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Course Catalog

Computer Applications in Business

This course focuses on the software skills that are necessary in today’s business environment to analyze problems and make informed decisions. Due to its widespread use, emphasis will be placed on building strong Excel skills such as: advanced use of functions and formulas, pivot tables, descriptive statistics, linear programming, and regression. Students will also be exposed to basic concepts in modern databases such as nomenclature, structure, and reporting. Finally, students will be introduced to Tableau and R, two software packages that are rapidly growing in popularity in the field of data analytics. Tableau is a powerful but easy-to-use data visualization tool, while R is a full-fledged statistical software package where students will gain the experience of coding.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0