• Business Education

    Management and Administration

    903406 Leadership (HSB)

    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Placement: 9
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    This project-based leadership course develops student understanding and skills in such areas as communication skills, emotional intelligence, operations, and professional development. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the need for leadership skills. The final project activity of the course is the implementation of a service-learning project. 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.

    903402 Wealth Management/Personal Finance (HSB)

    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12 (9th grade with administrator approval)
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Student will see how present and future individual financial choices directly influence occupational goals and future earnings potential. Real world topics covered will include careers and income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing. Students will design personal and household budgets utilizing checking and saving accounts, gain knowledge in finance, debt and credit management, evaluate and understand insurance and taxes in order to build wealth. This course will provide a foundational understanding for making informed personal financial decisions leading to financial independence.

    903400 Wealth Management/Personal Finance (HSB)[HYBRID/ONLINE]

    Prerequisite: Students must meet Scholar’s Academy criteria on page 7
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12 (9th grade with administrator approval)
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Student will see how present and future individual financial choices directly influence occupational goals and future earnings potential. Real world topics covered will include careers and income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing. Students will design personal and household budgets utilizing checking and saving accounts, gain knowledge in finance, debt and credit management, evaluate and understand insurance and taxes in order to build wealth. This course will provide a foundational understanding for making informed personal financial decisions leading to financial independence. For more information on Hybrid and Online courses see page 7.

    903145 Principles of Business (HSB)

    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    This 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 four projects, students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the business world. 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.

    903303 Business Economics (HSB)

    Prerequisite: Wealth Management/Personal Finance
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    This project-based business course develops student understanding and skills in such areas as economics, entrepreneurship, operations, and professional development. Through the use of seven projects, students develop an understanding of economic decision-making in the business world as well as improving their knowledge of entrepreneurial contributions. 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.

    903153 Principles of Marketing (HSB)

    Prerequisite: Business Economics (HSB)
    Grade Placement: 11,12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2 (Honors)
    This project-based business course develops student understanding and skills in such areas as channel management, marketing-information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling. Through the use of seven projects, students acquire an understanding and appreciation of marketing 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.

    903158 Principles of Finance (HSB)

    Prerequisite: Principles of Marketing (HSB)
    Grade Placement: 11,12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2 (Honors)
    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 that 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.

    903167 Principles of Management (HSB)

    Prerequisite: Principles of Finance (HSB)
    Grade Placement: 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2 (Honors)
    Student will gain a better understanding of management that was introduced in Principles of Business. Through individual and team activities and a semester-long project, students make connections between management and business success. Students will also acquire an understanding of legal and ethical issues associated with management.

    903168 Business Strategies (HSB)

    Prerequisite: Principles of Management (HSB)
    Grade Placement: 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2 (Honors) Business Strategies serves as the capstone course for the High School of Business program. Students utilize their previously developed decision matrices to finalize a business plan, incorporating an organizational plan, a management plan, a financial plan and a marketing plan for a non-profit organization. Students will also engage in risk assessment; strategic planning; target market selection; competitive and market analyses; human resources selection, training and assessment; and performance assessment of their business plan.