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Business Education

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

Grades 9-10-11-12           1 Semester – .5 Credit

No Prerequisite

Introduction to Business course surveys an array of topics and concepts related to the field of business.  These courses introduce business concepts such as banking and finance, the role of government in business, consumerism, credit, investment, and management.  They usually provide a brief overview of the American economic system and corporate organization. Introductory Business course may also expose students to the varied opportunities in secretarial, accounting, management, and related fields.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Grades 9-10-11-12                              1 Semester – .5 Credit

Cannot have had Accounting

No Prerequisite

Personal Finance course helps students to develop knowledge and skills related to the principles and procedures involved in recording personal financial transactions as well as transactions typically undertaken by small businesses.  Partial emphasis may be placed on personal banking, budgeting, and income tax calculations; additional emphasis is usually placed on cashier and clerk procedures, inventory control for small businesses, database management, merchandising, and payroll.

INFORMATION PROCESSING & CAREER EXPLORATION

Grades 9-10-11-12                                                1 Semester – .5 Credit

No Prerequisite

This class will familiarize students with the high school computer system.  Student will focus on developing written communication skills using common forms of business communications (letters, memos, etc).  The class will also provide students the opportunity to complete a career search and begin developing a career portfolio, which includes letter of application, resume, reference list, and other job hunting concepts.  Students will explore other Microsoft applications such as Excel, Power Point & Publisher.

WEB PAGE DESIGN

Grades 10-11-12                                               1 Semester- .5 Credit

Prerequisite: Information Processing

Web pages will be created and managed using Mx Dreamweaver.  Dreamweaver makes it easy to create and edit Web pages or documents.  Time will be spent using Dreamweaver software to create a Web page that will ensure that the impression sought is a lasting and favorable one.  Many new techniques and ideas will be used by the students to create many different Web pages as well as their own Web page.

MARKETING

Grades 11-12                              1 Semester – .5 Credit

Prerequisite: Introduction to Business

The course is designed to learn about the economic systems of the world, workplace skills, learn basics of selling and merchandise displays.  Students will become more conscious of the way business is conducted in the United States.

BUSINESS LAW

Grades 11-12                              1 Semester – .5 Credit

Prerequisite: Introduction to Business

OFFERED ON ODD YEARS (EXAMPLE:  2018-2019, 2020-2021)

Law is a moving force within our society and reflects the changes that take place in our ideals, goals, and values.  Business law has potential value since it affects each of us on a daily basis.  Material is designed for contracts; crimes; torts; organization of local, state, and federal court systems; recognition of legal problems; utilization of professional legal counsel; agents; warranties; commercial papers; credit; minority rights; and various legal documents.  Extensive use is made of case-law study and discussions that are interesting, dramatic, practical, and relevant.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Grades 11-12                              1 Semester – .5 Credit

Prerequisite: Introduction to Business

OFFERED ON EVEN YEARS (EXAMPLE:  2019-2020, 2019-2020)

Business Management course surveys an array of topics and concepts related to the field of business.  This course introduces business concepts such as banking and finance, the role of government in business, consumerism, credit, investment, and management.  Business Management provides a brief overview of the American economic system and corporate organization.  Business Management may also expose students to the varied opportunities in secretarial, accounting, management, and related fields.

INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING

Grades 11-12                                 Year Long Course

1st Semester: MHS Credit – .5 Credit

2nd Semester: MHS Credit-.5 Credit; 3 Credits with Clinton Community College

Prerequisite: Meet Clinton Community College Entrance Requirements

Emphasis is placed on learning the accounting cycle, structured systems, and records usually incorporated by small businesses and professional offices.  A practice simulation provides an opportunity for students to apply those concepts learned throughout the course and also indicates to the instructor that competencies have been met.