BAN433 Applied Cloud Computing for Enterprises
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:
- Cost Management
- Web Applications
- Machine Learning
- 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.
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.
One-week intensive course with standard lectures and practices in AWS.
A basic understanding of IT services is helpful
Requirements for course approval
Portfolio: a collection of artefacts produced at different stages across the course of study
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
Spring. Last week of the Spring semester. Offered Spring 2020
Research Scholar Ziyuan Zhang, the Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication