Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

IT Management
Study: Bachelor in Finance and Accounting (201)

Coordinating teacher: VALLS FERRAN, JOSE MARIA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
- To learn the basic concepts on Computer Management - To understand the concept of information and its representation for automated processing - To understand the fundamentals of relational databases - To learn about information systems and their relationship with financial and business management - To know the communication systems in business management - To know the features of the decision support systems - To understand the elements involved in database design and use - To understand the importance of communications, notably the Internet, in business management - To understand how decision support systems may help increasing the competitiveness of a company - To use Internet technologies for management - To apply decision support systems to corporate decision problems - To apply database knowledge to analysis, design and implementation of a relational database - To acquire the ability to operate office applications related to this field - To acquire the ability to analyze and evaluate reports generated by office applications - To be able to evaluate the usefulness of information systems - To be able to evaluate the usefulness of decision support systems
Description of contents: programme
Theoretical content: Unit 1. General Concepts in Computing 1.Introduction. General Concepts 2.History of Computers 3. Hardware. 4.Communications and Computer networks 5. Software. Algorithms and Programs 6. Programming Languages Unit 2. Structure of Information and its Representation 1. Introduction 2. Data codification. Numerical and alphanumerical systems. 3. Data and Data Types. Arithmetic and boolean operations 4. Data Structures. Single and Structured Data Unit 3. Applications for Computational Management 1. Introduction 2. Text processors, Presentations and web editing tools, Spreadsheets 3. Macro programming Unit 4. Databases 1. Data Management 2. Concept of database 3. Database management systems 4. Database design 5. The relational model 6. Decision Support Systems. Multidimensional Databases. Unit 5. Communications and networks in business management 1. Telecommunicacion systems and transmission networks 2. Network bases office systems 3. Security in networking, Electronic Commerce Applied content: Application of Spreadsheets. Macro Programming. Databases, design and implementation.
Learning activities and methodology
The theoretical content will be lectured in the theoretical classes (main group) and by professor guidance in the practical classes. Due to the special situation caused by COVID-19, during this semester the teaching will be bimodal. That means that the theory classes will be online and the practical classes will be face-to-face. Theory classes will be oriented towards acquisition of informatics required for the student's professional development. Practical classes will be oriented towards guided incremental acquisition of use and application of spreadsheets and databases. The 6 ECTS credits detailed allocation to different activities can be found in the weekly work schedule that can be downloaded from this page.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70
Additional Bibliography
  • JACKSON, Mary,. Advanced Modelling in Finance using Excel and VBA. John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated. 2004

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.