Business Courses

  • 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 typs 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. *Dual Completer

     

    Accounting 1* 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.

     

    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. Prerequisites: Accounting 1

     

    Accounting 3 (Honors) Q03

    This is an advanced course using a college textbook. This course builds on skills acquired in Accounting 2. Students use manual and computerized (QuickBooks) accounting methods to practice and apply accounting skills and competencies to business activities. Prerequisites: Accounting 2

     

    Advanced Web Page Design 1* Q78

    Students will work with programs such as Adobe Design Premium CS4, which includes DreamWeaver, Flash, Fireworks and Illustrator, to develop more complex web pages and web sites. Prerequisites: Web Page Design

     

    Advanced Web Page Design 2 (Honors) Q79

    Students will continue web design development concentrating on Flash and topics such as Javascripting and web site management. Prerequisites: Advanced Web Page Design 1

     

    Administration Services Management (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. Prerequisites: Introduction to Microsoft® Office, Microsoft® Office Applications (xls/dbf), Microsoft® Office Applications (doc/ppt)

     

    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.

     

    Business Finance Software Q63

    This course enables students to use software as they make informed financial decisions both personally and in the business world. They will participate in the National Financial Literacy Challenge at the end of the course

     

    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.

     

     Career Development, Preparation, and Transition Q83

    This course includes project-based challenges encountered on the job as well as consumer education as it applies to students. Seniors selecting this course must successfully complete an internship to fulfill the program requirements. Prerequisites: Career Research & Development and Concurrent enrollment in S249 Career Research & Development Work-Based Learning. Student must have the ability to work 270 hours at an approved job location.

     

    Career Research & Development* Q22

    This course includes project-based challenges encountered on the job as well as consumer education as it applies to students. Seniors selecting this course must successfully complete an internship to fulfill the program requirements.

     

    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.

     

    E-commerce and the Global Market* Q35

    Course content focuses on the buying and selling of goods and services on the Internet. Students will learn about the ethical, legal and social responsibilities of e-commerce and explore security concerns. They will analyze web sites, develop an E-Commerce business and learn to market products globally in the digital world.

     

    Entrepreneurship (Honors)* Q34

    Students will develop a marketing/business plan and apply economic concepts when making decisions for an entrepreneurial venture. They will assess the role entrepreneurship plays in the free enterprise system.

     

     Legal Studies (Honors) Q62

    This course presents an overview of law and the legal environment. The areas covered include: careers, ethics, regulation, pretrial preparation, trial procedures, criminal law, administrative law, legal interviewing, legal investigation, the use of computers in legal work, and legal research and writing. Students will deal with text, cases, videotapes, scenarios, and practical situations concerning the law. Prerequisites: Personal Law and Business Law

     

    Making Business Connections Q82

    This course is designed to equip students with skills in the latest methods and technological advances in the business environment. Students will explore the psychology of marketing and research a company’s role in sustainable business practices and conscious capitalism in the interdependent global marketplace. These projects and problems will task students to think like business leaders, challenge them to think big, and help illustrate how intricately business practices affects our society. The course is comprised of 9-week modules. Schools will have the ability to mix and match modules to fit the school’s Signature theme.

     

    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. Marketing students will also acquire valuable leadership skills through their participation in DECA.

     

    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

     

    Microsoft Office (Introduction)* 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).

     

    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. Prerequisites: Introduction to Microsoft® Office

     

    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

     

    Personal Law Q11

    This course examines the legal relationship between principals and their agents, the competing interests of creditors and debtors, the forms of business organization, the legal consequences of marriage and divorce, the transfer of real property, the principal types of insurance, and the main features of retirement plans and estate planning.

     

    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. This course includes development of communication skills necessary for success in the workplace and college. Recommended: Introduction to Microsoft® Office

     

    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.

     

    Visual Basic 1 (Honors) Q53

    Students will learn the basics of programming including variables, constants, selection and repetition structures. There is an emphasis on the actual development of the code that is basic to the language. Prerequisites: Algebra 1. Recommended for Completers: Introduction to Microsoft® Office

     

    Visual Basic 2 (Honors) Q54

    Students will learn advanced concepts of programming including sequential and random access files, dialog boxes, database access and advanced applications. Prerequisites: Honors Visual Basic 1

     

    Web Page Design* Q77

    Students will create and edit a web page, create a web site with links, tables, image maps, frames, and forms. Programming will be taught using Web-based tools such as HTML, and JavaScript. Recommended: Introduction to Microsoft® Office