BUSI201: Intermediate Business Computer Applications

11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/01/2024

Course Description

This laboratory experience offers the student a hands-on introduction to an electronic spreadsheet, a database program, and a presentation program. Upon this foundation, intermediate database and intermediate and advanced spreadsheet skills are taught. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on the integration of the applications as they are applied to personal and organizational tasks. This course provides the IT foundations that are applicable for all curriculums. (Formerly ISYS/CMIS 201)

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


This is a computer applications course designed to help the student understand the integration and use of spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Read & Interact Assignments (12)

The student will complete 12 Read & Interact assignments covering course concepts in a simulated environment. SIMnet lessons will be delivered through the SIMnet software and are integrated with the textbook materials. The grade is calculated based on completion of the “Let Me Try” simulation activities on each page of the lesson.

Project Assignments (13)

The student will complete 13 SIMnet Project Assignments. These projects are completed live in the relevant software application using a start file provided in SIMnet and uploaded into SIMnet for grading purposes. Submissions that do not originate from the student’s own SIMnet account or contain any information copied from another source will be blocked from submission. Only files where the entirety of the project was completed by the student will be able to be submitted. Projects may be corrected an unlimited number of times prior to the due date. The highest score earned prior to the due date will be counted. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: CIL 1 and 3, TSQR 1, 2, and 3.

Article Review Assignment

The student will submit a 3-page analysis of an article in current APA format (5 pages including Title Page and References) that cites an example of unethical behavior as related to corporate or an individual’s behavior in the use of data and/or manipulation of data. The analysis should include a summary of the article, the student’s analysis of the ethical problems presented in the article, and how the topic relates to a biblical worldview. The student must integrate at least 2 biblical references. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: CIL 2 and 5, TSQR 4.

Quizzes (4)

The student will complete 4 quizzes using SIMnet. These quizzes are open-book/open-notes and have a 1-hour time limit. The student may only attempt each quiz once. However, he/she may attempt each question up to 3 times.

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