Curriculum

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    Business Education

    Business today is integrated. What does that really mean? It means that with all the technical advances and increasing globalization, new challenges and unanticipated questions arise. Business professionals need to understand the big picture of business and finance to anticipate and address these types of new challenges. A business executive needs to understand marketing, legal and management, finances, as well as possess technical literacy. Business education courses prepare students to continue their education at a postsecondary institution or begin employment immediately after high school. 

     

    COURSE LIST

     

     Accounting 2 - Honors Q02

    Students apply accounting methods  to partnerships and corporations. QuickBooks software  and  simulations are included  for students to  apply accounting  principles and  procedures.  Students  taking  this  course  are eligible to participate in a paid or unpaid internship.
    Prerequisite(s):  Principles of Accounting and Finance

    Two Semesters         One Credit

    Acing the Internship S34

    Learn what it takes to secure the internship that best fits your interests, skills,  and personality profile.  Prepare your resume, cover  letter, and  polish your networking and interview skills.

    Half Semester          One-quarter (1/4) Credit

    Business Administrative Services - Honors Q40

    This course provides students with the study of information systems. Students  develop  managerial  and  technical  skills  for  business  support operations  while incorporating  problem- solving  techniques.  Students  will develop interpersonal  teamwork and  leadership  skill  through  business simulations to develop a high-level work ethic. Students can elect to test for the Microsoft® Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) exams for certification. Seniors taking this course are eligible to participate in an internship learning experience.
    Prerequisite(s):  Introduction to Microsoft® Office, Microsoft® Office Applications  (xls/dbf),  Microsoft®  Office  Applications  (doc/ppt)

    Two Semesters         One Credit

    Business and Personal Finance Q63

    This course  covers the fundamentals of business finance, from business ownership and financial planning to the basics of financial accounting. Students  will  also  learn  important  consumer  topics  including  budgeting and money management, banking and credit,  saving  and  investing,  and strategies for protecting financial resources.

    One Semester          One-half (1/2) Credit

    Business Law Q12

    This course provides coverage of legal topics including the sources of law, the judicial system, criminal law, civil (tort) law, the formation and performance of contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code (sales transactions), competing interests of buyers and sellers (consumer law), and the ownership and transfer of personal property. Current issues such as ethics, workplace issues, and computer crime are discussed.

    One Semester          One-half (1/2) Credit

    Business Management - Honors Q61

    This course includes a broad view of business objectives. It specifically emphasizes phases of organizing, financing, establishing, operating and managing a business. Management simulations and internet research activities are incorporated into this class.

    One Semester          One-half (1/2) Credit

    Career Connections Q22

    Learning about careers and gaining real-world job experience provides great  preparation  to  high  school  students  as  they  plan  their  futures. Students in this course will learn how to effectively plan for their future incorporating both employment, education and training goals, build f inancial literacy skills, and integrate Maryland’s Skills for Success as they begin to manage their career and educational choices. A variety of career and interest assessments, as well as portfolio development, and workplace readiness skills prepare students for the work-based learning/ internship experience.

    Two Semesters         One Credit

    Career Transitions Q83

    Students in this course will apply the knowledge gained in Career Connections to the practical experience of their internship/ work-based learning placement. Students will continue to research and refine their career options through the process of self-awareness, career awareness, exploration, and preparation. In addition, students will learn how to meet employer’s expectations, use skills on the job, communicate effectively in the workplace, and learn to manage their personal finances. They will learn the components of the financial planning process as well as apply financial literacy skills towards managing personal finances.
    Prerequisite(s): Q22 Career Connections.
    Concurrent enrollment: S249 Workplace Immersion (Student must intern 135 hours at an approved site).

    Two Semesters         One Credit

    Conscious Capitalism (Ethics) Q843

    Think like a business leader by learning the four pillars of Conscious Capitalism (Ethics) and learning the role of a company in the interdependent global marketplace.

    Half Semester          One-quarter (1/4) Credit

    Consumer Insights Q840

    How and why do people consume products, services, and experiences? Increase  your  knowledge  of  marketing  and  the  psychology  that influences  consumer influence and behavior.

    Half Semester          One-quarter (1/4) Credit

    Department Aide - Business Q87

    Business Aide courses offer students the opportunity to assist instructors in preparing and organizing course curricula. Students may provide tutorial or instructional assistance to other students.

    No Credit

    Entrepreneurship - Honors Q34

    Entrepreneurship  focuses on  recognizing a  business  opportunity,  starting a business based on the recognized opportunity, and operating and maintaining  that business.  Students  will  benefit  from  developing an appreciation  for  and  understanding  of  entrepreneurship  in  our economy.  The  entrepreneurship  course integrates  the  functional  areas of  business—accounting,  finance,  marketing,  and  management—and the  legal  and  economic  environments  in  which  any  new venture operates. Entrepreneurship begins with developing an appreciation for the “entrepreneurial mindset” and for the fundamentals of beginning a new business venture.

    One Semester          One-half (1/2) Credit

    Essential Computing 

    Prepare for college and career by sharpening your keyboarding and software application skills using Google Suite and Microsoft Office applications.

    Half Semester          One-quarter (1/4) Credit

    Marketing 1 - Honors Q30

    Students will develop marketing plans by analyzing customer needs and the market environment. They will learn advertising and promotion planning, as well as how to distribute products and conduct marketing research. Managerial skills will be acquired and implemented, in many cases through the operation of a school store. 

    Two Semesters     One Credit

    Marketing 2 - Honors Q31

    Advertising, display, sales promotions, marketing, and operations are emphasized in this course. The economics of distribution, market research, and data processing in marketing and management occupations are included. Seniors may also participate in a paid or unpaid internship. Prerequisites: Honors Marketing 1

    Two Semesters     One Credit

    Introduction to Microsoft Office Q50

    Students will explore the concepts of word processing, databases, spreadsheets, introductory presentations and the common features of all applications. The course provides students  with the basic skills needed to format academic papers and presentations. The information and skills that students learn in this introductory course prepares them for their future studies in Microsoft® Office Applications (doc/ppt) and Microsoft® Office Applications  (xls/dbf).

    One Semester          One-half (1/2) Credit

    Microsoft Office Applications (doc/ppt) Q71

    In this course, students will develop advanced document, word processing and presentation skills. Using Microsoft® Office Word and PowerPoint, students will acquire skills that will prepare them for future academic and workforce opportunities. The course will provide Microsoft® Office Specialist (MOS) certification opportunities which provide industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge.
    Prerequisites: Introduction to Microsoft® Office

    One Semester          One-half (1/2) Credit

    Microsoft Office Applications (xls/dbf) Q64

    In this course students will develop advanced skills  using spreadsheets and database  software.  Using Microsoft®  Office Excel  and Access, students will acquire skills that will prepare them for future academic and workforce  opportunities.  The course  will  provide  Microsoft® Office Specialist (MOS) certification opportunities which provide industryleading assessments of skills  and knowledge.
    Prerequisite(s):  Introduction to Microsoft® Office

    One Semester          One-half (1/2) Credit

    Principles of Accounting and Finance Q01

    Students are introduced to accounting through manual and computer processes in the basic accounting cycle, including accounting for payroll, merchandising, special procedures, and partnerships. Excel spreadsheets, internet connection activities, and/or accounting software with QuickBooks are used to reinforce learned concepts

    Two Semesters     One Credit

    Principles of Business Management and Entrepreneurship Q20

    This course provides a foundational understanding of the role of business in a global society. Students will learn to analyze the functions of business, forms  of business ownership,  management  concepts, marketing, production  and  distribution,  and  accounting  and  finance.  Students  will explore entrepreneurial concepts to generate business ideas as well as the ability to plan and manage projects in order to achieve objectives. Students will learn Microsoft Office skills to generate business communications and forms.  This  course  includes  development  of  communication  skills  necessary for success in the workplace and college.

    Two Semesters     One Credit

    Professional Career Experience Q70

    Experiences in careers are an important element of the development process. This course is not the same as a short-term job; it has structured learning goals, provided supervision and offers an experiential learning component that can strengthen a resume. Career Experiences can expand knowledge of oneself and provide students with insight to the career fields that interest them. Students will also gain marketable skills related to the field and make important contacts. This course allows students to apply classroom knowledge in the workplace. A minimum of 135 hours required. Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation and approval from Internship Coach. Student must provide their own transportation.

    One Semester          One-half (1/2) Credit