Decision support systems job titles include consultant, technical consultant, systems analyst, systems developer, network administrator, management analyst, programmer analyst, project analyst, database developer, software developer, programming consultant, information manager, applications developer, and information management consultant, among many others.
A decision support analyst may conduct various types of specialized analyses including cost-benefit analyses, financial analyses, and feasibility studies. A decision support analyst documents analytical findings and conducts internal and external research, as well as supports managers by analyzing data and conducting analyses and summarizing the results in an understandable way to assist in decision making.
BIT 5594 Web-based Applications and E-commerce
Prerequisites: None; offered fall, spring, summer
BIT 5474: Computer-based Decision Support Systems
Prerequisites: None; offered fall
BIT 5495: Decision Support Systems Design & Implememtation
Prerequisites: BIT 5474; offered: spring
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