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Basics of ICT and Mathematics for Managers

Basics of ICT and Mathematics for Managers

Code: TOO1RZ002
Scope: 5 cr
Timing: 4th period
Language: English
Level: Professional studies
Type: Compulsory

Learning objectives
After completing the course, the student will be able to

• be competent user of Microsoft Word, Power Point and Prezi
• produce professional documents and presentation both in Microsoft Word and Power Point
• produce Excel spreadsheets
• understand and work with Excel spreadsheets
• effectively perform and express in the standard way the basic mathematical functions of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
• understand and produce basic business mathematical formulas such as percentages, yields, etc.
• understand the basics of the ICT needed to implement the outcomes listed above

Contents

• Working with and understanding Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Prezi
• Learning how to use Microsoft Office templates
• Doing exercises involving basics of Microsoft Office
• Creation of assignment templates for Word and PowerPoint
• Working with and understanding Excel spreadsheets
• Doing exercises involving the basic mathematical functions
• Applying the basic mathematical functions to spreadsheets 
• Working with standard business calculations such as percentages, yields, etc.
• Getting an overview through practical exercises as to how these things all interrelate

Starting level and linkage with other modules
No previous studies needed and no binding connections to other modules.

Assessment
The module is evaluated on a scale excellent (5), very good (4), good (3), satisfactory (2), fair (1), fail (0). The assessment criteria is presented on a scale 1 - 3 - 5.

Grade 1
The student had as passing understanding of the mathematical and technical skills needed for managers and can to some degree understand and produce the relevant information, but with a fair number of errors.

Grade 3
The student had as good understanding of the mathematical and technical skills needed for managers and can understand and produce the relevant information effectively, although with some errors.

Grade 5
The student has an excellent understanding of the mathematical and technical skills needed for managers and can effectively understand and produce the relevant information with few or no errors.

Working life connections
No direct cooperation with specific organizations, but the skills learned are applicable by managers in any organization.

Internationality
In this module learning activities include a global perspective and internationally recognized resources and concepts are applied.

Learning methods

The learning goals of this module can be reached in the following ways:

a. Lectures and related assignments as full-time studies
b. Strong focus on the mathematical skills needed by managers, as well as the mathematical and technical skills needed to implement them effectively
c. Exam and/or learning assignment(s)

Assessing one’s own learning is a compulsory part of the module.

Teachers responsible
Karl Robbins, Haaga
Ms Violeta Salonen, Haaga