This course introduces students to basic database design principles and applications, and the use of database technologies for the organization and management of large information systems. It focuses on development of data structures, data base design principles, relational structures, database testing and use, query language, as well as translating organizational needs into data base applications.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify and evaluate different types of database applications used by managers, consumers, marketing professionals, decision makers and others.
- Understand different data structures and sections of databases and how they relate to each other.
- Design and test an effective database for personal use.
- Use database software for entering data and creating reports.
- Use a query language to create actionable information.
- Translate an organization's information management problems into a database solution.
- Understand and critique emerging trends in database applications such as knowledge management and decision support.