SRJC Course Outlines

12/18/2018 7:42:52 AMBAD 53 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BAD 53Title:  BUS PROB/SPRDSHEETS  
Full Title:  Introduction to Solving Business Problems With Spreadsheets
Last Reviewed:2/24/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled03 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
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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.  Students will create models applicable to the functional areas of finance and accounting, sales and marketing, management and human resources using a broad range of spreadsheet skills.  Previous experience with computer spreadsheets is not required.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


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 the decision-making process.  Students will create models applicable to the functional areas of finance and accounting, sales and marketing, management and human resources using a broad range of spreadsheet skills.  Previous experience with computer spreadsheets is not required.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

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

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Students will have ability to:
1. Formulate and create spreadsheet models that facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.
2. Design and format professional quality spreadsheets.
3. Convey data through the use of charts and graphs.

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Upon completion of this course, students 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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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.

Assignments:
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1.  Creation of 10-15 spreadsheets
2.  Completion of an individual or ongoing spreadsheet project
3.  Specific reading (approximately 200 pages total)
4.  Optional research assignments
5.  2-5 Quizzes

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%
None
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 - 40%
Ongoing spreadsheet project
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 55%
Creation of spreadsheets
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 10%
2-5 Quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Participation


Representative Textbooks:
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Instructor prepared materials

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