Business and Marketing Education

 

Course #  Course NameGradesPrerequisiteSemester 
Credits
B565Introduction to Business9-12None1
B590Personal Finance9-12None1
B500Accounting I9-12None1
B502Accounting II9-12Accounting I1
K211 Introduction to Marketing9-11None1
K213Sales and Marketing9-11None1
K311Management and Marketing11-12None1
K313Entrepreneurship and Marketing11-12None1

 

Introduction to Business

Introduction to Business is designed for the student that wants to explore the possibilities of a career in business or ultimately own and operate their own business. By learning business vocabulary, exploring different types of businesses, global competition and more, this course serves as a foundation for and connection to other Business Department courses such as Marketing, Accounting, and Personal Finance. Topics such as entrepreneurship, pricing and the global marketplace, sales & marketing, forms of ownership, management & human resources decisions will be covered.

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Personal Finance 

More than any previous generation, today’s teenagers will be required to take more personal responsibility for actively managing their finances throughout their lives. Learning about sound money management skills and the financial planning process will help high school students develop positive behaviors necessary to attaining financial maturity and achieving a secure future. Students will study life survival skills in the areas of personal finance including topics such as: setting financial goals, budgeting and banking, credit and loans, investing, insurance, scams, and more. This course provides students with opportunities to interact with various financial education tools and curriculum.

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Accounting I

Accounting I is designed to introduce learners to the basic principles of accounting by applying accounting procedures and concepts to a service business organized as a sole proprietorship. Using a sequential approach, students will understand the building blocks of accounting systems and how the steps interrelate to create meaningful information about a company's financial health. Students will learn to create and interpret the reports used by owners, managers, and potential investors to analyze a business' strengths and weaknesses. Students will learn how to interpret the financial statements that are the international language of business. In addition, students will explore the many career fields open to accounting majors who master these important concepts. This introductory course is an excellent basis for any further study in business.

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Accounting II

Accounting II will use an integrated approach to teach accounting. Students first learn how businesses plan for and evaluate their operating, financing and investing decisions and then how accounting systems gather and provide data to internal and external decision makers. This course covers learning objectives consistent with a traditional college level financial accounting course, plus those from a managerial accounting course. Topics include an introduction to accounting, accounting information systems, time value of money, and accounting for merchandising firms, sales and receivables, fixed assets, debt and equity. Other topics include statement of cash flows, financial ratios, cost-volume profit analysis and variance analysis.  Accounting I is a prerequisite to this course.

 

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Introduction to Marketing 

This course is designed for the student who has an interest in the business field. Class topics include marketing concepts, global marketplace, sales, communication and management skills. Students will demonstrate an understanding of interpersonal communication strategies through class projects and group sessions. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the Minnesota Stock Market Game throughout the semester. Business speakers are a part of this course on many business topics.

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Sales and Marketing 

This course is designed for the student who has an interest in the business field. This course is the second part of the Marketing I course. Class topics include: career opportunities, advertising, public relations, market research and price strategies. Students demonstrate knowledge of career opportunities through a research paper and group presentation during this semester. Students have the opportunity to participate in the Minnesota Stock Market Game throughout the semester. Business speakers are a part of this course on many business topics.

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Management and Marketing 

This course is offered to students who have a career objective in any of the many businesses and professions using promotions, sales and marketing techniques. Class topics include: marketing concepts, sports and entertainment marketing, job searching skills, market research and the state-wide Stock Market Game. Group projects along with classroom discussions will be a part of the curriculum. 

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Entrepreneurship and Marketing 

This course is offered to students who have a career objective in any of the many businesses and professions using promotions, sales and marketing techniques. Class topics include: marketing, money and financial institutions, sports and entertainment marketing part II, marketing plans, Stock Market Game and a research paper. Group projects along with classroom discussions will be a part of the curriculum. 

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