Communications of the Association for Information Systems


This paper describes the content and delivery of a Data Warehousing and Mining course that was developed for students in the Eberly College of Business at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. This elective course introduces students to the strategies, technologies, and techniques associated with this growing MIS specialty area. Students learn what is involved in planning, designing, building, using, and managing a data warehouse. Students also learn about how a data warehouse must fit into an over-all corporate data architecture that may include legacy systems, operational data stores, enterprise data warehouses, and data marts. In addition, students are exposed to the different data mining techniques used by organizations to derive information from the data warehouse for strategic and long-term business decision making.