DBSA Team at the Casa Loma Escape Room!

The DBSA team celebrated the end of their four years at Humber last week as they ventured to the Casa Loma escape room, and concluded the night with a delicious dinner at Fat Pasha in Toronto.
As we say goodbye to the wonderful team that started Tech Week, we look forward to having them join our future Tech Week events as presenters. Their energy will be greatly missed!

Humber students work with small Canadian businesses through the VEB partnership program

Our VEB 2017/2018 team is currently working with eight small businesses from various industries in Ontario through the VEB (Voucher for E-Business) partnership program. Project work started in September 2017 and is scheduled to be completed by end of March 2018


Humber Global Learning Opportunities! Apply today!

Humber is the gateway to global opportunities. Change the way you see the world!!

Travel, learn, and grow! Discover the world for academic credit, and learn about your place in today’s global community.

Follow these steps to start your journey!

Step 1: Explore the various opportunities available:

 Step 2: Consider enrolling in Humber’s FREE Global Citizenship Certificate program!

 Step 3: Contact your study abroad coordinator in The Business School to learn more and discuss your options:

Margaret Tellis: margaret.tellis@humber.ca

“Travel as much as you can, as far as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.”

Be Your Own Boss: Who Else Can Help Me?

Be Your Own Boss: Startups with Jim

Join Jim Skinner, professor at The Business School and the Centre for Entrepreneurship as we discover what being your own boss is all about.

This week’s workshop will discuss what resources you need to build your business. Questions such as do you need a partner? a mentor? will be answered.

Tuesday, December 19 from 4:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in the G building, G304

Register now! *only one-time registration is required for all BYOB workshops*


Full Schedule

Nov. 28: What’s it like:  Running Your Own Business?  Is it Right for Me?

Dec. 05: What’s the Best Way to Get Started?

Dec. 12: How Do I Make It Legal?  Do I need a Lawyer?

Dec. 19 :Do I Need a Partner?  A Mentor?  Who Else Can Help Me?

Jan. 09: Do I Have to Write a Business Plan? What’s the Easiest Way to Do This?

Jan. 16: How Do I Know If My Idea Will Work?  How Can I Research It Quickly and Cheaply?

Jan. 23: How Can I Protect My Idea?  What is My Intellectual Property?

Jan. 30: What Will My Brand Be? What Role Will Social Media Play?

Feb. 06: How Will I Develop a Marketing Strategy?

Feb. 13: How Can I Develop Negotiating Skills?

Feb. 20: How Can I Develop Selling Skills?

Feb. 27: How Will I Promote Through Social Media? How Will Web Analytics Help?

Mar. 06: How Will I Manage the Processes in My Business?

Mar. 13: How Will I Practice Leadership Skills?

Mar. 20: What Do I Need to Know About Finance? What Will My Accountant Do?

Mar. 27: Where Can I Get the Money to Start My Business?

Apr. 03: Can My “Business” Be a Social Enterprise? A Non-profit?

Apr. 10: Will My Business Need to Grow? When? How

Apr. 17: Why Do I need to Pitch My Business Idea? How?

MS Excel Workshop Winter 2018 (Intermediate)

The Digital Business Student Association is pleased to announce “Microsoft Excel Workshop” for Winter 2018
Details of the upcoming workshop:
Below are the concepts that will be covered. The data files will be available on a shared drive that will be provided.

 Workshop Content: Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013 Part 2 (Intermediate) 


Whether you need to crunch numbers for sales, inventory, information technology, human resources, or other organizational purposes and departments, the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time can create a powerful competitive advantage. After all, the world runs on data more than ever before and that’s a trend not likely to change, or even slow down, any time soon. But with so much data available and being created on a nearly constant basis, the ability to make sense of that data becomes more critical and challenging with every passing day. You already know how to get Excel to perform simple calculations and how to modify your workbooks and worksheets to make them easier to read, interpret, and present to others. But, Excel is capable of doing so much more. To gain a truly competitive edge, you need to be able to extract actionable organizational intelligence from your raw data. In other words, when you have questions about your data, you need to know how to get Excel to provide the answers for you. And that’s exactly what this course aims to help you do.

This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 1 (Second Edition) course and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help deepen your understanding of organizational intelligence. The ability to analyze massive amounts of data, extract actionable information from it, and present that information to decision makers is at the foundation of a successful organization that is able to compete at a high level.

This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel 2013 Exam and the Excel 2013 Expert Exam.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to leverage the power of data analysis and presentation in order to make informed, intelligent organizational decisions.

You will:

  • Customize the Excel environment.
  • Create advanced formulas.
  • Analyze data by using functions and conditional formatting.
  • Organize and analyze datasets and tables.
  • Visualize data by using basic charts.
  • Analyze data by using PivotTables, slicers, and PivotCharts.

Target Student: 

This course is designed for students who already have foundational knowledge and skills in Excel 2013 and who wish to begin taking advantage of some of the higher-level functionality in Excel to analyze and present data.


To ensure success, students should have completed Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 1 or have the equivalent knowledge and experience.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Customizing the Excel Environment 

Topic A: Configure Excel Options

Topic B: Customize the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar

Topic C: Enable Excel Add-Ins

Lesson 2: Creating Advanced Formulas 

Topic A: Use Range Names in Formulas

Topic B: Use Specialized Functions

Topic C: Use Array Formulas

Lesson 3: Analyzing Data with Functions and Conditional Formatting 

Topic A: Analyze Data by Using Text and Logical Functions

Topic B: Apply Advanced Conditional Formatting

Lesson 4: Organizing and Analyzing Datasets and Tables 

Topic A: Create and Modify Tables

Topic B: Sort Data

Topic C: Filter Data

Topic D: Use SUBTOTAL and Database Functions

Lesson 5: Visualizing Data with Basic Charts 

Topic A: Create Charts

Topic B: Modify and Format Charts

Lesson 6: Analyzing Data with PivotTables, Slicers, and PivotCharts 

Topic A: Create a PivotTable

Topic B: Analyze PivotTable Data

Topic C: Present Data with PivotCharts

Topic D: Filter Data by Using Slicers

Appendix A: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Exam 77-420 

Appendix B: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert Exams 77–427 and 77-428 

Appendix C: Financial Functions 

Appendix D: Date and Time Functions 

Appendix E: Working with Graphical Objects

MS Excel Workshop Winter 2018 (Beginner)

The Digital Business Student Association is pleased to announce “Microsoft Excel Workshop” for Winter 2018

Details of the upcoming workshop:

Below are the concepts that will be covered. There will be manuals available for students to borrow and share during the workshop, and the data files will be available on a shared drive that will be provided.

Workshop Content: Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013 Part 1 (Beginner)

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Office Excel 2013

Topic A: Navigate the Excel User Interface

Topic B: Use Excel Commands

Topic C: Create and Save a Basic Workbook

Topic D: Enter Cell Data

Topic E: Use Excel Help

Lesson 2: Performing Calculations

Topic A: Create Worksheet Formulas

Topic B: Insert Functions

Topic C: Reuse Formulas

Lesson 3: Modifying a Worksheet

Topic A: Insert, Delete, and Adjust Cells, Columns, and Rows

Topic B: Search for and Replace Data

Topic C: Use Proofing and Research Tools

Lesson 4: Formatting a Worksheet

Topic A: Modify Fonts

Topic B: Add Borders and Colors to Worksheets

Topic C: Apply Number Formats

Topic D: Align Cell Contents

Topic E: Apply Styles and Themes

Topic F: Apply Basic Conditional Formatting

Topic G: Create and Use Templates

Lesson 5: Printing Workbooks

Topic A: Preview and Print a Workbook

Topic B: Define the Page Layout

Lesson 6: Managing Workbooks

Topic A: Manage Worksheets

Topic B: Manage Workbook and Worksheet Views

Topic C: Manage Workbook Properties

Appendix A: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Exam 77-420

Appendix B: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert Exams 77–427 and 77-428

Appendix C: Microsoft Excel 2013 Common Keyboard Shortcuts

Tech Week Fall 2017 – Great Success!

Thanks to the Digital Business Student Association (DBSA) for hosting their second Tech Week, featuring hands-on workshops: MS Excel, Shopify, Google AdWords & Analytics, video editing using Filmora.

Thanks to everyone who made this happen, the presenters, organizers, and volunteers. We could not have done it without you!

  • Thanks to the Shopify team for joining us again this year
  • Special thanks to own grads Martin Perez & Chad Fernandez for always coming back to Humber and sharing their experience with our current students
  • Thanks to our fourth year student Lauren Ashmore for delivering the amazing Filmora workshops, and to Spencer Hay for assisting her

Thanks to the DBSA’s executive team: Kiran Bajwa, Farihah Chowdhury, Irina Gorea, and Christine Howald

Thanks to the DBSA members and volunteers: Tremaine Gordon, Rhys Ottaway, Amanda Rice, and Valery Skapare