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Business Management

Business Management courses examine topics relevant to juniors and seniors preparing for their future. Students will develop business literacy by learning basic economic concepts and explore the challenges that go with managing a small business and/or running a household. Students will use and develop reading, writing, and math skills, doing hands-on projects such as a business plan, stock market simulation, and preparing basic financial documents such as a budget. Students will also learn and practice their computer skills using Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, and conducting research on the internet. A variety of instructional styles will be employed to support student learning. Students will use texts, be required to take notes, read magazines and newspaper articles and debate solutions to problems presented in case studies. Students will learn important lessons from successful (and not-so-successful) entrepreneurs and use the lessons learned as they prepare their own comprehensive business plans. These courses focus on the development of skills in research, note taking, writing, and study skills as preparation for college. A common end-of-the-year assessment will be given to all students.

Social Studies

Grade 11

 

4081 – ENTREPRENEURSHIP HON – (Gr 11) 1 CREDIT

This course follows the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) curriculum which introduces students to the entrepreneurial concepts of business management, including planning, raising capital, using business information, managing employees, and marketing products and services. Students will apply these principles by creating a business plan to develop, open, market, and operate a small business of their choice. Students work at an accelerated pace as they participate in a wide variety of activities designed to strengthen both their academic and business skills necessary for success in either continuing education in their technical career areas or at either a two-year or four-year college.

4083 – ENTREPRENEURSHIP I CP1 – (Gr 11, 12) 1 CREDIT

This course will inform students how individual choices directly influence occupational goals and future earnings potential. Real world topics covered will include 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, and evaluate and understand insurance and taxes. This course will provide a foundational understanding for making informed personal financial decisions leading to financial independence. Students in this class will also develop book business plans and explore principles of entrepreneurship.

Grade 12

4083 – ENTREPRENEURSHIP I CP1 – (Gr 11, 12) 1 CREDIT

This course will inform students how individual choices directly influence occupational goals and future earnings potential. Real world topics covered will include 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, and evaluate and understand insurance and taxes. This course will provide a foundational understanding for making informed personal financial decisions leading to financial independence. Students in this class will also develop book business plans and explore principles of entrepreneurship.

4084 Entrepreneurship II HON - (Gr 12) 1 CREDIT Description: In this advanced entrepreneurship course, students deepen the development of their entrepreneurial mindset while refining their business models, developing their products or services, and mastering sales and marketing, finance, and small business management skills. Students compete for startup capital and prizes locally, regionally, and nationally. Upon completion of Entrepreneurship 2, students are prepared to take the Certiport Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) certification exam.

4085 Entrepreneurship II CP1- (Gr 12) 1 CREDIT Description: In this advanced entrepreneurship course, students deepen the development of their entrepreneurial mindset while refining their business models, developing their products or services, and mastering sales and marketing, finance, and small business management skills. Students compete for startup capital and prizes locally, regionally, and nationally. Upon completion of Entrepreneurship 2, students are prepared to take the Certiport Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) certification exam.

Business Management Faculty Contact Information

Matthew Warren

Lead Teacher, Varisty Girls Volleyball Coach, JV Boys Volleyball Coach, History Club Advisor
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