Course

Excel for Business

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Computing Studies & Information Systems
Course Code
CSIS 1190
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course gives students a brief introduction to information technology concepts before concentrating on essential Excel topics used in the business world. Information technology concepts covered include searching the Internet efficiently, managing files/folders, and computer security and backup. Excel topics include the basic fundamentals to advanced functionality, such as what-if analysis and macros. Word processing, database, and presentation software will be used as tools for presenting finished projects and assignments.
Note: Students who have received credit for CSIS 1110 or CSIS 1140 cannot receive additional credit for CSIS 1190.
Course Content
  1. Operating system concepts – finding files and organizing folders, using utilities such as backup and firewall
  2. Browser and search-engine concepts – efficient and advanced searching techniques
  3. Word processing and Presentation software concepts – basic features and functions to produce quality business reports, memos and presentations
  4. Excel concepts
    • basic: worksheet environment, navigation, formatting, entering data/formulas, editing
    • intermediate: cell references, recalculating formulas, designing templates, "what if" analysis, charts and graphs
    • advanced: financial functions, specialized functions, table lookup, pivot tables and pivot charts, multisheet workbooks, importing from other sources, data forms, dashboards and templates, macros
    • application: creating a complete, working project that could be deployed and implemented in a business environment
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture, seminar, demonstration, and hands-on exercises.

Means of Assessment

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy.

Assignments/Labs (min 3)  10-30%
Term Tests (min 3) 30-45%
Final Examination* 30-40%
Total 100%

* Practical hands-on computer exam

In order to pass the course, students must, in addition to receiving an overall course grade of 50%, also achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined weighted examination components (including quizzes, tests, exams).

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:

  1. Use operating system software to manage files/folders, perform computer backups and ensure the computer environment is secure;
  2. Use client browser software and search engines to efficiently search for resources on the Internet;
  3. Use Word Processing software to produce business standard reports that include a Title Page, Table of Content, various body options and Work Citations;
  4. Use Presentation software to produce business standard presentations;
  5. Describe the main features and functions of Excel;
  6. Use computers as a tool to solve Excel business problems, i.e. analyze a problem, develop the appropriate Excel application, and test the Excel solution;
  7. Use built-in functions in Excel;
  8. Produce charts and graphs in Excel;
  9. Demonstrate the correct usage of forecasting and what-if analysis in Excel;
  10. Use advanced Excel features such as Pivot tables and charts; multiple spreadsheet development and macros.
Textbook Materials

Poatsy, Mulbery, Davidson & Grauer, Exploring Microsoft Excel 2016 Comprehensive, latest edition, Pearson Educational

or other textbooks as approved by the department

Requisites

Prerequisites

Pre-Calculus 11 (C or better) or Foundations of Math 11 (C or better) or MATU 0410 (C or better) or FINC 1231 (C or better) or approved substitute OR currently active in: 

PDD International Business Management

PBD Finance

PDD Financial Planning

 

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for CSIS 1190
Athabasca University (AU) AU CMIS 2XX (3)
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO BUS 140 (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU BCPT 123 (3) or CAPU TOUR 149 (3)
College of New Caledonia (CNC) No credit
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR OFAD 181 (1.5)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) No credit
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) NVIT BUSM 1XX (3)
North Island College (NIC) NIC BUS 170 (3)
Okanagan College (OC) No credit
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) No credit
University Canada West (UCW) UCW COMP 1XX (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CIS 1XX (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC CSC 1XX (1.5)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU QUME 185 (3)

Course Offerings

Summer 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
22796
Tue
09-May-2022
- 10-Aug-2022
09-May-2022
10-Aug-2022
Tan
William
Full
CSIS 1190 001 - Students in ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP programs please note: As of September 2014, CSIS 1190 is now the requirement for your program replacing CSIS 1110.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190. Registering in both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190, either concurrently or sequentially, will affect student loan status. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Chiong at: chiongs@douglascollege.ca

CSIS 1190 is now a program requirement for ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP credentials.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N5111
9:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
22797
Wed
09-May-2022
- 10-Aug-2022
09-May-2022
10-Aug-2022
Tan
William
Waitlist
CSIS 1190 002 - Students in ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP programs please note: As of September 2014, CSIS 1190 is now the requirement for your program replacing CSIS 1110.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190. Registering in both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190, either concurrently or sequentially, will affect student loan status. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Chiong at: chiongs@douglascollege.ca

CSIS 1190 is now a program requirement for ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP credentials.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
34
1
1
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N5111
9:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
22892
Tue
09-May-2022
- 10-Aug-2022
09-May-2022
10-Aug-2022
Ng
Jim-Mee
Open
CSIS 1190 008 - Students in ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP programs please note: As of September 2014, CSIS 1190 is now the requirement for your program replacing CSIS 1110.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190. Registering in both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190, either concurrently or sequentially, will affect student loan status. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Chiong at: chiongs@douglascollege.ca

CSIS 1190 is now a program requirement for ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP credentials.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
27
8
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N5109
9:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
23001
Thu
09-May-2022
- 10-Aug-2022
09-May-2022
10-Aug-2022
Caldwell
Rhyon
Open
CSIS 1190 004 - Students in ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP programs please note: As of September 2014, CSIS 1190 is now the requirement for your program replacing CSIS 1110.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190. Registering in both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190, either concurrently or sequentially, will affect student loan status. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Chiong at: chiongs@douglascollege.ca

CSIS 1190 is now a program requirement for ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP credentials.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
32
3
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N6109
15:30 - 18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
23200
Sat
09-May-2022
- 10-Aug-2022
09-May-2022
10-Aug-2022
Parnami
Shveta
Waitlist
CSIS 1190 070 - This section is a Saturdays.

Students in ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP programs please note: As of September 2014, CSIS 1190 is now the requirement for your program replacing CSIS 1110.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190. Registering in both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190, either concurrently or sequentially, will affect student loan status. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Chiong at: chiongs@douglascollege.ca

CSIS 1190 is now a program requirement for ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP credentials.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
31
4
1
Days
Building
Room
Time
Sat
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N6105
13:00 - 15:50
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
23221
Mon
09-May-2022
- 10-Aug-2022
09-May-2022
10-Aug-2022
Caldwell
Rhyon
Full
CSIS 1190 006 - Students in ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP programs please note: As of September 2014, CSIS 1190 is now the requirement for your program replacing CSIS 1110.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190. Registering in both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190, either concurrently or sequentially, will affect student loan status. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Chiong at: chiongs@douglascollege.ca

CSIS 1190 is now a program requirement for ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP credentials.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N5107
14:30 - 17:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
23580
Wed
09-May-2022
- 10-Aug-2022
09-May-2022
10-Aug-2022
Ng
Jim-Mee
Open
CSIS 1190 007 - Students in ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP programs please note: As of September 2014, CSIS 1190 is now the requirement for your program replacing CSIS 1110.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190. Registering in both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190, either concurrently or sequentially, will affect student loan status. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Chiong at: chiongs@douglascollege.ca

CSIS 1190 is now a program requirement for ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP credentials.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
24
11
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N5111
12:30 - 15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
24264
Thu
09-May-2022
- 10-Aug-2022
09-May-2022
10-Aug-2022
Yu
Raymond
Waitlist
CSIS 1190 009 - Students in ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP programs please note: As of September 2014, CSIS 1190 is now the requirement for your program replacing CSIS 1110.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190. Registering in both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190, either concurrently or sequentially, will affect student loan status. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Chiong at: chiongs@douglascollege.ca

CSIS 1190 is now a program requirement for ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP credentials.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
23
12
1
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N5109
8:30 - 11:20