Applied Cloud Computing for Enterprises (not offered)

BAN433 Applied Cloud Computing for Enterprises (not offered)

Autumn 2021

  • Topics

    Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database, storage, applications, and other IT resources over the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing.

    Driven by competition from born-in-the-cloud, innovative FinTech companies, and consumer demand for more efficient, customer-centered services, financial institutions around the globe are embracing the cloud. This course helps students build and validate basic cloud skills. The course covers four topics, including: cloud concepts, security, technology, and billing and pricing. We look at different deployment and service models, along with key cloud concepts and some use cases for cloud technology:

    1. Cost Management
    2. Web Applications
    3. Machine Learning
    4. NoSQL Database

    The course is based on the Amazon Web Services (AWS): AWS is the world's most comprehensive and widely adopted cloud platform.

    The course will also include a guest lecture from an international company where the students will be introduced to relevant business practices such as combining data science and cloud computing. 

  • Learning outcome

    Upon successful completion of the course, the students will have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of cloud computing and the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.


    • Understand what the cloud is  
    • Understand the key services on the AWS platform and their common use cases
    • Understand basic security and compliance aspects of the AWS platform and the shared security model



    • Define the billing, account management, and pricing models
    • Identify sources of documentation or technical assistance (eg, whitepapers, support tickets)
    • Describe basic / core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud

    General Competence - the student can learn about the fundamentals of the AWS Cloud, build cloud skills, and grow professional credibility as a cloud practitioner in business.

  • Teaching

    One-week intensive course with standard lectures and practices in AWS.

  • Recommended prerequisites

    A basic understanding of IT services is helpful

  • Requirements for course approval

    Mandatory attendance

  • Assessment

    Portfolio: a collection of artefacts produced at different stages across the course of study

  • Grading Scale


  • Computer tools


  • Literature

    Quentin, H. (2018, February 8). How Cloud Computing Is Changing Management The Havard Business Review. Retrieved from

    Overview of Amazon Web Services. (2019, July). Retrieved from


ECTS Credits
Teaching language

Not offered Spring 2021

Course responsible

Research Scholar Ziyuan Zhang, the Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication