Xavier Magazine

Down to Business

It was always assumed business students had computer skills, but now they have to prove it.

All business students must now take a computer skills test during orientation. Those who need to bone up on word-processing, Internet, e-mail, PowerPoint and Excel skills must take a one-credit course before being allowed to take Info 200, the introductory course.

“In Info 200, we want to teach how computers are used rather than basic keyboarding skills,” says Cynthia Stockwell, director for undergraduate business programs. “We want to erase this gap and make it a more even playing field.”

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