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Curriculum » Secondary Education » High School Curriculum » Business

Business

Information Technology and Management Studies

Administrative Liaison: Lizbeth Herrick
Office:  453-1500 ext. 4003

Department Chair:  Karin Dykeman
Main Office:  453-1500

The Business Department integrates several levels of technology to stay current with the demands of business and higher education. Industry recognized certifications; internships and collaboration with business and industry are an integral part of the department. Technology will be used to acquire, apply and create knowledge, and learning will be based on research, inquiry and practical applications of concepts learned.

The department participates in DECA, an international association of high school and college students studying marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality and marketing sales and service. DECA competitions include national as well as regional and state level events in many of the courses offered in the business department.

To find more information about this programs visit the following Web site: www.deca.org.

ACCOUNTING   
40 Weeks - 1 Credit (Grades 10-12)
Prerequisite: None

This course serves as an introduction to accounting as a means of recording business activities and includes the study of the classification and recording of original business transactions, the preparation and evaluation of financial statements, and the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The course will incorporate appropriate computer work in the instruction process.  Topics will include the fundamentals of accounting and its importance, analyzing and recording transactions, adjusting entries and preparing financial statements, the closing process, merchandising operations, inventory, cash and internal controls and payroll.
 
NOTE: This course may be taken for college credit through the Onondaga Community College Tech Prep Program. There is no cost to students.

BUSINESS 101
20 Weeks - 1/2 Credit (Grades 9–12)
Business 101 is an introductory course designed to give the students an overview of the basic economic concepts relevant to a changing world, business ownership and operations, the role of government in business, credit, money management in relation to budgeting, checking and savings accounts, real estate and investment tools. Combined with the use of technology, this course introduces students to the multiple facets of business including creating a stock portfolio that must be maintained during the second semester. Presentations, speakers, and computer applications are instructional tools used to meet educational goals of this course.

MONEY, CREDIT, AND BANKING
20 Weeks - 1/2 Credit (Grades 9-12)
Prerequisite: None

Recommended: Underclassman Encouraged

This course is an introduction to how banking, investing and credit affect consumer decision-making. Topics include the study of the central banking system through the Federal Reserve, functions of banks and other depository institutions, in-house operations and procedures, and modern trends in the banking system. Investment tools are reviewed, including the creation and maintaining of a stock portfolio during the second semester.  Credit and the proper use of loans, credit cards and the cost of credit in conjunction with credit and the law are covered.  Presentations, speakers, and computer applications are instructional tools used to meet the educational goals of this course.

FINANCIAL PLANNING
20 Weeks - 1/2 Credit (Grades 10-12)
Prerequisite: None

Students are introduced to the financial planning process and the components of a comprehensive financial plan including budgeting, investing, borrowing, risk management, insurance and retirement/ estate planning. Investment strategies and goals are discussed combined with financial professionals visiting the class. An emphasis will be on money management, budgeting and saving, maintaining checking accounts, credit and the cost of credit, insurance, and various investment tools such as maintaining a stock portfolio for fifteen weeks.

PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
20 Weeks - 1/2 Credit (Grades 10–12)
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to introduce students to a marketing plan, financial plan, advertising, and current marketing tools related to a new product or service. Students will study marketing, marketing ethics, e-commerce, consumer behavior, sales promotion, and personal selling. Students will be required to create a marketing plan for a new product or service, build a prototype, survey the market, and present their results.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
20 Weeks - 1/2 Credit (Grades 10–12)
Prerequisite: None

Students will design a comprehensive business plan with the goal of starting their own business. Students will learn about market research, advertising, promotion, forecasting, financial statements and the legal environment. The course will include discussions about business opportunities, feasibility studies, market analysis, legal issues facing start-ups, pricing strategies and promotional strategies. Presentations, speakers, and computer applications are instructional tools used to meet the educational goals of this course.

BUSINESS LAW
20 Weeks - 1/2 Credit (Grades 10–12)
Prerequisite: None

Students will learn to recognize the legal rights and responsibilities that affect business and consumers. This course will review the court system, principles of civil law and contract law, and legal issues that affect the operation of traditional and virtual businesses. Other topics will include ethics in law, criminal procedures, personal injury laws, contracts, and real property law. Attorneys will be invited to present to help meet the educational goals of this course.

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT
20 Weeks - 1/2 Credit (Grades 10–12)
Prerequisite: None

This course will explore the world of sports from the perspective of management. This course will explore management basics, management of college and amateur sports, agents/manager/ethics, event management, management functions, group decision-making, strategic management, networking and delegation. Students will present about current issues in each class. Speakers and computer applications are used every day to enhance the materials.

MICROSOFT OFFICE - WORD/POWERPOINT
20 Weeks - 1/2 Credit (Grades 9–12)
Prerequisite: None

Application skills for the processing of business documents such as reports, correspondence, flyers and presentations will be incorporated into weekly projects. The new Microsoft 2011 textbook will encourage a project-based, hands-on approach to business correspondence. The course will include hands-on practices, critical-thinking review, and exercises of various difficulty levels. The exercises are designed to broaden student knowledge in core content as well as teach global awareness and financial, economic, and business literacy.

ADVANCED MICROSOFT OFFICE - EXCEL/ACCESS
20 Weeks - 1/2 Credit (Grades 9–12)
Prerequisite: Microsoft Office – Word/PowerPoint

Application skills will focus on learning document processing of tables, charts, statistical computations, and database management. The new Microsoft 2011 textbook will encourage a project-based, hands-on approach to business correspondence. The course will include hands-on practices, critical-thinking review, and exercises of various difficulty levels. The exercises are designed to broaden student knowledge in core content as well as teach global awareness and financial, economic, and business literacy.










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