Business Technologies Courses
Below is a list of semester courses taken in high school in Business Technologies.
Accounting I is the most fundamental study preparing students to enter their personal and business financial worlds and is for both career and college-bound students. This course is a must to students that are majoring in business, planning on owning their own business, or interested in exploring a career in accounting. Over the next decade, over 200,000 jobs are expected to open up in accounting. Entrepreneurs must understand accounting concepts to problem solve and make sound business decisions. Students will track, record, summarize and report a business’s financial transactions. They will develop financial documents, project future income and expenses, and evaluate the accuracy of a business’s financial information. Technology, employability skills, leadership, and communications will be incorporated into classroom activities.
Accounting II is for both career and college-bound students interested in accounting and business careers. Students will expand on topics learned in Accounting I course while adding new topics such as managerial accounting, cost accounting, and financial statement analysis. A strong emphasis is placed on using computerized accounting projects. It also provides excellent background and preparation for college accounting courses and for business majors. Students who have completed two years of accounting generally are more successful in their first year of college accounting than students without that background.
Business Foundations, an introductory business course, provides the framework for all future business courses. It acquaints students with personal banking and finance, economics, entrepreneurship, management, and marketing. Business Foundations will use technology to synthesize and share business information. Employability skills, leadership and communications, business etiquette, ethics and personal financial literacy will be addressed. This course will be the new Money Management with a business twist. Students will explore the fundamentals of decision making, setting financial goals, budgeting, taxes, banking services, credit, consumer laws, and risk management. A stock market simulation allows students to manage a $100,000 stock portfolio and compete with other schools.
Are you interested in starting your own business, designing a product/service or creating a business plan? Take Entrepreneurship! You will use innovation skills to generate ideas for new products and services, evaluate the feasibility of ideas, and develop a strategy for commercialization. In addition, you will use technology to select target markets, profile target customers, define the venture’s mission, and create business plans. Students will take initial steps to establish a business by calculating and forecasting costs, break-even, and sales. Establishing brand, setting prices, promoting products, and managing customer relationships will be emphasized.
This course is designed with an emphasis on the effect of international trade in a global economy. Areas to be studied include the cultural, geographic, political, and legal ramifications on business markets as well as world trade theory, foreign investment, currency exchange, capital markets, import/export, and the management aspects of global production. Students will evaluate global business strategies and market-entry methods for conducting business internationally. They will use technology to determine the impact of government, economics, geography, history, ethics, and digital communication tools on global trade. They will also analyze the competitiveness of U.S. companies in the international marketplace.