This introductory course will teach to understand commonplace functions of the world of business as routinely experienced in one’s personal life, regardless of occupation. They will have a better understanding of American business and its place in our social and economic environment. Topics include banking, home buying and renting; interest rates; and job applications. The Stock Market Game is utilized to examine the process used in trading stocks. Students will visit the NYSE and the Federal Reserve Bank as an integral part of the course.
This course will provide students with a learning experience equivalent to a typical college introductory Accounting course. In this two-semester course, students will prepare for college level accounting and be provided an introduction to the concepts and uses of financial accounting information in a business environment and its role in the economic decision-making process. Accounting is referred to as the language of business. Primary areas of study include the theory of debits and credits, special journals, the accounting cycle, notes and interest, receivables and payables, accruals and deferrals, measurement and valuation of assets and liabilities, the determination of net income (profit) and the preparation and analysis of basic financial statements.
Prerequisite: B- or better in H AlgII/Trig or C with teacher recommendation
Prerequisite: ACP Alg II A- or better or B with teacher recommendation
This course is designed for seniors contemplating accounting or business administration as a college major. The accounting cycle, as well as support statements and forms relating to payroll, taxes, inventories, finance, and the state and federal government, is the focus of the course. Students experiment with automated accounting through the use of accounting software, and complete a computerized simulation of the “actual” cycle in action in the last quarter. Instruction in tax preparation is provided. Professional accountants present lessons on “real-life” applications
Introduction to Business Grades 11 and 12 -One Semester
This course serves as an introduction to the foundations of business while developing the entrepreneurial spirit. The class illustrates the ways in which students will be able to apply the information and skills they will have developed throughout their academic careers within our free market system.
International Business Grades 11 and 12
Students will learn the foundations of international business by examining how economies around the globe increasingly overlap. Students will learn how the various governments, cultures and traditions around the world largely dictate the success of each nation’s financial strength and ability to grow. The course will study past and present business ventures that have successfully operated internationally then use this information to project future possibilities. The course will instruct students how to evaluate economic strength, cultural influences, regulatory variables, different methods of taxation and currency valuation.
Fashion Marketing Grades 11 and 12 - One Semester
Marketing is the tool that has allowed the United States’ economy to be one of the most successful in the world. The fashion industry is an integral part of our modern economy because consumers spend millions of dollars each year on clothing and related accessories. This course teaches the basic functions of marketing and how these functions are applied to the fashion industry.
Students will have an introduction to social media marketing and how social media has influenced fashion marketing. Students will learn the importance of branding and how companies differentiate themselves. Students will analyze how merchandising impacts brands.
This course is an introduction to microeconomics, which concerns the operation of markets in the allocation of our scarce resources. Students will examine the behavior of individual consumers and firms, and will develop a framework to determine the efficiency of various market outcomes. Topics include consumer theory, the behavior of firms in competition, monopoly, market equilibrium, and the role of government in the economy. The CLEP test is available to students who wish college credit.
Sports, Entertainment and Hospitality Marketing Grades 11, 12 (One semester course) Course #0641
This course covers the intriguing world of sports and entertainment from teh perspective of marketing. Topics such as college and amateur sports, marketing, entertainment and professional sports will be covered. Marketing in the hospitality industry is covered with such topics as hotel image and location, use of technology and marketing strategies for product and service planning.