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Modern Data Management

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Zachary Lipton,


Undergraduate Business


Business Technologies

Course Description

The objective of this course is to learn how to manage data for making critical business decisions. "Data Management" in this course includes both the analysis of various sizes and types of data and their synthesis into fact-based, data-driven recommendations. The course teaches the use of advanced functions in Excel, the abstraction and representation of business situations as entity relationship diagrams, the transformation of such diagrams into database schemata, and the use of Structured Query Language to manipulate cloud-based databases. By the end of this course students should be able to analyze data of varying sizes with varying tools and synthesize clear business recommendations. Our goal is to impart fundamental analytical skills that allow our students to exploit the data rich business environment of today. There will be a large number of in-class, hands-on exercises throughout the course to familiarize you with these topics. Be prepared to bring your laptops. No specific computer skills are required.


Lecture: 160min/wk