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SPTE 274

Computer Applications in Hospitality, Retail,

and Sport Management

SPTE 274 is all about Microsoft Excel! In this 3-credit course, students will learn viable Excel skills that will help them be prepared for higher level courses, practica, internships and the business world. As students proceed through the asynchronous course, they are provided with an introduction to Excel as no Excel experience is needed and there are no pre-requisites for this course. Students then learn specific Excel formulas and functions and then continue to grow their Excel skills as they work toward understanding the following: Basic Charts, Tables, PivotCharts, What-If Analysis, Specialized Functions, Statistical Functions and more. Get ready to learn all you can about Excel!

Course Syllabus [pdf]

Download the course syllabus for full details about expectations, readings, assignments and more.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

Upon successful completion of Computer Applications in Sport and Entertainment Management, students will be able to:

At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to formally evaluate Dr. Crews and the SPTE 274 course through a College of HRSM provided evaluation. This process is very important, and Dr. Crews takes your comments seriously. The course evaluation will be online and open approximately the last two weeks of the semester. You will receive email reminders to complete a course evaluation from an automated system. Once you complete the course evaluation, the email reminders will cease. Students will receive 5 extra credit points to the Getting Started component of their grade for completing the course evaluation. All evaluations are anonymous; however, Dr. Crews is provided with a simple list of names of those students who have completed the evaluation via the automated system so that they may provide extra credit. The anonymous results of the course evaluations are shared with Dr. Crews after the final grades are posted. 

There will also be a secondary end-of-course evaluation that contains questions specific to the software and assignments utilized in this course. Your feedback is much appreciated as Dr. Crews uses your feedback to improve the course.  Students will also earn 5 extra credit points for their responses. 

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • correctly use computer terminology related to Microsoft Excel;
  • efficiently prepare Excel spreadsheets;
  • integrate Excel components with each other;
  • perform quantitative analysis; and
  • create effective presentation tutorials pertaining to Excel.

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