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Business Education
In the business course of study students will explore topics related to finance and commerce. Courses include topics in analyzing business transactions, economics, business law, and marketing. Students planning to major in business in college should take a variety of these courses.

Courses
Accounting
BU300
Credits: 1
Grades: 10 11 12
Prerequisites: None
Notes: None
Course Description:
In Accounting I students learn about the basic principles of accounting theory relevant to business transactions such as journals, ledgers, financial statements and more. Students will also be introduced to accounting software. If interested in advanced accounting or business as a major in college, students should enroll in college tech prep Accounting where high school and college credit can be earned.
Advertising
BU103
Credits:
Grades: 9 10 11 12
Prerequisites: None
Notes: None
Course Description:
This course is designed to give students general knowledge of advertising and its role in our society. They will understand the advantages and disadvantages of print, digital, and broadcast media. This course is a good foundation for those students pursuing higher education in business, communications, marketing, and/or advertising.
Google and Other Software Apps
BU101
Credits:
Grades: 9 10 11 12
Prerequisites: None
Notes: None
Course Description:
This course will develop basic computer skills in the following areas: keyboarding techniques, document formatting, electronic communication techniques, file management, and basic software applications. Students will construct various forms and reports required in the college and business world. Instruction will introduce students to Microsoft Office, Google, and other online resources.
Business and Street Law I
BU204
Credits:
Grades: 10 11 12
Prerequisites: None
Notes: None
Course Description:
Laws that affect everyday living are stressed as the student examines civil and criminal law and the operation of our courts system. This semester course includes topics on special laws affecting minors and consumers, contracts, buying and selling goods, using credit, automobile insurance, landlords and tenants, wills, and estate planning.
Business and Street Law II
BU304
Credits:
Grades: 10 11 12
Prerequisites: Business and Street Law I (BU204)
Notes: None
Course Description:
In this semester course students will learn topics such as rental agreements, business contracts, wills and estate planning, insurance and other laws that every citizen should know.
Leadership
BU302
Credits:
Grades: 10 11 12
Prerequisites: None
Notes: None
Course Description:
This semester elective course will focus on the development of students into influential leaders who are able to positively impact others and maximize the results of themselves and the teams upon which they are a part of. Throughout this course, students will look at leadership theory, self-reflection, practical analysis, and implementation into their own lives. Students will analyze leadership styles, risks, rewards, and responsibilities of all types of leaders.
Financial Literacy
BU203
Credits:
Grades: 9 10 11 12
Prerequisites: None
Notes: Students who have taken Economics of Living should not take this course.
Course Description:
Financial Literacy is a course designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to make financial plans and decisions that will affect their roles as workers, consumers, and citizens. Utilizing the internet, students will be introduced to basic financial and investment concepts they will be able to apply to managing and budgeting their finances.
Introduction to Business
BU100
Credits:
Grades: 9 10 11 12
Prerequisites: None
Notes: None
Course Description:
This semester course is designed to introduce students to the role of consumer, worker, and citizen. This course will focus on responsible consumer decision making on preparing for future employment and on citizenship. The course will introduce a variety of topics including accounting, money management, economics, business law, and business management. Students completing this course will have a solid foundation to pursue other business courses.
IB Business Management SL/HL
BU620
Credits: 1,1
Grades: 11 12
Prerequisites: None
Notes: This course fills a Group 3 requirement within the IB diploma program.
Course Description:
This course will explore the world of business via five topics: business organization and environment, human resources, finance, marketing, and operations. Business management will examine how business decisions are influenced by factors internal and external to an organization, and how these decisions impact upon it stakeholders, both internally and externally. Students will learn to analyze, discuss, and evaluate business activities at a local, national, and international level. Students will produce a commentary based on a real world issue facing a particular organization.
Microsoft Office
BU202
Credits:
Grades: 9 10 11 12
Prerequisites: Softare App I (BU101)
Notes: None
Course Description:
In this course students will learn how to create professional documents and presentations using components of Microsoft Office Suite.
Small Business Management
BU201
Credits:
Grades: 10 11 12
Prerequisites: It is strongly recommended that Intro to Business (BU100) be taken prior.
Notes: None
Course Description:
Project and simulation based, this course is an excellent choice for any student who wants to learn about starting a business. Students will develop a business plan for the creation of their own business. They will apply acquired knowledge to the management and operation of their business.