1. BASIC PRINCIPLES - history of computer science and information technology
- theoretical concepts: hardware and software, computer architecture, binary
representation, logic Boolean circuits, networks, Internet and World Wide Web.
2. OPERATIVE SYSTEM AND FILE MANAGEMENT - the operative system and the command
line interface: data organization and file management: printers: email
3. SPREADSHEETS - graphical interface; documents, basic row/column operations,
formats, formulae, producing diagrams; using a spreadsheet for statistical
4. DATABASES - theoretical framework: definitions, data and information,
information representation, relations, classification and cardinality - working
with databases: tables, keys, queries, filters and masks, creating reports.
5. PROGRAMMING BASICS - programming languages, efficiency, modularity,
readability - structural programming: variables, statements, code blocks,
loops, conditional statements, functions - the World Wide Web and the mark-up
languages: HTML and CSS stylesheets, elementary notions about creation and
modification of web pages.
6. APPLICATIONS - The general theoretical topics will be integrated by lectures
about some common tasks in economic analysis and management accounting and
their completion by means of the acquired computer skills. For instance: using
a spreadsheet for descriptive statistics and regression analysis, or for
working with balance sheets, exercises on database creation and usage.