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NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

COURSE CODE :MBA 758

COURSE TITLE: DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

COURSE GUIDE MBA 758 DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Course Writer Gerald C. Okereke Eco Communications Inc. Lagos Ikeja Mr. E. Eseyin National Open University of Nigeria Dr. O. J. Onwe National Open University of Nigeria Bimbola, E.U. Adegbola National Open University of Nigeria

Course Editor Programme Leader Course Coordinator

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

National Open University of Nigeria Headquarters 14/16 Ahmadu Bello Way Victoria Island Lagos Abuja Office 5, Dar es Salaam Street Off Aminu Kano Crescent Wuse II, Abuja Nigeria e-mail: centralinfo@nou.edu.ng URL: www.nou.edu.ng Published by

National Open University of Nigeria Printed 2009 ISBN: 978-058-331-9 All Rights Reserved

CONTENTS

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Introduction………………………………………………………… Course Aim………………………………………………………… Course Objectives………………………………………………….. Course Materials………………………………………………….. Study Units……………………………………………….………… Assignment File ………………………………………………….. Assessment………………………………………………………… Credit Units ……………………………………………………….. Presentation Schedule ………………………………………………. Course Overview …………………………………………………..

MBA 758

DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Introduction
This course, Database Management System (DBMS), is a course designed in the pursuit of a degree in Masters Degrees in business, finance, marketing and related fields of study. It is also a course that can be studied by Postgraduate Diploma students in business, sciences and education. This course is relevant to students studying business because information/data form the foundation of any business enterprise. Thus a thorough understanding of how to manipulate, design and manage databases. This course is primarily to be studied by students who are already graduates or post graduates in any field of study. Students who had not had exposure to computer science in their first degrees need to put in extra effort to grasp this course properly. This course guide takes you through the nature of the course, the materials you are going to use and how you are to use materials to your maximum benefit. It is expected that at least two hours should be devoted to the study of each course unit. For each unit there assessments in the form of tutor-marked assignment. You are advised carry out the exercises immediately after studying the unit. There will be tutorial lectures to organized for this course. This serves as an avenue to interact with course instructors who will communicate more clearly with you regarding the course. You are advised to attend the tutorial lectures because it will enhance your understanding of the course. Note that it is also through these tutorial lectures that you will submit your tutor-marked assignment and be assessed accordingly.

Course Aim
Behind the development and design of this course is to know how to design, manipulate and manage databases. The course participants are exposed to the various forms, types and models of database systems to enable them make viable choices. Supportive and complimentary concepts of managing data and documents are thoroughly examined to give a wholesome view of data/information management. The ultimate aim is to encourage the usage of database management systems for effective data management.

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MBA 758

DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Course Objectives
The following are the major objectives of this course: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • define a Database Management System give a description of the Database Management structure define a Database define basic foundational terms of Database understand the applications of Databases know the advantages and disadvantages of the different models compare relational model with the Structured Query Language (SQL) know the constraints and controversies associated with relational database model. know the rules guiding transaction ACID identify the major...
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