EBM680 - Business Software Solutions

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Subject Title
Business Software Solutions

Subject Description
From free online aids to fully licensed software solutions, rapidly-evolving technology is helping entrepreneurs achieve more with their limited time and money.  In this course, students will gain hands-on experience with a selection of the latest software products and on-line platforms to help start, manage, and grow a business.  In doing so, students will think creatively to select and apply the right products to maximize opportunities, improve efficiencies, and solve business problems.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Compare the functionality and cost of software solutions to choose the best option.
  2. Explain how new software products can solve business problems, maximize opportunities and increase efficiencies in the daily operation of a business.
  3. Identify current software trends by scanning expert information sites.
  4. Configure the features of an application by assessing the needs of different types of businesses.
  5. Generate recommendations by comparing/assessing different software options to support the needs of a small business.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.