Business Information Management 1b - VLACS
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Estimated Completion Time

36 Weeks


Building on the prior prerequisite course, you will become more familiar with the application of information management in business. You will learn about professional conduct, team work, and managerial skills while also examining careers in business technology. The basics of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software are explored while you become comfortable operating each of these programs. Finally, the future of business technology is discussed, providing you a foundation in business information management.

Course Requirements

Microsoft Office 2019, or an Office 365 Subscription.

Major Topics and Concepts

Unit 1: Workplace Communication and Business

  • Distinguish verbal from non-verbal communication, as well as the different ways each form of communication is expressed
  • Explain the importance of communication in the office or workplace
  • Communicate effectively in a team
  • Examine the ways communication can be used to resolve conflict
  • Assess the use of project tools to manage projects and facilitate communication

Unit 2: Communicating by Email

  • Write and phrase business-appropriate messages to clients and co-workers
  • Work with different types of attachments and files
  • Manage your incoming mail, including spam and junk
  • Configure email settings to make your processing of email more secure and efficient
  • Assess the use of email in conjunction with additional communication tools

Unit 3: Word Documents in Business Communication

  • Recognize and create a variety of important business documents
  • Examine the use of different elements to create effective written documents in Word
  • Assess basic design elements used to create visually-appealing documents
  • Publish and share written content in a business setting

Unit 4: Communicating Using Spreadsheets

  • Examine the use of spreadsheets in business
  • Identify the ways to input data into a spreadsheet
  • Investigate the use of basic formulas and functions to perform calculations
  • Compare the use of charts, sparklines, and graphs
  • Analyze, manipulate, and share data in a business context

Unit 5: Creating and Using Databases in Business

  • Compare the use of database software like Excel and Access
  • Create and set up simple databases
  • Manipulate and understand the relationships between tables
  • Explain the basics of data mining

Unit 6: Communicating Using Slide Presentations

  • Create PowerPoint presentations
  • Effectively communicate with a group in a business environment
  • Edit, manage, and create slides for presentations
  • Efficiently utilize presentations in business situations

Unit 7: Careers, Businesses, and Organizations

  • Explain interpersonal skills and how to use them to your advantage
  • Describe the importance of time management, dependability, and a positive attitude
  • Inform others about the advantages provided by professional and student organizations
  • Identify potential career plans and career options in the field of business technology

Unit 8: The Future of Business Technology

  • Explain the impact that technology has on business
  • Assess innovative technological ideas as prospective solutions to business problems
  • Compare a variety of software tools used to create efficient resolutions in business
  • Practice safe, responsible, and appropriate use of social media sites

Credits .5

Competency Group Overview

Meets ICT graduation requirement.


  • Business Communication
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of business communication by analyzing types of communication and the role communication plays in business in order to facilitate teamwork and resolve conflicts.
  • Written Communication
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of written communication by examining email and word processing software applications and formatting to effectively convey a message or information.
  • What Does The Data Say
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of spreadsheets and databases by examining the formatting of spreadsheets and databases, creating spreadsheets and databases and explaining the use of spreadsheets and databases.
  • Slide Presentation
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of slide presentations by examining the tools available to develop a slide presentation, create an original slide presentation and presenting it.
  • Business and The Future
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of business and the future of business technology by examining the benefits of a positive attitude, dependability, and timeliness as it relates to professionalism and by exploring the ways in which technology can provide a business solution.
  • Career Connections
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of various careers by researching careers and participating in and reflecting on sessions hosted by professionals working in these careers.


Business Information Management 1a

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