Information and Operations Management USC Marshall School of Business IOM 402 Business Information Systems—Database Applications Professor Wayne Wilmeth BRI 401J [email protected] 213.821-1615 Who should take the course? Anyone going into business. If you are going into the field of information systems you will need to know how to design, maintain, and administrate a database. If you are going into accounting or finance, you will need to know how to analyze data stored in a database. If you are going into a managerial role, you will need to know what databases are capable of in order to request the information you need from the people who know how to use them. And lastly, if you intend to run your own small business or are running a division within a larger corporation, you will probably utilize a desktop database to monitor your activities. Course objectives Construct and relate tables. Create a user interface to input data through the use of forms and macros. Create reports to output data in a meaningful and useful manner. Construct queries to filter and mathematically manipulate data. Key concepts Understanding relational database theory. Analyzing a business’s structure and constructing a relational database appropriate for their business model. Performing extractions and mathematical operations on data in an effort to monitor and analyze business activities and needs. Course description Through lectures and labs, students will learn how to design, develop, and utilize the desktop databases that business employ in their reporting and decision making endeavors. Using Microsoft Access, students will learn hands-on the basics of normalizing a database, creating and relating tables, creating user interfaces through the use of forms and macros, extracting and mathematically manipulating information through queries, and creating business reports. The course consists of weekly instructor led database assignments and a final database projected developed by the student.