BUS 150 - Business Computing Concepts and Applications

  • 3 credits
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This course is designed to improve core computer skills for 21st century academic and business applications. Advancing beyond simple proficiency, the BUS150 curriculum familiarizes students with some of the most powerful and popular computer tools used daily at Universities, Businesses, Non-Profits and Government Agencies around the world.

Including latest edition of Microsoft Office 2016:

  • MS Word 2016
  • MS Excel 2016
  • MS PowerPoint 2016

Students will also learn to take full advantage of the Microsoft 10 operating system, as well as to effectively utilize an array of Internet resources for online communication and research.

The course combines electronic lecture components with hands-on skill development exercises including the creation of a short business plan utilizing all of the skills learned during the session going from concept to real life application.


None. Credit not allowed for both BUS 150 and CS 110.

Important Information

New systems requirements were adopted beginning Fall 2013.

Textbook and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • BUS 150 Custom Course Package

Course materials include McGraw-Hill Companies computer-based learning software called SimNet.


Candace Ryder

(970) 215-0435 | Candace.Ryder@business.colostate.edu

Candace Ryder has taught for Continuing Education since 1998 and the College of Business full-time since August 2007. Candace teaches courses in the Microsoft Office Suite, HTML, FrontPage, Windows Operating Systems, and Business Information Systems. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting through the College of Business and her Master's degree in Adult Education and Training through the School of Education both at Colorado State University.