2023-2024 / INFO0074-1

Computer science for economists and managers


40h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in economics and business management5 crédits 


Eddy Heins, Elise Vandomme

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

We are living in a world which is becoming more and more digital. Possessing IT skills is necessary for manager in today business environment.

This course has the following objectives:

  • The basic concepts of programming language and databases;
  • The development of web application (HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL);
  • The Excel part is composed of: basic usage, address, functions, graphs, and data analysis
  • The development of the project which is related to management.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

After this course, students will have developed different knowledge and skills:

  • have acquired the basics of programming and databases, in particular, web programming (HTML, CSS, PHP, and MySQL) in particular.
  • have aquired fundamental knowledge of Excel allowing students to use appropriate tools for particular needs and provide optimal solution for a particular problems. 

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Usage of a computer and standard software (operating system, mailing software, browser, office suite).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

  • The basis are explains trough examples.
  • Students have to solve exercicses and these are available on LOl@.
  • Students are invited to form groups of 5 students for the development of a project. It is scored.
  • An example with the same level as the project, is seen in the lessons and must be used for the project

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:


  • Both theoretical and practical lessons are given in person.
  • The use of a personal computer is recommanded during the lessons.
  • Follow up sessions are offered to students who have difficulty in the development of the project.

Recommended or required readings

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Written work / report

Other : Computer based exam

Additional information:

Final Exam: 15 marks (on 20)

  • On paper for programmation and databases part : 10 marks 
  • On computer for Excel : 5 marks
  • In the event of a score greater than or equal to 60% in either part, a partial exemption from that part may be granted for the second session, at the student's request.

Project: 5 marks (on 20)

  • groups of 5 students
  • the project must be submitted on LOl@ for a specific date given at the beginning of the course
  • the project note is kept in the second session with no possibility of improving it
  • the example seen in the course must be used as the basis for the project
  • the project instructions, available on LOl@, include cases which generate a zero for the group or for one or more members of the group



Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



  • Élise Vandomme N1a, office 304 Elise.Vandomme@uliege.be
  • Eddy Heins N1a, office 306 Eddy.Heins@uliege.be
  • Julie Jamar N1a, office 329 Julie.Jamar@uliege.be
  • Tanguy Baiwir N1a, office 302 Tanguy.Baiwir@uliege.be

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