Business classes are electives, which are selected to develop
workplace skills or to enrich and complement college and life skills.
ALL business classes may be selected by ALL students. Personal Finance
is a required class.
Students should create a schedule that will allow them to have enough
time to complete sequential classes before graduation.
9 (or later if schedule does not permit)—1 Business Credit—4
Quality Points—The primary goal of this required class is to provide
students with the necessary financial and consumer information in order to make intelligent financial decisions throughout their lives.
Information Technologies and E-Commerce—402—grades
9, 10, 11, 12 —1
Business Credit—4 quality points--Information Technologies and E-Commerce
prepares students to be competitive in today’s high-tech world by
developing competencies in a variety of software applications such as
word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, database, and presentation
programs. Students will also learn about E-Commerce—the growing
trend of doing business via the internet.
Multimedia and Web Page Design—403—grades 11, 12 (depending
upon schedule availability)—1 Business Credit—5 quality points--This
laboratory-based class provides limited structure and offers students
opportunities to use their creative talents while expand their computer
skills using Office 2000 along with scanners, digital cameras, macromedia,
and audio clips.
Economics Through the Stock Market—405—grades
11, 12 (depending upon schedule availability)—1 Business Credit—5
Quality Points--Economics is often treated unfairly because it is less
glamorous than history and less concrete than geography. Perhaps it is
because its concepts tend to be more sophisticated and sometimes harder
to master. We are hoping to make the instruction of economics a little
less difficult and even more fun.
By using student-centered vehicles such as the “Stock Market Simulation,”
and “Virtual Business Retailing Simulation,” students will
learn first hand the components of economics. In addition, lessons are
designed to present the 20 economic standards in a more understandable
format. An entrepreneurship approach allows students to understand the
role of the economy in everyday living. This is great preparation and
foundation for the economics classes required by most colleges.
Sports and Entertainment Marketing—406—grades
10, 11, 12 (depending upon schedule availability)—1 Business Credit—5
Quality Points--This class will teach the students that Marketing is the
tool that allows the United States economy to be one of the most successful
in the world.
Sports and entertainment are important parts of our modern economy and
this class will cover how fans and companies spend billions of dollars
each year on sports. It will take the students through a step-by-step
journey into the world of marketing, where they will learn the basic functions
of marketing and how those functions are applied to sports and entertainment.
Students will work in the areas of college and amateur sports, professional
sports, the entertainment industry, and recreation.
Accounting I—408—grades 10,
11, or 12 (but prefer 10 if planning to pursue more Accounting classes)—1
Business or Math Credit—5 Quality Points--Everyone must keep financial
records and this class will help you organize your personal records, as
well as prepare you for a possible lucrative career—in Accounting.
You will learn how to keep records for sole proprietorships, and corporations. Automated Accounting is a part of this course, as well as basic excel calculations.
10, 11, 12—(depending on when you took Accounting I)—1 Business
Credit—5 Quality Points--This class will expand your knowledge of
keeping a reporting financial records. You will learn payroll accounting,
partnership accounting, and corporation accounting. Students planning
to major in business at college need to take this class. Automated Accounting and excel projects are a large part of this course.
Accounting III —410—(also
called Accounting III)—grades 11, 12—1 Business Credit—5
Quality Points--Managerial Accounting focuses on decisions made internally
within a business. Information generated by Managerial Accountants is
used for making decisions such as: setting prices, determining the cost
of manufacturing an item, granting credit to customers, managing inventory,
leasing or buying equipment, and projecting revenues and costs. This class
will surely prepare students planning a career in accounting or those
majoring in business in college. Computers are used on a daily basis.
Law in Society—417—grades
11, 12 (depending upon schedule availability)—1 Business Credit—5
Quality Points--Understand the legal issues encountered in everyday life.
This class covers civil, criminal law, and family law—topics that
students will likely encounter in their lifetimes. Fun activities include
roleplays and mock trials. Learn what concerns you can handle yourself
and which ones require professional legal help.
International Business —419—grades 10,11, 12 (depending upon schedule availability)—1 Business Credit—5 Quality Points--International Business is designed for students who are interested in life beyond the confines of Pennsylvania. In the era of an emerging global economy and e-commerce market, we need to have a better understanding of how businesses operate and function across the globe. As consumers, employees, and business owners, we no longer have the luxury of maintaining a local perspective. Instead, we are forced to maintain a global perspective. Why study International Business? Business impacts the car you drive, the clothes you wear, the food you eat, where you work, the movie you watch, the music you listen to, the house you buy, and even where you live. Why not study something that has an influence on your everyday life? In International Business students will study how businesses function within different cultures, financial markets, economics, marketing environments, and ethical situations. The class will be composed of a variety of hands on simulations and projects, computer and web based projects, regional/country profiles, and research opportunities.
Entrepreneurship & Management —420—In a world full of "Self-Made Millionaires" it should come as no surprise that owning and managing a business is an interest of today's students. Entrepreneurship and Management is a hands-on course that will teach students the skills needed to establish and manage a business. This course is being designed to study the different forms of business entries, how to begin a business, and operate a business as an entrepreneur or manager. This hands-on course teaches students about various aspects of business ownership including: pricing, merchandising, bookkeeping, advertising/promotions, inventory control, cost analysis, and business planning. Students will apply what they learned from the classroom to real life business situations through simulations, projects, competitions and assignments using computer technology. The ultimate goal of this course, upon completion, is for the students to realize whether or not owning or operating a business is a likely career choice for them.
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