The goals of Business Education are to provide:
- Opportunities for all students to acquire business knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to function effectively in any career.
- A sequence of foundation and advanced courses to support continuing education in business administration, management, finance, and marketing.
- A continuous program of planned learning experiences designed to help students develop.
- An understanding of the business environment for personal and financial success
- Critical thinking skills to enhance decision-making
- Effective spoken/written communication skills
ADVANCED BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
175194 1 credit Grades 11, 12 Code: CTC, CC
Prerequisite: Principles of Business Management & Entrepreneurship, and completion or concurrently enrolled in Principles of Accounting and Finance
This course provides students with the knowledge that will prepare them for post-high school levels of education and entry-level positions in the work force. Focus will be on the role of business in society; the changing nature of contemporary business practices; major management concepts, theories; the processes of management (functional, operational, and human relations); business law and ethics; and business communications. Career pathways will be examined and the use of business management knowledge in a variety of career clusters is also explored. Awareness of ethical issues and application of ethical decision-making models will be reinforced throughout the course. Students will understand the business world and be more prepared to meet their career goals and objectives. Students have the opportunity to attain the A*S*K certification.
ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, INTEGRATION, AND DEVELOPMENT
C17332 1 credit Grades 10, 11, 12 Code: CC
Prerequisite: Computer Applications and Concepts
This course will teach advanced word processing and spreadsheet skills and also include an introduction to databases.
178002 1 credit Grades 10, 11, 12
This course explores a variety of legal topics ranging from a review of our court system and criminal law to consumer and contract law. Emphasis is placed on laws and regulations related to business activities. This course is especially recommended for students seeking a career in business administration or legal professions.
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE (CAPSTONE)
175094 1 credit Grade 12
Prerequisite: Principles of Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Principles of Accounting and Finance, and completion or concurrently enrolled in Advanced Business Management
This course sequence allows students to build on knowledge and skills gained from previous courses with a forum for analyzing, synthesizing, and implementing the skills and knowledge. It offers an opportunity to think critically about a subject of profound interest while demonstrating that they have mastered a content area and they can apply what they have learned to create a tangible product or service. Students are required to present a Capstone project to include skills such as complex problem solving, evaluation and synthesis of research, writing, communication, organization, time management, and presentation skills. Students have the opportunity to attain the A*S*K certification.
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS AND CONCEPTS
173310 1 credit Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
This course develops professional level skills necessary to use computers as tools to increase productivity in a variety of subject areas and careers. Instruction will include units on word processing skills, spreadsheets and charting, presentation graphics, and keyboarding.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND E-COMMERCE
178005 1 credit Grades 10, 11, 12
This course provides students the opportunity to learn what it is like to be an entrepreneur. Students will be guided through the steps of starting and managing their own business. Students will research a variety of influences related to starting a business venture and develop a business plan to open a new business of their own choosing. Students will also explore the global use of the Internet as a business tool, evaluate elements of web-page design, and apply Internet marketing strategies to their business venture.
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
178001 1 credit Grades 10, 11, 12 Code: CTP
This course involves analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions in a manual and computerized environment. Emphasis is placed on understanding the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements for different types of business. Coverage also includes recognizing and defining basic accounting principles, concepts, and terminology using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as they apply to assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity.
PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
175084 1 credit Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Code: CTP
This course explores the various types of businesses, as well as the major functional areas of business and interrelationships among them. Students will learn to analyze the functions of business through evaluating, planning, organizing, and controlling. Leadership styles, employee rights and responsibilities, and career opportunities will also be taught. Technology will be used to gain an understanding of the operation of a contemporary business and the role of computers in the information gathering, dissemination, and decision-making processes.
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING
178006 1 credit Grades 10, 11, 12
This course provides organized learning experiences in marketing, management, sales, and merchandising. This course teaches core content applicable to all sport/event/recreation marketers, as well as content unique to each industry. Students will be given opportunities to practice the use of technological business tools in performing activities involving the functions and processes of marketing. This course requires students to think critically about the issues of leadership, character, security, consumer needs, and community service. Reading, writing, and project completion are integral components of this course.