The course is designed to improve the understanding of - and develop skills in - the design and implementation of business databases using database management systems (DBMS). Emphasis is on the practical aspects of database design and development. Topics include conceptual design of database systems using the entity-relationship (ER) model, logical design and normalization, physical design, and the relational database model with SQL as a language for creating and manipulating database objects. There is a significant hands-on use of DBMS technology and its use in systems design and implementation. Class Notes: S 307 : P - BUS-K 303 or BUS-K 304 with a grade of C or better Students must enroll in this course by the end of week 1 of the term and attend by class #3 in week 2; no eADDs will be accepted. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: BUS-K 303 or BUS-K 304 with a grade of C or higher.