In order to be successful in each of the courses in the College of Business pre-core, it is essential to have the pre-requisite skills and knowledge required for each course. On the graduation worksheet for your option, there are two courses in information systems required to complete your degree requirements:
- BUS 211/BMIS 211—Business Software Applications, is a skills-based course taken in the sophomore year in which you will utilize word-processing, spreadsheet, database management and presentation skills. The course is designed to teach some intermediate skills with a primary focus on application of those skills in problem-solving and decision making. The course is not designed for students with elementary skill levels.
- BUS 311/BMIS 311—Information Systems, is a concepts-based course in which students apply advanced skills to support managerial decision-making.
Assessing whether you are ready for BUS 211/BMIS 211 is an important step in your academic planning. We recommend you take the following self-assessments to diagnose whether you are ready for the course:
- Click here to access the BUS 211/BMIS 211 Self-evaluation Assessment Test
- Click here to access the BUS 211/BMIS 211 Excel Skills Self-evaluation Test
- Click here to score the BUS 211/BMIS 211 Self-evaluation Tests
Once you have assessed your skill level, you can make an informed choice about whether you are prepared to take BUS 211/BMIS 211. If you are not proficient in all the tasks in the assessment, you have several options: you may take CAPP 120, Computer Literacy, or take advantage of the numerous software tutorials available on-line.
Please be aware that on the first day of class in BUS 211/BMIS 211, you will take an entrance exam which will cover tasks similar to those covered in the self-assessment. If you do not pass the entrance exam, you will be required to drop the course.
Plan ahead and be prepared.