Introductory Relational Database Design for Business, with Microsoft Access – eBook


  • Authors: Jonathan Eckstein, Bonnie R. Schultz
  • File Size: 5 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication Date: November 9, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B077BLT6TZ
  • ISBN-10: 1119329418, 1119329442
    ISBN-13: 9781119329411, 9781119329442


Relational databases represent one of the most pervasive and enduring forms of information technology. Yet most textbooks covering relational database design undertake a sophisticated extensive, sophisticated computer science background. There are textbooks on relational database software tools like Microsoft Access that undertake less background, but they emphasize primarily on details of the user interface, with insufficient coverage of the basic design issues of how to structure databases. Budding out of Professor Jonathan Eckstein’s twenty years’ experience teaching courses on management information systems (MIS) at Rutgers Business School, this ebook fills this gap in the literature by presenting a rigorous introduction to relational databases for readers without previous programming or computer science experience.

Relational Database Design for Business, with Microsoft Access, (PDF) helps readers to quickly develop a detailed, practical understanding of relational database design. It takes a real-world approach, step-by-step, using application examples from finance and business every step the way. Thus, readers learn to think concretely about database design and how to address issues that commonly arise when developing and manipulating relational databases. By the time they finish the last chapter, students will have the skills and knowledge needed to construct relational databases with dozens of tables. They will also be able to construct complete Microsoft Access applications around such databases.  This text:

  • Transitions swiftly from conceptual fundamentals to advanced design techniques
  • Takes a hands-on approach using several real-world examples drawn from the worlds of finance, business, and more
  • Gets readers up and running, fast, with the skills they need to deploy and develop relational databases with Microsoft Access
  • Leads readers gradually through data management and design, multiple tables, relational database theory, and the likely relationships between them, Microsoft Access features such as navigation and forms, formulating questions in SQL, and normalization

Introductory Relational Database Design for Business, with Microsoft Access is the ultimate guide for graduate and undergraduate students in financé, business, and data analysis without prior experience in database design. While Microsoft Access is it’s key “hands-on” learning vehicle, most of the skills in this text are convertible to other relational database software such as MySQL.

NOTE: The product only includes the ebook, Introductory Relational Database Design for Business, with Microsoft Access in PDF. Access codes or software is NOT included.