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Undergraduate Course: Computing for Business (BUST08014)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits0
Home subject areaBusiness Studies Other subject areaAccounting
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionA basic familiarity with computing and IT is important for most careers and, increasingly, for many aspects of everyday life. This is reflected in business management and accounting, where computing
resources are widely used as a source of information and a tool for word-processing, data analysis, and communication. This course gives background knowledge which will prove essential as students undertake further courses and proceed into the workplace.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Classes have been defined for this Course
First Class First class information not currently available
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Word Processing (Weeks 2-4, Semester 1)
Upon completing the assessment, the student will have demonstrated their ability to:
1. Create and edit a document.
2. Save a document both as a Word file and as PDF.
3. Change font styles.
4. Change the alignment and format of paragraphs.
5. Format page margins.
6. Use styles and headings.
7. Use the spellchecker.
8. Create and modify tables.
9. Insert footnotes.
10. Insert symbols and special characters.
11. Count the number of words in a document.
12. Print a document.
13. Submit an essay electronically.

The formatting instructions and techniques taught are consistent with those stated in the University Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study as required for the production of essays and other assessed work.

Spreadsheets (Weeks 5-10, Semester 1)
Upon completing the assessment, the student will have demonstrated their ability to:
1. Open and create a workbook.
2. Save a workbook under a different file name.
3. Input data into cells.
4. Format individual cells, groups of cells, rows and columns.
5. Alter row heights and column widths.
6. Create formulae.
7. Copy data and formulae, including use of Fill handle.
8. Use both relative and absolute cell referencing.
9. Use functions.
10. Change data formats.
11. Insert and delete rows and columns.
12. Print a worksheet including page setup options and printing control.
13. Create a graph of results and print it out.
14. Export both data and a graph to a Word document.

The skills taught are those required for mathematical and statistical analysis in Economics 1A and Economics 2, financial modelling and analysis as part of Accounting 1 and the 2nd and 3rd year Business Studies courses in Business Research Methods, as well as being generally useful for other courses taught by the Business School.

Databases (Weeks 1-6, Semester 2)
Upon completing the assessment, the student will have demonstrated their ability to:
1. Create forms using the Form Wizard and use forms to enter data.
2. Create reports using the Report Wizard and use reports to print out data.
3. Create and use queries to filter, sort and present data.
4. Create a single table database and enter data into the table.

The skills taught are those required for Accounting 2 (Sage) and the 2nd year Business Studies course in Management Science and Information Systems.

Presentation Software (Weeks 8-10, Semester 2)
Upon completing the assessment, the student will have demonstrated their ability to:
1. Create a simple presentation using a variety of slide types.
2. Print slides and speaker and audience notes.
The skills taught are those required for the 3rd year Business Studies modules in Strategic Management and Marketing.
Assessment Information
Your work will be assessed in two ways:
i By attending the tutorial session(s) for all components. There are three tutorials in each of Semester 1 and Semester 2.
ii By completing the four assessments (Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases and Presentation Software) during the tutorial session(s) for the relevant component.
& Failure to satisfactorily pass the course will prevent progression into Honours.
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Course organiserDr Paul Caban
Tel: (0131 6)50 3832
Course secretaryMr Liam Faulkner
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