2023-2024 / INFO9017-1

Database for management


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in business engineering (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Siamak Khayyati

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Introduction to database management systems and to data organization. The focus of the course is first on: - how and why structure large data sets, - different data types and key attributes, - how to conceive entity-relationship models, - how to write basic and advanced queries in SQL - how to apply the theoretical concepts in practice (MySQL DBMS) - how to exploit a DBMS from an external application and especially from websites (through PhP)
Some other forms of DBMS and some related concepts are also introduced: noSQL database, blockchain and centralised immutable ledgers, atomicity and parallelism, data warehouse, ERP systems...
A large part of the course is dedicated to practice through examples and a project.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit


  • Strategy: This course will help students to analyze a context and to identify data in order to solve a management problem with DBMS
  • Strategy: Identification and appropriate use of knowledge, theoretical, methodological and technical tools
  • Strategy: Proposal of a relevant strategy / action plan
  • Implementation: Organization and adherence to planning
  • Implementation: Consideration of the multidisciplinary dimension; especially management and digital questions
  • Implementation: Appropriate use of analytical tools and data in implementation.
  • Implementation: Ethical position in one's recommendations and practices
  • Quality and Performance Control: Use of data and analytical tools for performance monitoring
  • Quality and Performance Control: Proposal of ways of improvement based on the analysis of performance data
  • Communication: Oral and written communication in a foreign language
  • Communication: Taking into account multicultural dimensions in one's communications
  • Adaptability: Scientific integrity and critical thinking
  • Adaptability : Team spirit and taking responsibility
  • Adaptability : Autonomy - entrepreneurial spirit
  • Adaptability : Curiosity  and  creativity

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Compulsory: - programming skills. - the course INFO0076 or courses with an equivalent content.    (https://www.programmes.uliege.be/cocoon/20212022/cours/INFO0076-1.html)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Theory is immediately illustrated by small examples.   Students perform exercises on computer during the lectures.  The students work in group on a real life project.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face to face.

Recommended or required readings

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

Group project. Peer evaluation taken into account. Oral defense.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Association of one or more MOOCs