Spreadsheet Competency Requirement

The School of Business, Government, and Economics undergraduate program has a spreadsheet competency requirement.  Your proficiency in the use of spreadsheets is attested to by passing the MOS 77-420 (Excel 2013), MOS 77-727 (Excel 2016), or MO-200 (Excel 2019) exam, or by passing BUS 1700.  (Beginning in the 2021-22 academic year, BUS 1700 has become a required course for many SBGE majors.)   The SBGE spreadsheet competency requirement should be satisfied before you apply to a major in the School of Business, Government, and Economics.  It must be satisfied before courses such as ACCT 2362 Managerial Accounting, BUS 2700 Statistics for Business and Economics, BUS 3250 Business Finance, or POL 4643 Methods of Political Analysis may be taken.

How to Satisfy the Spreadsheet Requirement

Evidence that you have passed a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in the area of Microsoft Excel is the  method approved to document your basic spreadsheet competency.  The current exam is the MO-200 for Excel 2019 exam.  

Students must be proficient with the Windows version of Excel. Microsoft does not offer an Apple/Mac version of this exam.

Here is a list of the exam topics.

During summer 2021, students wishing to take the MO-200 exam should take the free test offered through the Seattle Public Library.

The BUS 1700 course is being redesigned over Summer 2021.  This page will be updated.

Faculty Contact

Jake Carlson

Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs
MA, Seattle Pacific University

Email: jake@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2895
Office: McKenna Hall 208

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