Introduction to Business
Introduction to Business introduces students to the world of business, including the concepts, functions, and skills required for meeting the challenges of operating a business on a local, national, and international scale. The course will focus on all aspects of business: the domestic and international economics, financial principles, management strategies, administrative and information systems, ethics, and organizational and professional leadership. Students will analyze the elements of the business environment and focus on attitudinal and problem-solving skills inherent to success.
Business Management focuses on the development of the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling functions required for the production and delivery of goods and services. This applied knowledge course addresses the management role of utilizing the businesses’ resources ofemployees, equipment, and capital to achieve an organization’s goals.
Accounting is the language of business and an integral aspect of all business activities. Accounting I introduces concepts and principles based on a double entry system of maintaining financial records for a sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation. It includes analyzing business transactions, journalizing, posting, and preparing worksheets and financial statements. Technology will be incorporated as an essential tool where resources are available. Computerized accounting may be incorporated where resources are available.
Marketing Principles introduces the student to the basic concepts of modern marketing. Course content includes general marketing principles of product planning and production, distribution, pricing and promotions.
Entrepreneurial Skills education prepares students to carry out the entrepreneurial process and experience the entrepreneurial spirit. Developing an innovative idea is one of the first steps of a successful business.
This course will provide a foundational understanding for making informed personal financial decisions leading to financial independence.