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Business Information Systems BSYS 1000

Business Systems Part-time Studies Course

Course details

​Computers and information technology are the foundation of business today. This course provides an understanding of computer terminology, operating systems, and the most popular office software used in business. Students learn to use spreadsheets (e.g. Microsoft Excel), word processing applications (e.g. Microsoft Word), and presentation and graphics programs (e.g. Microsoft PowerPoint). Students also get an introduction to cloud computing and enterprise collaboration tools. The course also provides an overview of social media, Web-based collaboration, and publishing and productivity tools.​


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Use, combine, and customize the PC operating system environment.
  • Address cross-platform issues.
  • Discuss basic business technology issues from a business manager’s perspective.
  • Organize files and folders on a local computer, a network drive, and the Web.
  • Demonstrate industry-level digital literacy skills.
  • Use document software to produce professionally formatted business communications and reports.
  • Use presentation software to produce advanced business presentations.
  • Use spreadsheets to create simple, what-if analysis financial models and charts.
  • Work in a collaborative environment using Microsoft 365.
  • Use social networks, collaboration tools, virtual desktops, and mobile devices for project work.
  • Protect their privacy while using social media and be proactive with their online reputation.

Effective as of Fall 2022

Related Programs

Business Information Systems (BSYS 1000) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Accounting
    Diploma Full-time
  2. Business Administration
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Business Fundamentals
    Associate Certificate Full-time
  4. Business Information Technology Management (Artificial Intelligence Management Option)
    Diploma Full-time
  5. Business Information Technology Management (Enterprise Systems Management Option)
    Diploma Full-time
  6. Business Management
    Certificate Part-time
  7. Business Management
    Diploma Full-time
  8. Business Operations Management
    Diploma Full-time
  9. Finance
    Diploma Full-time
  10. Financial Planning
    Diploma Full-time
  11. General Insurance and Risk Management
    Diploma Full-time
  12. Global Trade and Transportation Management
    Diploma Full-time
  13. Human Resource Management
    Diploma Full-time
  14. Marketing Management
    Diploma Full-time
  15. Marketing Management (Entrepreneurship Option)
    Diploma Full-time
  16. Marketing Management (Marketing Communications Option)
    Diploma Full-time
  17. Marketing Management (Professional Real Estate Option)
    Diploma Full-time
  18. Marketing Management (Professional Sales Option)
    Diploma Full-time
  19. Marketing Management (Tourism Management Option)
    Diploma Full-time


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