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Computer Business Systems (CBSY)

This is a list of the Computer Business Systems (CBSY) courses available at KPU.

CBSY 1105 CR-3

Introductory Computer Applications

Students will learn basic computer hardware and software concepts in a business environment. They will learn to use the Windows operating system, spreadsheet software, presentation software and word processing software to develop solutions for business problems.

Transferable (refer to transfer guide )

CBSY 2205 CR-3

Management Information Systems

Students will examine the use of Information Systems from a management perspective in business. They will study how Information Systems are structured, and how these systems are used to support management decision making and gain a competitive advantage.

Prerequisites: 15 undergraduate credits: CBSY 1105 or CPSC 1100 required plus a minimum of 12 undergraduate credits from any course 1100-level or higher. A minimum grade of C must be achieved in each course.

Transferable (refer to transfer guide )

CBSY 2305 CR-3

Advanced Microcomputer Applications

Students will identify and solve business problems using database, spreadsheet, and accounting software. The student will research business opportunities, write project descriptions, develop a project using the application software, prepare user documentation and present the results in written form. The current packages in use are Microsoft Windows®, Microsoft Office® and CA Simply Accounting®.

Note : Effective September 2002 students can not receive credit for graduation purposes from the Marketing Management Diploma program for both CBSY 2305 and 2310

Prerequisites: CBSY 1105 and (ACCT 1110 or ACCT 2293 or ACCT 1160)

Transferable (refer to transfer guide )

CBSY 2306 CR-3

Simply Accounting and Advanced Excel

Students will learn how to solve business problems using Excel spreadsheets. Students will learn to use Simply Accounting to create accounts, define settings, record transactions, perform periodic processing and reporting within the General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Inventory and Project Modules. Students will learn to use the results of Simply Accounting reports in Excel spreadsheets to analyze data in support of business decision making.

Prerequisites: CBSY 1105 and (ACCT 1110 or ACCT 2293)

CBSY 2310 CR-3

Advanced MS Office and Web Site Applications

Students will learn to identify business problems and solve them using database, spreadsheet, Web page development and Internet browser software. They will integrate the various current software components of Microsoft Office, industry standard website design applications, and web browsing software in solving these problems. For graduation purposes, credit will not be granted for both CBSY 2310 and 2305.

Prerequisites: CBSY 1105

Not Transferable

CBSY 2405 CR-3

Accounting Information Systems

Students will acquire a basic knowledge of computer-based information systems, how they are developed and managed, and their role in the performance of accounting functions.

Prerequisites: CBSY 2205 and (ACCT 1210 or ACCT 2293)

Transferable (refer to transfer guide )

CBSY 3100 CR-3

Ethics in Information Technology

Students will study a variety of ethical and technology topics such as e-commerce, privacy, Internet issues, surveillance, intellectual property, etc. They will acquire knowledge of the theory and practice of business ethics in relation to information technology (IT). Student will also examine social, political, ethical, moral philosophical and legal issues that arise with the use of computer technologies.

Note: Students coming in to this course should have some significant study and group work experience in order to be able to contribute to and succeed in the course.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 1100 or CMNS 1140) and 60 credits of any 1100 higher university level courses

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2013

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