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BSYS 3800 - Business Information Systems for Managers

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 and an essential tool for managers. This course provides an understanding of computer terminology, operating systems, and the most popular office software used in business by managers. The course will discuss business technology issues and challenges that affect management decisions in the business environment. Students will become proficient on Microsoft Office applications; specifically in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point. Students work individually on projects in lab settings and complete a number of individual projects and quizzes / exams.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 84464

Mon Jan 10 - Mon Apr 11 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Apr 11 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 DTC DTC Rm. 484


Dave Lazenby

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course is restricted to students currently enrolled in the Advanced Diploma in Business Management. Students accepted into the program starting fall 2021 were automatically granted approval to register. Student accepted before fall 2021 can email with their name and ID for registration approval. This is an in-person course held weekly at the Downtown campus.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Open, save, create, move, copy, delete, and rename files in a Windows environment
  • Define target audiences for a PowerPoint presentation and select designs, themes, and content appropriate to those audiences.
  • Apply transitions, animation, and sounds to a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Create, edit, arrange, and print presentations, documents and spreadsheets.
  • Create and import graphics into presentations, documents and spreadsheets; including picture files, SmartArt and WordArt.
  • Create documents and presentations with tables, images, hyperlinks, and watermarks.
  • Describe default settings for graphics in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.
  • Apply the order of mathematical operations in MS Excel.
  • Manage worksheets by inserting, hiding, deleting, and adjusting rows and columns.
  • Apply functions such as the sum, average, count, max, min, and round using Excel.
  • Create and modify charts in MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.
  • Integrate elements of the internet, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint across all three applications.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021

Related Programs

BSYS 3800 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Business Management - Advanced Diploma
    Full-time/Part-time   Advanced Diploma


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