Computer Skills for Business

The American Business School Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Computer Skills for Business

  • Host University

    The American Business School Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    COMP 120 - Computer Skills for Business

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course previously titled "Building a Business Website".


    This first year course introduces students to the applications needed for business today. From the basic navigation of a personal computer using the Windows 10 operating system to creating attractive presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint, to correctly formatting academic papers in Microsoft Word, and to master the basics of Microsoft Excel for the workplace. Students will practice their new skills in a fully equipped computer lab to ensure consistent understanding in the tools.


    It is hoped that the students will: – Be able to easily determine how to adapt Microsoft Excel tools to their needs and learn new functionalities or versions on their own – Be able to use appropriate strategies to solve problems – Navigate with confidence around Windows 10 – Master the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word – Understand how to effectively use Microsoft Outlook.


    Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

    • Create and manipulate Excel spreadsheets and graphs to represent data in an easily understandable form.
    • Create and format a basic Word document.
    • Create and edit charts using both Word and Excel.
    • Transform raw data into desired results with the aid of Excel built-in functions, formulas, and functionalities.
    • Design a semi complicated Excel tool for a given task.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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