• The discipline of business and marketing education helps students develop the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to succeed in the workforce using the appropriate business and communication tools. These courses will help students develop skills in finance, information systems, entrepreneurship, marketing, management, and international trade. Computer science and programming education provides an opportunity for students to engage in real-world problem solving and computational thinking while experiencing the fundamentals of computing and developing programming expertise. The acquired skills provide a foundation for career and college readiness as well as prepare students for post-secondary study in a business cluster, computer science and programming. Technology and information literacy courses help students recognize the social implications of technology and develop the ability to identify the need for information, locate, evaluate, analyze and use it effectively. These courses will help students acquire the necessary skill set that is increasingly important in this “Information and Technology Age”.

     


     

    BUSINESS EDUCATION COURSES CAREER & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    Half year – ½ credit, Grades 9-12

     

    This course provides students with the opportunity to learn about the features of our economy, explore a variety of careers, learn the skills and competencies needed to succeed in the workplace and to begin to become financially literate. Students learn about balancing budgets, interest rates associated with purchases, loans, and credit. Students also have the opportunity to explore career opportunities, set goals and paths for specific careers, and college opportunities.

     

    MARKETING 1: INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING

    Half year – ½ credit, Grades 9-12

     

    This course provides students with the opportunity to learn about the foundations and functions of marketing as they relate to a variety of industries. The foundation and functions will cover marketing of a good, service, or idea. The functions that students will understand are distribution, financing, marketing-information management, pricing, product/service management, basic introduction to marketing, promotion, and selling.

    (This course is a pre-requisite for students who would like to take Sports and Entertainment Marketing.)

     

    SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING

    Half year – ½ credit, Grades 9-12

     

    This course will provide students with a thorough understanding of the marketing concepts and theories that apply to sports and entertainment industries. The sports segment will include collegiate, professional and amateur sports. The entertainment segment will include movies, theater and music. Students will have an opportunity to develop promotional plans, sponsorship proposals, endorsement contracts, sports and entertainment marketing plans, and evaluation and management techniques.

    Prerequisite: Marketing 1

     

    ACCOUNTING 1

    Half year – ½ credit, Grades 10-12

     

    This course is designed to develop occupational competencies in bookkeeping. Students will be able to record journal entries, update ledger accounts, and prepare basic financial statements. Additionally, students will be required to analyze financial statements and make projections for the future of the business. Accounting software will be used to assist in the preparation of accounting papers. Students should be familiar with the use of Excel software.

    (This course is a pre-requisite for students who would like to take Accounting 2.)

     

    ACCOUNTING 2

    Half year – ½ credit, Grades 10-12

     

    This course will give students the opportunity to continue to develop occupational competencies in accounting/bookkeeping. Students will use the basic concepts presented in Accounting 1 while exploring the theory and practices for merchandising businesses. Special journals, expanded financial statements, payroll and benefits are some topics covered. Students will continue to use the advanced software to input transactions and prepare financial statements. 

    Prerequisite: Accounting 1