• BUSINESS Principles

    Grades 9 - 12

    Duration: 1 Semester

    Prerequisite: None

    Credit: 0.5

    Every successful global business had to start somewhere. Business Management provides the expertise and insight for starting  your own business.   Explore the field of   business management and determine how you might apply management concepts to your future career or everyday life. Students  will study the free-enterprise system that fosters economic growth at home and in global markets. Learn how organizations plan strategies for their future growth and what it is to manage people successfully  using various leadership techniques. Financial decisions and the designing of an overall business plan will be experienced in the class business. Students conduct their own class business, including selling stock, developing and selling a product, researching and communicating with vendors and manufacturers, keeping inventory  records and maintaining human resource, production, and financial records. The social responsibility aspect of business is also included in this course wherein students get involved in a local charitable cause; i.e., Toys for Tots.

    Traditional testing methods will be used, but grades will also reflect students’ ability to apply managerial concepts through a class business. Computer software will facilitate learning as students apply management decision making to simulated business problems. Students will prepare a detailed business plan that will incorporate the use of social media and its role in increasing business.

    Text: Business, Principles and Management, 10th edition, Everard and Burrow