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Course Outlines

BSYS 2061

Business Data Management with MS Access 2019 for Windows

School School of Business + Media
Program PTS
Course Credits 3
Minimum Passing Grade 50%
Start Date September 13, 2021
End Date December 06, 2021
Total Hours 36
Total Weeks 12
Hours/Weeks 3
Delivery Type Lecture/Lab
Pre-requisites BSYS 1000 or BSYS 1001 or BSYS 1005
CRN 40272

Acknowledgement of Territories

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam).

Instructor Details

Name Anurag Pandey
E-mail Instructor to provide
Location SE 06 - 336
Office Hours Instructor to provide

Course Description

​​In an information-based society, understanding data management is vital. The backbone of the Internet, Cloud Computing, and Business Intelligence are relational database management systems. The use and manipulation of data is the key to utilize business information to create a competitive advantage. This course introduces relational database management systems, data modeling, and artificial intelligence. Students will use Microsoft Access, a relational database management system, to create data models and build data applications. An introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning tools and models will also be included in the course.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain when and why a database should be created.
  • Understand and Use database terminology.
  • Construct a database using a relational database management system.
  • Design and modify tables.
  • Explain and illustrate the data modeling process using normalization.
  • Build table relationships to meet business requirements.
  • Create single table and multiple-table based forms.
  • Search, modify, and analyze data using queries.
  • Create and customize reports to summarize and gain insights into data.
  • Export/Import data in various formats such as csv and xlsx.
  • Describe Machine Learning (ML) concepts and algorithms.
  • Conduct ML experiments using MS Azure cloud platform.
  • Describe the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).
  • Compare various prediction models such as regression and classification.
  • Carry out ML experiments using dataset preparation, training, and testing modules.

Learning Resources

New Perspectives Microsoft Office 365 & Access 2019 ComprehensiveBy: Mark Shellman; Sasha Vodnik

ISBN 0357392728,Price - $80.95 list

BCIT Bookstore link:

Textbook is mandatory. Please ensure that you have the textbook before the start of class.

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria % Comments
Lab Assignments20
Chapter - Quizzes20
Mid Term Exam30
Final Exam30

Course Schedule and Assignments

WeekDaysTopicLab Assignment
1Monday, September 13, 2021Module 1 --- Creating a DatabaseAs Assigned
2Monday, September 20, 2021Module 2 --- Building Database & Defining Table RelationshipsAs Assigned
3Monday, September 27, 2021Module 3 --- Maintaining and Querying a DatabaseAs Assigned
4Monday, October 04, 2021Module 4 --- Creating Form and ReportsAs Assigned
Monday, October 11, 2021NO Class on Thanksgiving Day
5Monday, October 18, 2021Review (Chapter 1 to 4)As Assigned
6Monday, October 25, 2021MID TERM EXAM
7Monday, November 01, 2021
Module 5 --- Creating Advanced Queries
As Assigned
8Monday, November 08, 2021Module 6 --- Creating Custom FormsAs Assigned
9Monday, November 15, 2021Module 7 --- Creating Custom ReportsAs Assigned
10Monday, November 22, 2021Module 9 --- Using Action QueriesAs Assigned
11Monday, November 29, 2021Artificial Intelligence --- IntroductionAs Assigned
12Monday, December 06, 2021FINAL EXAM

BCIT Policy

Any student who needs special assistance in the event of a medical emergency or building evacuation (either because of a disability or for any other reason) should promptly inform their course instructor(s) and Accessibility Services of their personal circumstances.

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Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion is a supportive resource for both students and employees of BCIT, to foster a respectful learning and working environment. Any student who feels that they are experiencing discrimination or harassment (personal or human rights-related) can confidentially access this resource for advice and support. Please see Policy 7507 – Harassment and Discrimination and accompanying procedure.

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Guidelines for School of Business + Media

Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three (3) attempts at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts may not be eligible to graduate from their respective program.

Regular attendance in lectures and labs is seen as integral to student success, therefore, attendance in class is monitored. Unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for this course may result in the assignment of a failing grade. Attendance may be taken at any time during class. A student not present for attendance will be marked absent. A student who leaves class for a period of time deemed excessive by the instructor may be considered absent regardless of whether they are present when attendance is taken.

In case of illness or other unavoidable absence, students must communicate with the instructor, or the appropriate Program Head, as soon as possible (preferably in advance) indicating the reason for the absence. Students who are seeking accommodation for a medical absence must have a BCIT-approved medical certificate ). For other absences, students must be prepared to provide appropriate supporting documentation.

A student who has unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for the course by the Withdrawal Deadline is considered to have ‘Vanished’ and will be assigned a grade of ‘V’. In these cases, no further work will be graded.

These requirements are set out in accordance with BCIT Policy 5101 Student Regulations. More information regarding withdrawals from PTS courses is available at


I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
Anurag Pandey, Instructor
August 25, 2021

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed.
Juan Azmitia, Program Head
August 31, 2021

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
Phil Ramer, Associate Dean
August 31, 2021

Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.