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BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
IS6146
Databases for Management Information Systems
To provide students with the concepts and skills required to analyze
organizational activities, information flows and to subsequently create the data models
and database systems required to support these activities.
COURSE OBJECTIVE:
LECTURES:
WGB G18
Wednesday 1pm-3pm
ASSESSMENT:
Continuous Assessment
Final Exam
50%
50%
LECTURER:
Dr. Rob Gleasure
Room 2.112 ORB
[email protected]
Ext. 2503
COURSE OUTLINE:
Data modelling is studied in its practical dimensions including database usage in enterprise
environments, advanced SQL skills, database configurations and applications, including distributed
databases, datamines and warehouses, database performance and performance improvement,
enterprise database systems, database administration.
Learning Objectives:
On completing this module students will be able to  Advanced SQL scripting within a RDMS.

Configure database applications to manage distributed databases, datamines and
warehouses

Employ RDMS administration techniques within large organisations to fine tune
organisational database systems to improve RDMS performance areas

Apply appropriate crash recovery and data integrity methods to ensure data consistency

Identify and emply data protection methods to meet an organisations security criterion.
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Essential Text

To be purchased from BIS - Oracle 10g Manual
Recommended Reading

Laudon, C. and Laudon, J. (2013) Managing Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm
(13th Edition), Pearson

http://www.oracleresources.com/

Ritchie, C. (2008) Database Principles and Design (Third Edition), Cengage Learning EMEA
Chapter 1 Accessible Online http://www.cengagebrain.co.uk/content/ritchie05409_1844805409_02.01_chapter01.pdf

Teorey, T. J. et al. (2011) Database Modeling and Design, Fifth Edition: Logical Design, Morgan
Kaufmann
Assessment
Continuous Assessment 50% 1.
Report (2,500 Word Count) due End January 10%
2.
Database Development Project due early March 15% (Group)
Written Examination 50%
Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and
including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where
work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted
from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall not be accepted.
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