Business Courses and Descriptions
Advanced Accounting, CC
Formerly Accounting II/III
Advanced Accounting expands on the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and procedures for proprietorships and partnerships using double-‐entry accounting covered in Introduction to Accounting. Emphasis is placed on accounting principles as they relate to both manual and automated financial systems. This course involves understanding, analyzing, and recording business transactions and preparing, analyzing, and interpreting financial reports as a basis for decision-‐making. Students are required to take Introduction to Accounting prior to enrollment in this course. Grades 11 and 12.
Administrative and Office Management, CC
Formerly Advanced Business Management
Advanced Business Management prepares students to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization and to perform business-‐related functions. Students are provided opportunities to develop attitudes and apply skills and knowledge in the areas of business administration, management, and finance. Individual experiences will be based upon the student’s career and educational goals. Grade 12.
Business Law and Ethics, CC
Business Law and Ethics provides an overview of the legal system in the business setting. Topics covered include: basics of the judicial system, contract, personal, employment and property law. Application of legal principles and ethical decision-‐making techniques are presented through problem-‐solving methods and situation analyses. Grade 11-12.
Community Service is a course created by public law IC 20-‐30-‐14, allowing juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn up to two high school credits for completion of approved community service projects or volunteer service that “relates to a course in which the student is enrolled or intends to enroll.”
Digital Applications and Responsibility, CC
Formerly Information Communications and Technology
Digital Applications and Responsibility prepares students to use technology in an effective and appropriate manner in school, in a job, or everyday life. Students develop skills related to word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and communications software. Students learn what it means to be a good digital citizen and how to use technology, including social media, responsibly. Students expand their knowledge of how to use digital devices and software to build decision-‐making and problem-‐solving skills. Students should be provided with the opportunity to seek industry-‐recognized digital literacy certifications. Grades 9-12.
Entrepreneurship and New Ventures, CC
Entrepreneurship and New Ventures introduces entrepreneurship, and develop skills and tools critical for starting and succeeding in a new venture. The entrepreneurial process of opportunity recognition, innovation, value proposition, competitive advantage, venture concept, feasibility analysis, and “go to” market strategies will be explored through mini case studies of successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurial start-‐ups. Additionally, topics of government and legal restrictions, intellectual property, franchising location, basic business accounting, raising startup funding, sales and revenue forecasting and business plan development will be presented through extensive use of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. Grade 12.
Interactive Media prepares students for careers in business and industry working with interactive media products and services; which includes the entertainment industries. This course emphasizes the development of digitally generated or computer-‐enhanced products using multimedia technologies. Students will develop an understanding of professional business practices including the importance of ethics, communication skills, and knowledge of the “virtual workplace”.
Introduction to Accounting
Formerly Accounting I
Introduction to Accounting introduces the language of business using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and procedures for proprietorships and partnerships using double-‐entry accounting. Emphasis is placed on accounting principles as they relate to both manual and automated financial systems. This course involves understanding, analyzing, and recording business transactions and preparing, analyzing, and interpreting financial reports as a basis for decision-‐making. Grades 9 and 10.
Personal Financial Responsibility addresses the identification and management of personal financial resources to meet the financial needs and wants of individuals and families, considering a broad range of economic, social, cultural, technological, environmental, and maintenance factors. This course helps students build skills in financial responsibility and decision making; analyze personal standards, needs, wants, and goals; identify sources of income, saving and investing; understand banking, budgeting, record-‐keeping and managing risk, insurance and credit card debt. A project based approach and applications through authentic settings such as work based observations and service learning experiences are appropriate. Direct, concrete applications of mathematics proficiencies in projects are encouraged. Grade 9-12.
Principles of Business Management, CC
Principles of Business Management focuses on the roles and responsibilities of managers as well as opportunities and challenges of ethically managing a business in the free enterprise system. Students will attain an understanding of management, team building, leadership, problem solving steps and processes that contribute to the achievement of organizational goals. The management of human and financial resources is emphasized. Grade 11-12.
Principles of Marketing, CC
Principles of Marketing provides a basic introduction to the scope and importance of marketing in the global economy. Emphasis is placed on oral and written communications, mathematical applications, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as they relate to advertising/promotion/selling, distribution, financing, marketing-‐ information management, pricing, and product/service management. Grade 11-12.
Technical Business Communications, CC
Technical/Business Communication provides students with the communication and problem-‐solving skills to function effectively in the workplace. Areas of study include written/oral/visual communication, listening, informational reading, Internet research/analysis, and electronic communication. Concepts addressed will include adapting communication to the situation, purpose, and audience. Students produce documents related to employee handbooks, instructional manuals, employment communication, organizational communication, business reports, and social and professional situations using word processing, presentation, multimedia, and desktop publishing software. Grade 11-12.
Web Design, CC
Web Design is a course that provides instruction in the principles of web design using HTML/XHTML and current/emerging software programs. Areas of instruction include audience analysis, hierarchy layout and design techniques, software integration, and publishing. Instructional strategies should include peer teaching, collaborative instruction, project-‐based learning activates and school community projects. Grade 11-12.