A prestigious university
has recently implemented a consolidation strategy that will require it
to centralize their student records. In order to move forward, the local
university will need to develop a data model that will retain student
records and perform various data extract transform and load (ETL)
processes. Imagine that you have been hired as a database consultant to
assist in the development of a data design strategy for the student
met with various university subject matter experts and have determined
the following after performing various business analysis processes:
groups are divided by core competencies that the university offers. For
example, there are groups such as the Art Faculty, Computer Technology
Faculty, Language Faculty, and Science Faculty. Each faculty member has
an assigned Dean and is designated to teach at one particular campus and
school. They are able to teach as many courses as required.
are categorized by course code and title. Certain courses have
prerequisites and the university has asked for this to be cataloged as
are various schools within each campus. For example, the Los Angeles
campus holds the following schools: School of Science, School of Law,
and School of Computer Technology. Additionally, each school offers
different professional study programs such as Forensic Computer Science,
Marine Biology, Business Management, and Civil Engineering to name a
study path for students requires that they be enrolled in a specific
professional study program. The professional study program requires the
students to complete a specific set of core courses. The university also
requires that an online grade book be available. The online grade book
should show grades awarded to students for specific courses and the term
they completed the course.
- The university identifies each student by his or her name, date of birth, social, and professional study program.
Using these findings, write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
the university’s requirements and provide a proposal to organize all
the required data elements. The proposal should include the following:
- Provide an Entity Relationship Model (ERM) that will describe the data structure that will store all data elements. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
any assumptions or limitations for each relationship. For example,
professors are able to teach more than one course or students can only
be enrolled in one program.
- Create the primary key and foreign keys using a UML Class diagram for each table.
at least four (4) types of business intelligence reports that could
help the university in course management, student enrollment, or
historical tracking. Support your answer by providing specific business
functions that these reports could assist executives of the university.
an alternative for development of the database, you are considering
outsourcing the functions above. Research the Internet and other media
sources for vendors who develop registrar and school management database
three (3) vendors that developed and are employing efficient registrar
and school management database systems and support your reasons to
choose from one (1) of these three (3) vendors.
and contrast the key aspects that each system offers. Examples of
system aspects include but not limited to cloud based, pricing model,
open source, etc.
- Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA
or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s
name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover
page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment
charts or diagrams created in Excel, Visio, MS Project, or one of their
equivalents such as Open Project, Dia, and OpenOffice. The completed
diagrams / charts must be imported into the Word document before the
paper is submitted.