Business Information Management 1A

Course Description

In this course, students will develop skills that will help them make a successful transition to the workforce and post-secondary education. They will learn key aspects of software using the Google Workspace or Microsoft® 365 (Microsoft Office). Students will learn how businesses manage vast amounts of information with a variety of emerging technologies. When students have completed this course, they will recognize how businesses identify information requirements and information management systems. Students will have also gained practical skills for succeeding in today’s business environment, including the ability to create effective word processing documents, spreadsheets, databases, and multimedia presentations.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • employ verbal and active listening skills when obtaining and conveying information.
  • record information needed to present a report on a given topic and use items such as tables of contents, indexes, tabs, footnotes, endnotes, captions, and/or building blocks.
  • write business correspondence using advanced word processing features such as templates and forms; mail merge, including letters, labels, and envelopes; and document protection and security that convey information effectively using correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.
  • use online word processing technologies to create, edit, and share documents.
  • communicate with relevant parties, such as coworkers and customers, by interpreting verbal and nonverbal behaviors.
  • apply strategies for communicating about issues in dealing with a diverse workforce such as harassment, proper job definitions and cultural differences.
  • will explain successful methods of time management dynamics in small groups and/or job related task.
  • explain the strategic role of information systems and information communication technology within an organization;
  • determine the risks and rewards of developing a strategic role for information systems and information communication technology;
  • integrate information systems planning with business planning;
  • identify the management information requirements and business needs of an organization; and
  • explain issues involved in designing and developing systems for different environments.
  • perform mathematical processes, including percentages and decimals, order of operations principle, estimation, and prediction of patterns of data;
  • formulate and produce solutions to a variety of business problems such as budgets, payroll, inventory, invoices, balance sheets, profit-loss statements, and conversion of foreign currencies;
  • create charts, graphs, and infographics using spreadsheet data; and
  • use online spreadsheet technologies to create, edit, and share documents.
  • communicate effectively with others using oral and written skills;
  • The student applies presentation management technology. The student is expected to:
  • identify the guidelines for using graphics, fonts, and special effects in presentations;
  • analyze the effectiveness of multimedia presentations;
  • determine the appropriate technology to create and deliver an effective presentation;
  • save documents in various formats such as template, video, and PDF to share or transport electronically;
  • deliver an effective presentation; and
  • use online presentation management technologies to create, edit, transport, and share documents.
  • use hardware and software needed to produce documents to address different computer applications
  • produce business documents, including business letters, resumes, research papers, and newsletters
  • edit a variety of written documents
  • insert and edit objects such as tables, graphics, hyperlinks, headers, and footers into a document
  • identify technologies available for desktop publishing
  • identify customary standards and styles of desktop publishing
  • create desktop publications importing text and graphics

Required Course Materials

Students will need access to the Google suite (Google docs, sheets, slides, etc.) or Microsoft® 365.

Course Organization

Each semester contains 5 units and one final exam.

Each Unit contains:

  • approximately 4 lessons and each lesson includes some or all of the following components: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.
  • self-assessments to help you check your own understanding of the material covered in each lesson. You must complete these assessments in order to advance in the course.
  • approximately 3 graded assignments

Final Examination

The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all of the lessons. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better.

Time Allowed: 3 Hours          
Materials Allowed: #2 Pencil
Format: Multiple-Choice

Course Outline


Semester Topics

Unit 1: Business Communications
Unit 2: Business Documents and Processing Technology
Unit 3: Spreadsheets
Unit 4: Presentation and Technology
Unit 5: Desktop Publishing