MBA609X Database Management Systems
U1P 2012 MBX
McVicker, Michael J.
Masters of Business AdministrationBachelor of Science
Classroom - Park Library as needed (By Appointment Only)
5:00 - 5:30 at Campus Classroom (Park Library this term as needed)
June 4 - July 29 2012
There are two textbooks required
for this course:
Concepts of Database Management, Sixth Edition
Course Technology/Cengage Learning, 2008
Authors: Philip J. Pratt and
Joseph J. Adamski
Also available as an eTextbook
from iChapter at:
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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MBA609 Database Management Systems:
This course explores the overall techniques used to design data bases and data
base management systems. Principles for determining database management
systems. Principles for determining database requirements, components and
architectures are addressed. Topics include data dictionaries; use of case
tools in developing databases; data integrity, security and privacy issues;
user interface; and innovative programming languages. A final project involving
the design of an actual corporate database is required.
It’s my duty as your instructor to
ensure students enrolled in an online course receive the same “educational
value” as those enrolled in a face-to-face presentation of the same course.
Whether you are enrolled in a face-to-face or online section of this course,
you will cover the same material, perform the same assignments, and be examined
on the same concepts.
In either setting, our focus is on
the Core Outcomes and Learning Objectives established for the course, and all
course activities are designed to help you attain those objectives. The biggest
difference is the way we go about these things. In an online section,
"Lectures" are in the form of written notes and/or PowerPoint
presentations; even so, they’re supplemented by outside reading assignments (textbooks,
articles, Web pages, etc.), just as they would be in a face-to-face classroom.
One of the most important aspects of
instructor-led learning is the ability to interact with the instructor and
other students in the class. Since online students are not together in the same
room, we accomplish this interaction using tools available in the online
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to track their
grade throughout the course.
Standards for each assignment will be
given in advance.
Grading weights are as follows:
based upon the following framework involving a potential of 1000 points for each
student premised upon the following components:
Grading points A= 1000-900 points, B=899-800, C=799-700, D=699-650, F=649-0
Lab Projects (7)
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Beginning with Week 1 the following
policy will be in effect for late assignments:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
A class week is defined as the period of time
between Monday and Sunday. The first week begins the first day of the semester
and ends midnight (Central Standard Time) the following Sunday. Assignments
scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed as specified in
the syllabus. Writing assignments and formal papers should be completed and
successfully submitted, postmarked, or faxed so that they are in my hands on
the due date.
Oracle Lab - detailed instructions provided in eCollege
Chapter 1: Introduction to Database Management
Chapter 1: Database Fundamentals. Download Oracle Express 11g Release 2 for Windows x32 - Oracle Express 11g Download
You will need to create an account using your email address and a password to download the free software.
Chapter 2: The Relational Model 1: Introduction, QBE, and Relational
Chapters 2 and 3: Installing and Creating a Database Using Oracle Express 11g for Windows x32. Connecting to Oracle.
Chapter 3: The Relational Model 2: SQL
Chapter 4: Querying a Database using SQL (Structured Query Language)
Chapter 4: The Relational Model 3: Advanced Topics
Chapter 4 Continued: Querying a Database using SQL (Structured Query Language)
Chapter 5: Database Design 1: Normalization
Chapter 5: Introduction to PL/SQL (Procedural Language for Structured Query Language)
Chapter 6: Database Design 2: Design Method
Chapter 5 Continued: Introduction to PL/SQL (Procedural Language for Structured Query Language)
Chapter 7: DBMS Functions
Final Term Project Due
Chapter 7: Backup and Recovery of Oracle
Chapter 8: Database Administration
Chapter 9: Database Management Approaches
Chapter 6: The Database Administrator
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I am a former Chief Information Officer (CIO)
for a telecommunications company in the Kansas City area. I have over 25 years
of IT experience in a diverse background of business. I have been in the
education, aviation, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and consulting fields.
I have several years of teaching and curriculum development experience at the
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