Business Course Offerings by Grade Level

Courses highlighted in yellow are available for dual credit through CWI.

Freshman (9th)

Sophomore (10th)

Junior (11th)

Senior (12th)

 Business Essentials 

Business Management

Business Management

Marketing Economics

Marketing Economics

Principles of Marketing

Principles of Marketing

Personal Busi Finance

Personal Busi Finance

Busi Entrepreneur A

Busi Entrepreneur B

Business Management

Business Technology

Web Design

Web Design

Web Design

Web Design

Computer Application 1

Computer Application 1

Computer Application 1

Computer Application 1

Computer Application 2

Computer Application 2

Computer Application 2

Computer Application 2

Computer Science 121

Computer Science 121

Computer Science 121

Computer Science 121

Business Essentials

Course number 0223 Fall Course

Semester – 1 credit

Grade Level -  9                          

This course is an Introduction to the High School of Business Program.

The class serves as an introductory to the students of what is offered in the HS Business program. It touches on however not in-depth on the following: : Accounting : Marketing : Business Strategies : Salesmanship : Economics

 Business Management

Course number 0227  Fall Course

Semester – 1 credit         

Grade Level -  10, 11

 

Business Management, a project-based business course, develops student understanding and skills in such areas as business law, economics, financial analysis, human resources management, information management, marketing, operations, and strategic management. Through the use of three projects, students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the business world. They develop a business analysis report, conduct an environmental scan of the local business community, and investigate business activities. Current technology will be used to acquire information and to complete the projects. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills. Formal reflection is an on-going component of the course.

Marketing Economics

Course number 0228  Spring Course

Semester – 1 credit   

Prerequisite -  Principles of Business

Grade Level -  10, 11                                                                                 

Prerequisite:  HSB  Principles of Business    

Economics Credit        

In Business Economics, a project-based business course, students expand their understanding that businesses are influenced by external factors that are often beyond their control. Consumer spending, government policies, economic conditions, legal issues, and global competition are addressed through practical, current applications to everyday societal and business life. Decision matrices are introduced, and the importance and costs of quality are stressed. Students develop their knowledge and skills in such areas as economics, entrepreneurship, operations, and professional development. Throughout the course, students will be presented with current economic problems for which they are asked to determine solutions, often through the application of decision matrices.

               

Principles of Marketing

Course number 0229 Spring course only

Semester – 1 credit          

Prerequisite – Instructor’s Signature required.

Grade Level -  11, 12

Principles of Marketing is a project-based business course that develops student understanding and skills in the functional areas of marketing: channel management, marketing-information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of each of the marketing functions and their ethical and legal issues. Decision matrices are employed to aid in market planning.

Personal Business Finance

Course number 0230 Fall course

Semester – 1 credit

Grade Level -  11, 12            

Prerequisite: Principles of Business and Business Economics or concurrently.

Instructor’s signature required on registration

Principles of Finance furthers student understanding of two specific business activities—accounting and finance—that were introduced in an earlier High School of Business™ course, Principles of Business.  Through team activities and a semester-long corporate investment project, students make connections between accounting and finance.  Students acquire an understanding of financial statements, calculate financial ratios, and make corporate financial management decisions based on their analysis of financial data.  In addition, students apply the concepts of operating and overhead costs, internal accounting controls, and budgets to their class business.  Lastly, cost/benefit analysis is introduced as an element of financial planning and decision-making.

Business Entrepreneur A

Course number 0231 – Fall course

Semester – 1 credit

Grade Level - 12                     

Prerequisite: Principles of Business and Business Economics or concurrently.

Instructor’s signature required on registration

College credit by CLEP Examination

Principles of Management furthers student understanding of management that was introduced in an earlier High School of Business™ course, Principles of Business. Through individual and team activities and a semester-long project, students make connections between management and business success. Students acquire an understanding of legal and ethical issues associated with management; initiate, plan, implement and control, and close a project; motivate team members; delegate work; develop a chain of command; coordinate work efforts; and interpret statistical findings.

Business Entrepreneur B

Course number 0232 – Spring course

Semester – 1 credit

Grade Level -  12                  

Prerequisites: Instructor’s signature required on registration. This is the capstone course of the High School of Business.  All Core High School of Business courses must be completed prior to enrollment into Business Strategies.

This project-based business course develops student understanding and skills in such areas as business law, entrepreneurship, financial analysis, human resources management, and strategic management. By planning, organizing, staffing, directing, leading, and controlling business activities, students acquire a realistic understanding of what is required to open and successfully run a business. They conduct situational, market, and competitive analyses; select a target market; develop a business plan; recruit, interview, select, and hire staff; supervise staff; control use of resources; and evaluate the results of the business effort. Throughout the course, students make decisions and use problem-solving skills. Formal reflection is an on-going component of the course

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT  A - B

Course numbers  0200 and 0201

Year:  2 credits        

Grade Level -   12                                                                                           

Prerequisite -  Teacher approval

A course designed to introduce students to essential business and marketing competencies required for business operations. Units of instruction include general business and management principles, leadership, salesmanship, marketing/entrepreneurship, public speaking, and the use of accounting information for making business decisions.

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

Computer Application 1 

Course number 0208 Fall

Semester – 1 credit                        

Grade Level - 9, 10, 11, 12

Students will be introduced to computers and the Internet, Microsoft productivity programs, and some devices associated with digital audio, video, and photography. This course prepares students to learn Microsoft applications used in college and careers.

Computer Application 2  

Course number 0209 Spring

Semester – 1 credit                        

Grade Level - 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite - Computer App 1

The Spring Semester will be Microsoft Excel and Access and introduce them to database programming.

Web Design

Course number (0294)

Semester – 1 Credit

Grade: Level - 9, 10, 11, 12                                                                                                                      

An entry level course designed to allow students to develop Web pages utilizing HTML and CSS.  This course is designed to provide students with vocabulary and concepts required to develop a Website.  Students will be introduced to industry standard Web design software.

Computer Science 121

Course number 0217

 

Semester – 1 credit

Grade level - 9, 10, 11, 12                                                                                                                                                              

A course designed to introduce students to computer science, programming concepts, and programming.  Students will learn how to design, enter, compile, run and debug programs and gain an understanding of how to break up large programming tasks into small, solvable parts to create effective working programs across a variety of platforms