Business Intelligence and Data Visualizations


The purpose of this course is to give students thorough understanding of business intelligence (BI) and reporting as well as data visualization techniques used in modern business applications. The first part of the course will focus on general overview of BI, types of visualizations and BI applications in Tableau. In the second part, we will switch to Power BI from Microsoft which is a related but somewhat different BI platform. We will learn about DAX, data visualizations and storytelling with Power BI as well as its differences with Tableau.


Finally, we will consider Python programming capabilities for data visualization including a brief overview of Matplotlib, Seaborn, Bokeh, and D3.js. Theoretical material will be supplemented by a large number of short empirical exercises.