cycle *

    First cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Erik Perjons, perjons@dsv.su.se, tel. 08-16 49 47

    Ethical approach *

    • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
    • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
    • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.