Business Education Department

  • Business Administration (05081020)


    1.0 Credit; Unweighted

    Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily
    Grade(s):10, 11, 12

    Business Administration is designed as an introductory course for students who intend to continue their education after high school. The course focuses on the business environment, forms of business organization, business planning, fundamental management techniques, marketing, risk management, promotion, personnel and finance. The course materials include outside readings, films, and case studies profiling various industry and business leaders of the twentyfirst century. Field trips and guest speakers are used to supplement course material.

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  • Personal Finance (05081030)


    0.5 Credit; Unweighted

    Length: Semester or Cycle Day
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

    This course covers topics essential to being an informed and financially-literate member of society. This fast-paced course teaches aspects of financial management that are essential to sound financial decision making as an adult. Topics covered include savings and investment, money management and budgeting, taxation, real estate, credit, risk management and insurance. The course uses a student workbook and exercises as well as information from up-to-date sources.

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  • Integrated College Accounting H (05081090)


    1.0 Credit; Weighted
    Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

    College Accounting is a year-long course designed to introduce students to the field of accounting. The course covers the fundamental principles and vocabulary of accounting, highlighting balance sheet and income statement evaluation, preparation, and presentation. It covers the learning objectives of traditional college courses in financial and managerial accounting. The course presents accounting theory and practice in analysis of business transactions. The complete accounting cycle and the interpretation of financial data and ratios are stressed. Topics include accounting information systems, the accounting equation, financial statement analysis/preparation, financial ratio analysis, sales and receivables. It is an essential course for potential college business or accounting majors. It will also help students decide if a business or accounting major is a good fit for them.

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  • Business Law and Marketing (05081080)


    1.0 Credit; Unweighted

    Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily
    Grade(s): 10, 11, and 12

    This class is designed to expose students to two broad areas of business study – Business Law and Marketing. The course will help students discover if they have an interest in either of these majors/fields. In the Business Law portion of the class, students will learn about the history of U.S. law, civil law, criminal law, the elements of contract law, as well as other legal regulations pertaining to businesses. Students will practice legal theories by analyzing real world cases and studying court decisions. The Marketing section of the class exposes students to a wide variety of marketing topics, beginning with the marketing concept of creating and sustaining productive customer relationships. Students will study product, pricing, promotion, and distribution theories and decisions using historical and current day product and company examples. Students will also study consumer buying behaviors and the techniques that marketers use to try to increase sales. Social responsibility is discussed in relation to sales and marketing techniques. The course is essential for any students who have made the decision to study or practice business after high school. It will also greatly assist any student in developing their business vocabulary and acumen, as well as help them narrow down an area of college study.

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  • Independent Living (05991151)


    0.5 Credit; Unweighted

    Length: Semester or Cycle Day
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

    This course targets skills that will help students transition to the demands of the “real world.” Writing resumés, interviewing successfully, budgeting money, opening a checking account, saving, investing, understanding the advantages and disadvantages of using credit, handling debt problems, understanding insurance and paying taxes will be covered. Aspects of daily living such as renting an apartment, basic cooking skills, and laundry will be taught. Goal setting, decision making, communication skills, and conflict resolution will be an integral part of the various discussions dealing with the challenges of living on your own. Students will learn financial responsibility through fun, experiential learning by participating in a classroom economy. This course can count as a Business or an additional elective credit.

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  • Sports and Entertainment Management H (05081100)


    1.0 Credit; Weighted

    Prerequisite: Business Law & Marketing
    Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

    The Sports and Entertainment Management course provides students with an opportunity to study the numerous products, services, processes, and strategies in these huge industries. The curriculum focuses on marketing content, specifically as to how marketing is planned and implemented in the sports and entertainment industries. Students will study customer needs and the economics of supply and demand in sports and entertainment. They will look at aspects of the product design, promotional and selling strategies, including the use of social media, and the design and management of distribution channels.

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