Intermediate Business Computer Applications – BUSI 201

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

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)


INFT 110 or INFT 111 or (INFT Excel Test with a score of 5 and INFT PowerPoint Test with a score of 5 and INFT Word Test with a score of 5)


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

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Create an effective spreadsheet, presentation, and database that display an awareness of the audience.
  2. Create intermediate functions in an electronic worksheet, displaying a basic understanding of logic and its application to problem solving.
  3. Integrate data using a spreadsheet and a database program.
  4. Analyze spreadsheets and databases according to industry best practices.
  5. Integrate the use of technology within a biblical worldview.

General Education Foundational Skill Learning Outcomes: Technological Solutions and Qualitative Reasoning

TSQR 1: Analyze data and inform action through a structured method.

TSQR 2: Predict the output based on an input in practical scenarios using technological solutions and/or quantitative reasoning.

TSQR 3: Apply the skills needed for successful financial stewardship in various contexts.

TSQR 4: Relate technology and quantitative reasoning to participation in God’s redemptive work.

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 Module/Week 1.

SIMnet Lessons

The student will complete 12 SIMnet lesson 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.

SIMnet Projects

The student will complete 13 SIMnet Projects. 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

The student will submit a 3-page analysis of an article 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.

Tests (4)

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