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, teamwork, 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 with a foundation in business information management.
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of business communication by explaining forms of business communication, and evaluating communication practices in the workplace.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of email communications by creating business-appropriate email messages, comparing email settings and describing how to manage incoming emails.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of word documents in business by comparing types of business documents, explaining elements of effective written documents and evaluating design elements of business documents.
Competency Statement: Students will demonstrate an understanding of business spreadsheets by describing uses of spreadsheets in business, creating calculations in a business spreadsheet and comparing charts and graphs in business spreadsheets.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of business databases by describing the elements of a business database, creating a business database, and explaining data mining in a business database.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of business slide presentations by describing the use of slide presentations for a business and creating slides for a business presentation.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of business career development by explaining the role of professional organizations and explaining a business career plan.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the future of business technology by analyzing the impact that innovative technology can have on the future of a business and describing appropriate business uses of social media.
Unit 1: Workplace Communication and Business
Unit 2: Communicating by Email
Unit 3: Word Documents in Business Communication
Unit 4: Communicating Using Spreadsheets
Unit 5: Creating and Using Databases in Business
Unit 6: Communicating Using Slide Presentations
Unit 7: Careers, Businesses, and Organizations
Unit 8: The Future of Business Technology
Microsoft Office 2019, or an Office 365 Subscription.