Higher Education

Integrated Business Projects, 2nd Edition

  • includes CD-ROM
  • Anthony A. Olinzock Mississippi State University
  • Janna Arney University of Texas at Brownsville
  • Wylma Skean Marshall University
  • ISBN-10: 0538727616  |  ISBN-13: 9780538727617
  • 416 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2000
  • © 2005 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.25
  • Newer Edition Available



Integrated Business Projects is a business simulation designed to help reinforce and build software skills, improve Internet skills, and develop teamwork and critical-thinking skills. Students will work as an administrative assistant at Star River Adventures, a company that provides whitewater rafting excursions and other outdoor adventures. Students will learn about the operation of a small business as he/she works in various departments and for the owner of the company. Integrated Business Projects is designed as a complete course, but may be used to complement and enhance technology courses.

Features and Benefits

  • Software Reviews contain step-by-step directions for software procedures that should be applied in the job.
  • Success Tips provide general information related to the job that can helpful to the student.
  • Help Keywords provide terms that students can use with the software Help feature to learn more about a software task or feature.
  • Thinking Critically activities appear as part of each project. These questions are designed to help students think through an aspect of the project or a related topic.
  • Challenge activities are also provided throughout the text. These activities give the student opportunity to complete a more advanced or complicated task related to a job, allowing the student to expand his/her understanding or to complete a challenging software task.

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. Preparing Advertising Materials Using Desktop Publishing.
6. Creating Training Presentations.
7. Managing Payroll Records.
8. Managing Budgets.
9. Managing Business Travel Documents.
10. Determining Prices for Trip Packages.
11. Performing Statistical Analyses.
12. Preparing Financial Documents.
13. Creating Presentations for July 4th Extravaganza.
14. Managing Guides and Their Certifications.
15. Managing Equipment.
16. Managing an Off-Season Speaking Schedule.
17. Managing Information Requests.
18. Creating Graphics in Fireworks MX.
19. Creating an Intranet with FrontPage.
20. Preparing for a Trade Show.
Appendix A. Reference Guide.
Appendix B. Computer Concepts.
Appendix C. Keyboarding Skill Building.
Appendix D. Directory of Jobs and Files.
Appendix E. Microsoft Office Certification (Correlation).

What's New

  • Projects begin with a list of objectives and a summary of software skills that are covered in the project. Projects contain up to seven related jobs of varying difficulty.
  • Calendaring and desktop publishing are now included.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD  (ISBN-10: 0538727640 | ISBN-13: 9780538727648)

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.

Student Supplements

E-Book  (ISBN-10: 0538728795 | ISBN-13: 9780538728799)

Integrated Business Projects is project-based learning within a business scenario setting. Projects emphasize one of the main software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database), but with integration throughout. This text can be positioned to supplement any software tutorial within the computer applications curriculum.

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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.