IS605 Data Management

for FAP 2007

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IS 605 Data Management


FAP 2007 DL


Kushan, Barbara


Senior Graduate Faculty of Management Information Systems


Ph.D. in Computer Education
M.S. in Computer Science
M.S.N.S. in Mathematics

Office Location

Parkville, MO Mabee 602  and Virtual Office online

Office Hours

On Campus by appointment; Virtual Office -- Noon to 9:00 p.m.

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Semester Dates

FAP 2007  August 20 - December 16, 2007

Class Days


Class Time


Credit Hours




1) Blaha, Michael.  Manager's Guide to Database Technology: Building and Purchasing Better Applications.  Prentice Hall, 2001. 
ISBN:  0-13-030418-2

2) Kroenke, David and David J. Auer.  Database Concepts, 3rd Edition.  Prentice Hall, 2008.  ISBN: 978-0-13-198625-1



Blaha's textbook cover

Kroenke Textbook- 3rd Edition Cover

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Course Description:
The concepts, principles, issues and techniques for managing corporate data resources and ensuring data integrity. Techniques for managing the design and development of large database systems including logical data models, concurrent processing, data distribution, database administration, data warehousing, data cleansing, and data mining. The basic SQL commands will be utilized.

Educational Philosophy:
I have always considered excellence in teaching as the most important goal of a faculty member. The "excellent teacher" prepares courses that involve students in their own learning and gives them the means to be life-long learners. This is especially important in a field that is changing as rapidly as management of information systems.  I believe that one learns by doing.  Therefore, I always provide practical experiences in my courses.  However, students have various learning styles and thus, it is important to use as many means as necessary to help them learn--especially material that is sequential knowledge and skills that form the foundation for the rest of their academic program.  I set high, though not unreasonable, standards for my students.  I make myself available to help all students with the will to learn to reach those standards. The high standards encourage them to seek the knowledge, the skills, and the self-discipline needed for success in their careers.  They also enter their career fields with the confidence that comes from knowing their abilities to achieve in those fields.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
  2. Explain the importance of databases in the business world and how data resources can be organized and managed to support effective information systems in organizations.
  3. Discuss the place of data/information/knowledge within any organization.
  4. Define file organizations, data structures, database processing, database management systems, and database development using the systems development process for information systems.
  5. Model organizational entities and have a working knowledge of database designs, particularly entity-relationships.
  6. Convert data models into normalized designs: first through fourth normal forms.
  7. Implement normalized designs using the relational database model.
  8. Demonstrate skill in Structure Query Language (SQL) and Query-by-Example (QBE).
  9. Demonstrate a basic level of competence with a relational database product.
  10. Distinguish between operational applications and analytical applications.
  11. Explain technical terms, for example, distributed processing, data warehousing, data cleansing, and data mining to non-technical managers.
  12. Evaluate emerging trends in database processing, including object-oriented databases, hybrid relational-object databases, open database connectivity, multimedia databases, and inter-organizational databases.
  13. Identify the role of database administration in an organization.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Students will be able to track their grade throughout the course.  Standards for each assignment will be given in advance.

Each student is responsible for:

  • Completing weekly Reading Assignments.
  • Submitting answers to Weekly Discussion Questions and performing a Peer Review on an answer submitted (other than your own).
  • Submitting Papers & Presentations (3 times).
  • Submitting answers to bi-weekly Lab Projects.
  • Submitting individual and group assignments for the Group Project bi-weekly.
  • Completing a Midterm Examination.
  • Completing a Final Examination.


Grading weights are as follows:

    Discussion Questions and Peer Review    (400 pts)   13.3%
    Papers & Presentations                  (400 pts)   13.4%
    Lab Projects                            (400 pts)   13.3%
    Group Project                           (900 pts)   30.0%
    Midterm Exam                            (300 pts)   10.0%
    Final Examination                       (600 pts)   20.0%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Work: Each week's work must be completed by the due dates of that week. Assignments received after this time will receive a 10% reduction in your score each day that your assignment is late.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
See attachment, IS605 Schedule, below.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 24-26


Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.

Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.

Park University 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 24-26

Attendance Policy:

Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences in excess of four (4) class periods, in a 16-week semester (or 2, in an 8-week term) will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Dean, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified by mail that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 28

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IS 605 Schedule


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