SRJC Course Outlines

10/31/2020 10:17:45 AMBAD 53 Course Outline as of Fall 2002

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  BAD 53Title:  BUS PROB/SPRDSHEETS  
Full Title:  Introduction to Solving Business Problems w/Spreadsheets
Last Reviewed:9/14/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled2.0017 max.Lecture Scheduled34.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR3.50 Contact DHR59.50
 Contact Total5.50 Contact Total93.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  68.00Total Student Learning Hours: 161.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course is designed to introduce the student to the use of computer spreadsheet programs in solving business problems and improving the decision-making process.  They will learn to create models applicable to the functional areas of finance and accounting, sales and marketing, management and human resources.  In the process, a broad range of spreadsheet skills will be developed.  Previous experience with computer spreadsheets is not required.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is designed to introduce the student to the use of computer spreadsheet programs in solving business problems and improving decision- making skills.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1992Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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A successful student in BAD 53 will be able to:
1. formulate business problem solving strategies.
2. create models that analyze alternative choices.
3. design professional quality spreadsheets.
4. analyze quantitative data.
5. create models that utilize spreadsheet functions.
6. construct charts and graphs.
7. design and construct spreadsheet based reports.

Topics and Scope
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Lecture and discussion material:
1. business problem solving strategies and processes
2. features and elements of spreadsheet programs
3. basic spreadsheet operations
4. analyzing alternatives through the creation of data tables
5. formatting to maximize effective organization
6. projecting cash flows through the use of formulas and variables
7. copying data and formulas
8. vertical and horizontal analysis of financial statements and other
  performance data
9. built-in spreadsheet functions
   a. logic functions
   b. selective data manipulation
10. function driven report models
11. utilizing financial function to calculate loan amortization and
   annuity tables
12. "what if" and goal seek operations
13. displaying data with charts and trendlines
14. graphic embellishments
15. spreadsheet database features and capabilities

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Assignments for BAD 53 will include homework in the form of the creation
of spreadsheets (averaging 1-2 per week), completion of an individual
project, and may include specific reading and study assignments.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
35 - 60%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 50%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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RUNNING MICROSOFT EXCEL 2000: Dodge and Stinson, 1999, 1st edition,
Microsoft Press

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