Higher Education

Integrated Business Projects, 3rd Edition

  • Anthony A. Olinzock Mississippi State University
  • Janna Arney University of Texas at Brownsville
  • Wylma Skean Marshall University
  • ISBN-10: 0538731095  |  ISBN-13: 9780538731096
  • 352 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005, 2000
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $71.50
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INTEGRATED BUSINESS PROJECTS, 3E is project-based learning within a business scenario setting. The projects emphasize one of the main software applications (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases), but with integration throughout. This text can be positioned to supplement any software tutorial within the computer applications curriculum. The 3rd edition is updated for Office 2007.

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Features and Benefits

  • Projects build document processing skills and integrate many of the Microsoft core competencies throughout the text.
  • Software Review and Success Tips provide shortcuts and helpful hints.
  • Critical Thinking questions challenge students to consider alternate solutions or analyze what they have done.
  • Challenge jobs foster creative thinking and problem-solving skills.

Table of Contents

1. Preparing Marketing and Administrative Documents.
2. Creating Personnel Documents.
3. Preparing Administrative Documents.
4. Creating Materials to Promote the Company.
5. Creating Training Presentations.
6. Preparing Advertising Materials Using Desktop Publishing.
7. Desktop Publishing with Publisher.
8. Managing Payroll Records.
9. Managing Budgets.
10. Managing Business Travel Documents.
11. Determining Costs for Events.
12. Performing Statistical Analyses.
13. Preparing Financial Documents.
14. Creating Presentations for Independence Day Extravaganza.
15. Managing Guides and Their Certifications.
16. Managing Equipment.
17. Managing Resort Operations.
18. Managing Information Requests.
19. Preparing Materials for Bridge Day.
Appendix A: Reference Guide.
Appendix B: Computer Concepts.

What's New

  • Activities apply new technologies such as podcasting, blogs, digital photography, and iPhones.
  • All instruction supports Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010.
  • Software Reviews provide critical steps and teach users to “follow the path” of the ribbon to learn Office 2010 and 2007 commands.
  • Many new jobs are added to address new technologies and new adventures beyond whitewater rafting.

Efficacy and Outcomes


"The text is very comprehensive and in-depth. This is what an integrated office course should be, with skillfully designed assignments that are real and practical and at the same time demonstrate all the useful features that Office applications offer."Xiaodong Qiao, Instructor Heald College, Honolulu, HI

— Xiaodong Qiao

"I think the text definitely helps student apply learned concepts by further clarifying them through the 'Success Tips,' 'Software Reviews,' and terminology reinforcement. I love the instant feedback given through the 'Quick Checks.' The 'Critical Thinkings' make great bell ringers and are good for a class discussion. They add meaning to the assignment."Kay Disselhoff, Instructor Winnetonka High School, Kansas City, MO

— Kay Disselhoff


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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0538731133 | ISBN-13: 9780538731133)

Now all instructor materials are available on one convenient and easy-to-use CD. Designed to help facilitate classroom instruction, this CD has instructor files unique to the textbook. A variety of ancillaries are included to provide online resources, web-based solutions, and application files. All of these tools can help motivate students and enhance their knowledge and course appreciation. The IRCD includes teaching notes, data files, solution files, PowerPoint Presentations, Assignment Sheets, and Application Tests.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Anthony A. Olinzock

Dr. Anthony A. Olinzock is a Professor and Department Head in the Department of Instructional Systems, Leadership, and Workforce Development at Mississippi State University. He earned his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Olinzock has taught at both the secondary and university levels. His initial teaching experience was at Uniontown Area Senior High School, Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He has also taught at The Ohio State University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Olinzock¿s professional accomplishments included over 20 published textbooks and over a hundred articles and professional presentations.

Janna Arney

Dr. Janna B. Arney is Assistant Professor for the Department of Business Technology at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College. She earned her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University and has taught in higher education in the areas of information systems and business communications. She actively serves on committees at the department, school, and university level and is active in professional organizations. Dr. Arney is also involved with her community and the activities of her three boys.

Wylma Skean

Wylma Skean is an Associate Professor in the Business Technologies Division of Marshall Community and Technical College in Huntington, West Virginia. She serves on various committees and is active in local and state business education initiatives. Ms. Skean has received awards for contributions to education at both the local and state level. She is has Microsoft Office Certifications in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.