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Business
Course Offerings
FINANCIAL LITERACY
Code: 600

½ Credit

Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage one’s financial resources effectively for lifetime financial security.  In this course, the student finds, evaluates, and applies financial information; sets and achieves financial goals; develops income earning and saving potential; uses financial services; meets financial obligations; and builds and protects wealth.  

 *Suggested elective for all students

 *Qualifies as a mathematics related course


ACCOUNTING I

Code: 601
1 Credit     

This course introduces students to the accounting cycle from the original business transaction to closing books at year-end, including the preparation and interpretation of financial statements. Students are introduced to partnership and corporate accounting. They prepare, interpret and analyze financial statements using manual systems for merchandising a business organized as a partnership. This course is beneficial for the future accountant and for careers in many related business fields.
 *Qualifies as a mathematics related course


ACCOUNTING II

Code: 602
1 Credit     

Students apply the accounting standards learned in Accounting I to complete the accounting cycle of a merchandising corporation as well as accounting for a partnership. Accounting II reflects the importance of being able to understand, interpret, and use accounting information to make financial decisions. Students learn about planning and controlling principles used to evaluate the performance of an organization and apply differential analysis and present-value concepts to make decisions. In addition, students develop a working knowledge of employer payroll tax procedures and requirements to comply with tax laws and regulations. During the course, students complete an accounting simulation to reinforce and demonstrate their accounting knowledge.

 *Prerequisite: Accounting I



BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Code: 630
1 Credit

This course introduces students to principles of management, emphasizing various leadership styles. Topics include organizational structures, managerial decision making, business ethics, labor and government regulations, and human resources management.     

BANKING AND CREDIT 

Code: 691

½ Credit

This course presents a survey of the principles and practices of banking and credit in the United States. Students learn about the major functions of banks and other depository institutions, in-house operations and procedures, central banking through the Federal Reserve System and modern trends in the banking industry. The credit component provides an overview of credit functions and operations, including credit risk evaluation, loan creation and debt collection.  

 *Qualifies as a mathematics related course

FINANCIAL PLANNING    

Code: 692

½ Credit

This course introduces students to the financial planning process and the components of a comprehensive financial plan. Students prepare a financial plan that includes saving, investing, borrowing, risk management (insurance), and retirement and estate planning. 

 *Qualifies as a mathematics related course



ECONOMICS

Code: 690

½ Credit

This course introduces students to macro and micro economics and provides an understanding of how our market economy functions in a global setting. It provides students with a survey of economic concepts.  In addition, a unit on capital markets acquaints the student with the role that various markets and securities play in the United States economy.  

 *Qualifies as a mathematics related course



MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT ACADEMY INTERNSHIP

Code: 698
1 Credit

Marketing and Management Academy Internship gives students a solid grasp of how to prepare for work and life through career planning, money management, and independent-living techniques.  Students will be introduced to some of today’s hottest careers in the business field, taught easy-to-remember rules for improving study stills, and they will place a strong emphasis on critical SCANS workplace skills.  Special focus will be provided with the tools needed to excel and succeed  in both academic and professional business careers.  Students will also be given the opportunities for job shadowing and job experience through internships within local businesses in the marketing and management field.  Students will also prepare for the National Retail Federation Customer Service Certification.
*Seniors only