Computer application in economic analysis

Paper Code: 
ECO 324(B - T)
Credits: 
4
Contact Hours: 
60.00
Objective: 

This module is design based on paper Computer Application in Economic Analysis theory.

12.00
Unit I: 
Introduction to Computers and Peripherals
  • Basic components of computer-CPU, input and output devices: keyboard, mouse, scanner, VDU, printers, primers plotters.
  • Types of computers and their applications, hardware, software and firmware.
  • Generations of programming languages and their applications.

 

12.00
Unit II: 
Introduction to Operating System and Networking
  • Introduction to operating system, types and versions of operating system.
  • Components of the windows operating system: desktop, menus, taskbar, control panel, accessories.
  • Introduction to networking communication, goals of network, types of network, network topologies.
  • Introduction to internet, applications of internet, use of internet in research.

 

12.00
Unit III: 
Data Management tools
  • MS-excel basics, functions, charts, sorting data, filtering data, macros, pivot table.
  • Introduction to DBMS, definitions, role, purpose and advantages of databases, basic concepts of data, information, file, record, tables and relationships.

 

12.00
Unit IV: 
Overview of E-Commerce
  • Introduction to e-commerce, e-commerce business models, security in e-commerce.
  • E-payment systems: credit cards, e-cash, e-wallet, introduction to secure electronic transaction (SET).
  • E-security: introduction, concepts, challenges and threats for e-security, solutions: cryptography, digital signatures, authentication, digital certificates, and secure socket layer.
12.00
Unit V: 
Economics and Banking
  • Introduction, definition, concept, need of e-banking.
  • Forms of e-banking: electronic banking, PC banking, Internet banking, remote banking, mobile banking.
  • Introduction, concepts, components of wireless banking, risk management.
  • Introduction to cyber crime and cyber law.
Essential Readings: 

1. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Techniques and Applications, Prentice Hall

2.  Rajaraman, V. (1996), Fundamentals of Computers, Prentice Hall of India, New    Delhi.

 

References: 

 

     1.  Sanders D.H. (1988), Computers Today, McGram Hill (3rd Edition) Intrilligator, M.D. (1978), Economic Models.

  1. Wood, M.B. (1983), Introduction Computer Security, Broadman Associates, Delhi.