Main Campus · Richards College of Business · Management
Fund of Computer Applications
- Fall 2020
- Section 06D
- 3 Credits
- 08/12/2020 to 12/05/2020
- Modified 08/09/2020
An introduction to management information systems that focuses on emerging technologies and examines how programs such as Microsoft Office can be used in making business decisions. There is a heavy emphasis on Excel as students format and modify worksheets, use advanced formulas, and create charts and pivot tables. Requires overall GPA of 2.0.
GPA 2.00 or above required 2.0
Instructor: Mr Philip Reaves
- Email: [email protected]
- Office: Miller 2323
- Phone: 6788394772
- Tuesday, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Miller 2323
- Please remember to wear a mask and observe social distancing guidelines.
- Online via Google Meet
- Send me an email and we will schedule a time to meet virtually via Goole Meet.
All instruction for this course, including exams, will be delivered online.
Computer and Internet Access
You must have access to a good working computer with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Excel is a major component of this class. In addition, it is expected that you have access to reliable internet to download, complete, and turn in assignments.
For this course you are required to complete all assignments using Microsoft Office. If you do not have Office, Microsoft provides every student Office 365 for free. Get your license for Office 365 here.
- Students will learn basic and intermediate concepts in Excel and demonstrate an ability to create basic Excel spreadsheets.
- Students will learn essential skills designed to help make them more successful during their studies in the RCOB.
- Students will be introduced to basic concepts and terminology associated with the different majors in the RCOB.
Exams- Each exam will include two parts. The first part will be a multiple-choice exam made up of between 40 and 50 questions. The second part will be an Excel-based project. If you miss an exams will be graded as a zero unless you notify me beforehand and provide appropriate documentation. Acceptable excuses are a team sport with proof or a sickness with documentation.
Graded Assignments- Six graded assignments will be required during the semester. If you do not turn in an assignment before the deadline, it will be graded as a zero, again, unless you notify me beforehand and provide appropriate documentation.
There will be six graded assignments throughout the semester.
|A||100 to 90|
|B||89 to 80|
|C||79 to 70|
|D||69 to 60|
|F||59 and below|
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