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MGMT 392 : Database Management

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Database Management
Database systems are powerful, complex facilities for managing data. The advent of database management systems for personal computers in the 1980s moved database management into the hands of everyday users from all segments of the population. This course presents the fundamental concepts of database management. It covers key topics related to any database management system, including database models, database design and implementation, database management systems functions, and database management approaches.

The course presents a vast array of topics related to database management. The primary objective of this course is to allow students to gain an appreciation for data as an organizational resource by introducing students to the varying ideas of databases and databases design, with a focus on the relational model.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to do the following:

1. Describe fundamental data and database concepts.

2. Describe a database management system (DBMS), and identify its main components, and functions.

3. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of data processing.

4. Recognize the key steps in designing a database and understand the database development process.

5. Compare and contrast the relational database model with other database models.

6. Demonstrate an understating of Structured Query Language (SQL).

7. Discuss basic database concepts such as functional dependence, referential integrity and primary keys.

8. Outline entity types and sub-types and associated characteristics.

9. Discuss the need for database administration.

10. Differentiate the database management approaches.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
• Introduction to Database Management • The Relational Model – Query by Example (QBE) and Relational Algebra • Structured Query Language (SQL) • Database Design – Normalization • Database Design Methods • Database Management Systems Functions • Database Administration • Database Management Approaches
Michele Reed - 2/12/2015
Peter O’Reilly - 2/12/2015
Aaron Glassman - 2/12/2015
Bobby McMasters
1-5 Bachelor of Science in Technical Management Employ supervisory and management skills needed to effectively lead and support
others within a team environment across business functions. (BSTM PO-1)

2. Apply research to solve business problems and communicate the results effectively. (BSTM PO2)

3. Analyze and evaluate business functions and processes, identify needs, and structure business approaches using problem-solving, critical thinking, and established methodologies and standards. (BSTM PO-3)

4. Know key principles of business and management disciplines and their business applications; and the possible interrelationships to technical management practices especially in the field of aviation and aerospace. (BSTM PO-4)

5. Demonstrate a proficiency in identifying and solving problems related to the specialty areas of Information Systems, Information Security, Project Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Engineering Science, or Occupational Safety and Health knowledge and the interrelationships to business and technical management practices. (BSTM PO-5)
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