Business

BUSINESS DEPARTMENT 

FACULTY

Matthew LaPan Mike Leonbruno

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  • ACCOUNTING (ELECTIVE)

This course is a prerequisite for almost every business degree.  Also, any person interested in a job straight out of high school will be much better prepared with an accounting course on their transcript.  It will give students the necessary background for careers in general business, accounting clerks, bookkeepers, and accountants. All college students majoring in any Business field will need to take anywhere from 1 to 3 Accounting courses.  This is a one year introductory course in double entry accounting procedures. Students will learn to keep financial records for a service or retail business. Principles covered include the bookkeeping cycle, debit/credit theory, financial statements, use of various journal and ledgers, worksheets, accounts receivable and payable, and payroll systems.  Computers will be used for simulation and projects. Students will also learn personal money management and have a solid practical understanding of how businesses track their finances. This course can be used as a 3rd unit of Math for a Regents Diploma. 

CREDIT: 1.0  FINAL ASSESSMENT: LOCAL EXAM


  • BUSINESS LAW (ELECTIVE)

The number one college major for both men and women is Business.  All college students majoring or minoring in any Business field will most likely need to take Business Law 1 and Business Law 2.  Any student entering the workforce will benefit from the practical knowledge of the law. You will understand your right and responsibilities as an American citizen!! This one semester course provides students with an understanding of the legal framework of our society.  The topics covered include the history, development, and classification of laws, personal and business law related to everyday life, contract law, the court system and courtroom procedures, legal terminology, constitutional rights, ethics, technology law, intellectual property, social responsibility, international law and consumer protection. 

CREDIT: 1.0   FINAL ASSESSMENT: LOCAL EXAM


  • CAREER AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (ELECTIVE)

This course is designed to help students develop workplace skills and explore different occupational subject areas.  There will be an emphasis on the application of foundation skills and competencies essential in the workplace. Each student will begin and plan a career portfolio that will record their goals and interests.  This class will also cover financial management and economic issues. Financial topics will include types of insurance and each student will complete realistic and detailed bank reconciliations. 

CREDIT: 0.5  FINAL ASSESSMENT: LOCAL EXAM



  • BUSINESS MATH

Research has shown that high school students are growing into adults with little, if any, financial knowledge/skills to keep them out of financial trouble. Young adults now have the second highest rate of bankruptcy. The average credit card debt for 18-34 year olds rose 55% between 1992 and 2001. Nearly a quarter of their incomes are spent on debt repayment (Parrish, 2005). The Financial Literacy course will assist students with developing the necessary financial skills to succeed and participate in the American dream. Students will develop positive money management skills, create a financial plan for the future and help you achieve your financial goals.

CREDIT: 1.0  FINAL ASSESSMENT: LOCAL EXAM


  • LEADERSHIP (ELECTIVE)

Successful athletes, powerful business people, and highly effective individuals--what do they have in common?  They must have strong leadership skills to achieve success. This class is designed to teach students leadership skills that will be important to their future - regardless of career goals.  This class teaches several of the new "basic skills" identified as crucial for success into the next century. These skills include problem solving and creative thinking; self-esteem, goal setting and motivation; interpersonal skills and team work; situational leadership and communication.  The class emphasizes small group work and hands-on experiences.

CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  LOCAL EXAM


  • MULTIMEDIA DESIGN (ELECTIVE)

This course is designed to help students better understand the world of graphics, multimedia, and the use of computer software.  Students will spend most of their time designing in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, which are the industry leading software programs.  The course will explore new trends in technology and multimedia as well as expose students to various pieces of software and hardware. Projects created in the course will include items for the internet as well as t-shirts, hats, mugs,etc. For various groups and organizations throughout the school.

CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  LOCAL EXAM



  • SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (ELECTIVE)

This ½ credit course provides a broad view of the social science of economics.  It builds on real-world economic applications to create a basic understanding of economic concepts and our economic system.  It includes a range of both macro and microeconomic concepts with an emphasis on the American Free Enterprise System. This course relates economic principles through real-world situations students are familiar with.  The Business Management portion of the course provides students with an understanding of the business management functions, various management theories and the basic organization of a business. Students learn that Business Management is the process of using the resources of a business to efficiently and effectively achieve its goals through planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling.  The study of business management is an essential component in the design and delivery of a comprehensive business education curriculum.

CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  LOCAL EXAM



  • SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING (ELECTIVE) 

Sports and Entertainment Marketing is a course that is designed for students interested in sports, entertainment and event marketing.  Emphasis is placed on the following principles as they apply to the industry: branding, licensing and naming rights; business foundations; concessions and on-site merchandising; economic foundations; promotion; safety and security; and human relations.

CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  LOCAL EXAM



  • INTRO TO OCCUPATIONS

This course is designed to explore various occupational areas and develop transferable skills essential to all occupations.  Course units include career exploration, job finding skills, job application skills, interview techniques, starting a new job, employer/employee responsibilities, job safety, paychecks, budgeting, and money management skills.  Intro to Occupations is a full year, elective course.

CREDIT:  1.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT: LOCAL EXAM



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