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BSYS 1000 - Business Information Systems

Business Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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, Google Spreadsheets), word processing applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Google Documents), and presentation and graphics programs (e.g. Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Presentations, Keynote). 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 (e.g. WordPress, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube).



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Use, combine, and customize PC and Macintosh operating system environments and 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 on the Web.
  • 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 for an entrepreneurial student business venture.
  • Write collaborative documents (e.g. Google Docs, Microsoft Office 365, wikis).
  • Use social networks, collaboration tools and mobile devices for remote project work.
  • Protect their privacy while using social media and be proactive with their online reputation.

Effective as of Fall 2013

Related Programs

BSYS 1000 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

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


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