Excel for Business

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Computing Studies & Information Systems
Course Code
CSIS 1190
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course gives students a brief introduction to information technology concepts before concentrating on essential Excel topics used in the business world. Information technology concepts covered include searching the Internet efficiently, managing files/folders, and computer security and backup. Excel topics include the basic fundamentals to advanced functionality, such as what-if analysis and macros. Word processing, database, and presentation software will be used as tools for presenting finished projects and assignments.
Note: Students who have received credit for CSIS 1110 or CSIS 1140 cannot receive additional credit for CSIS 1190.
Course Content
  1. Operating system concepts – finding files and organizing folders, using utilities such as backup and firewall
  2. Browser and search-engine concepts – efficient and advanced searching techniques
  3. Word processing and Presentation software concepts – basic features and functions to produce quality business reports, memos and presentations
  4. Excel concepts
    • basic: worksheet environment, navigation, formatting, entering data/formulas, editing
    • intermediate: cell references, recalculating formulas, designing templates, "what if" analysis, charts and graphs
    • advanced: Financial functions, specialized functions, table lookup, pivot tables and pivot charts, multisheet workbooks, importing from other sources, data forms, dashboards and templates, macros
    • application: creating a complete, working project that could be deployed and implemented in a business environment
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture, seminar, demonstration, and hands-on exercises.

Means of Assessment
Assignments/Labs (min 3)  10-30%
Term Tests (min 3) 30-45%
Final Examination* 30-40%
Total 100%

* Practical hands-on computer exam

In order to pass the course, students must, in addition to receiving an overall course grade of 50%, also achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined weighted examination components (including quizzes, tests, exams).

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:

  1. Use operating system software to manage files/folders, perform computer backups and ensure the computer environment is secure;
  2. Use client browser software and search engines to efficiently search for resources on the Internet;
  3. Use Word Processing software to produce business standard reports that include a Title Page, Table of Content, various body options and Work Citations;
  4. Use Presentation software to produce business standard presentations;
  5. Describe the main features and functions of Excel;
  6. Use computers as a tool to solve Excel business problems, i.e. analyze a problem, develop the appropriate Excel application, and test the Excel solution;
  7. Use built-in functions in Excel;
  8. Produce charts and graphs in Excel;
  9. Demonstrate the correct usage of forecasting and what-if analysis in Excel;
  10. Use advanced Excel features such as Pivot tables and charts; multiple spreadsheet development and macros.
Textbook Materials

Poatsy, Mulbery, Davidson & Grauer, Exploring Microsoft Excel 2016 Comprehensive, latest edition, Pearson Educational

or other textbooks as approved by the department

Requisites

Prerequisites

Pre-Calculus 11 (C or better) or Foundations of Math 11 (C or better) or MATU 0410 (C or better) or approved substitute OR currently active in: 

PBD Finance

PBD Accounting and Finance

PDD International Business Management

Corequisites

Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses

Equivalencies

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Athabasca University (AU) AU CMIS 2XX (3) 2014/01/01 to -
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO BUS 140 (3) 2016/09/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU BCPT 123 (3) or CAPU TOUR 149 (3) 2008/09/01 to -
College of New Caledonia (CNC) No credit 2014/01/01 to -
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR OFAD 181 (1.5) 2020/01/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) No credit 2014/01/01 to -
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) NVIT BUSM 1XX (3) 2014/01/01 to -
North Island College (NIC) NIC BUS 170 (3) 2014/01/01 to -
Okanagan College (OC) No credit 2014/01/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2014/01/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) DOUG CSIS 1110 (3) & DOUG CSIS 1190 (3) & DOUG CSIS 2200 (3) = TRU MIST 2610 (3) 2014/09/01 to 2015/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) No credit 2016/01/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) DOUG CSIS 1110 (3) & DOUG CSIS 1190 (3) = TRU COMP 1XXX (3) & TRU COMP 1XXX (3) & TRU MIST 2611 (3) 2015/09/01 to 2019/04/30
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MIST 1XXX (3) 2014/09/01 to 2015/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) DOUG CSIS 1110 (3) & DOUG CSIS 1190 (3) & DOUG CSIS 2200 (3) = TRU MIST 2610 (3) 2014/09/01 to 2014/12/31
University Canada West (UCW) UCW CPSC 1XX (3) 2006/01/01 to 2013/12/31
University Canada West (UCW) UCW COMP 1XX (3) 2014/01/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2014/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2014/01/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2014/01/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CIS 1XX (3) 2016/01/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC CSC 1XX (1.5) 2014/01/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU QUME 185 (3) 2014/01/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34838
Tue
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
TBA
(Faculty)
Waitlist
CSIS 1190 001 - Students in ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP programs please note: As of September 2014, CSIS 1190 is now the requirement for your program replacing CSIS 1110.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190. Registering in both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190, either concurrently or sequentially, will affect student loan status. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Chiong at: chiongs@douglascollege.ca

CSIS 1190 is now a program requirement for ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP credentials.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
34
1
3
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N6109
15:30 - 18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34839
Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Choong
Victor
Waitlist
CSIS 1190 002 - Students in ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP programs please note: As of September 2014, CSIS 1190 is now the requirement for your program replacing CSIS 1110.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190. Registering in both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190, either concurrently or sequentially, will affect student loan status. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Chiong at: chiongs@douglascollege.ca

CSIS 1190 is now a program requirement for ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP credentials.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
32
33
-1
14
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
9:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34840
Mon
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Choong
Victor
Waitlist
CSIS 1190 003 - Students in ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP programs please note: As of September 2014, CSIS 1190 is now the requirement for your program replacing CSIS 1110.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190. Registering in both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190, either concurrently or sequentially, will affect student loan status. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Chiong at: chiongs@douglascollege.ca

CSIS 1190 is now a program requirement for ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP credentials.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
32
31
1
13
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
11:30 - 14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
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End Date
Instructor
Status
34841
Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Caldwell
Rhyon
Waitlist
CSIS 1190 004 - Students in ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP programs please note: As of September 2014, CSIS 1190 is now the requirement for your program replacing CSIS 1110.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190. Registering in both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190, either concurrently or sequentially, will affect student loan status. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Chiong at: chiongs@douglascollege.ca

CSIS 1190 is now a program requirement for ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP credentials.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
32
31
1
5
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
15:30 - 18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34842
Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Gupta
Anupama
Waitlist
CSIS 1190 005 - Students in ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP programs please note: As of September 2014, CSIS 1190 is now the requirement for your program replacing CSIS 1110.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190. Registering in both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190, either concurrently or sequentially, will affect student loan status. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Chiong at: chiongs@douglascollege.ca

CSIS 1190 is now a program requirement for ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP credentials.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
2
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N6107
15:30 - 18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34843
Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
TBA
(Faculty)
Waitlist
CSIS 1190 006 - Students in ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP programs please note: As of September 2014, CSIS 1190 is now the requirement for your program replacing CSIS 1110.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190. Registering in both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190, either concurrently or sequentially, will affect student loan status. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Chiong at: chiongs@douglascollege.ca

CSIS 1190 is now a program requirement for ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP credentials.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
3
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N5111
12:30 - 15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34844
Tue
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Manabala
Simhadri
Waitlist
CSIS 1190 007 - Students in ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP programs please note: As of September 2014, CSIS 1190 is now the requirement for your program replacing CSIS 1110.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190. Registering in both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190, either concurrently or sequentially, will affect student loan status. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Chiong at: chiongs@douglascollege.ca

CSIS 1190 is now a program requirement for ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP credentials.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
32
33
-1
10
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
12:30 - 15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34845
Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Caldwell
Rhyon
Waitlist
CSIS 1190 008 - Students in ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP programs please note: As of September 2014, CSIS 1190 is now the requirement for your program replacing CSIS 1110.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190. Registering in both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190, either concurrently or sequentially, will affect student loan status. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Chiong at: chiongs@douglascollege.ca

CSIS 1190 is now a program requirement for ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP credentials.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
32
32
0
6
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
12:30 - 15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
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End Date
Instructor
Status
34846
Fri
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Saleem
Noman
Waitlist
CSIS 1190 009 - Students in ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP programs please note: As of September 2014, CSIS 1190 is now the requirement for your program replacing CSIS 1110.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190. Registering in both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190, either concurrently or sequentially, will affect student loan status. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Chiong at: chiongs@douglascollege.ca

CSIS 1190 is now a program requirement for ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP credentials.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
2
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N6105
9:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34847
Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Gupta
Anupama
Waitlist
CSIS 1190 010 - Students in ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP programs please note: As of September 2014, CSIS 1190 is now the requirement for your program replacing CSIS 1110.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190. Registering in both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190, either concurrently or sequentially, will affect student loan status. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Chiong at: chiongs@douglascollege.ca

CSIS 1190 is now a program requirement for ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP credentials.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
2
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N6109
15:30 - 18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35154
Sat
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Yu
Raymond
Waitlist
CSIS 1190 070 - This section is on Saturdays.

Students in ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP programs please note: As of September 2014, CSIS 1190 is now the requirement for your program replacing CSIS 1110.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190. Registering in both CSIS 1110 and CSIS 1190, either concurrently or sequentially, will affect student loan status. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Chiong at: chiongs@douglascollege.ca

CSIS 1190 is now a program requirement for ACCT, BUSN, FINC, MARK and HOSP credentials.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
32
32
0
6
Days
Building
Room
Time
Sat
9:00 - 11:50