BUSINESS EDUCATION

  •  Accounting A
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 1550-2
    Prerequisite: Computer Applications or SCT
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Students will learn accounting procedures for a service business organized for single-owner businesses and partnerships. This course prepares students for entry-level accounting/ finance positions and is recommended for all students interested in pursuing a college degree, as well as students who plan to own and operate their own business.

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    Accounting B
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 1550-3
    Prerequisite: Accounting A
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    This course is a continuation of Accounting A.

    Advanced Accounting 
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 1551-1
    Prerequisite: Accounting B
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    This course is an extension of Accounting B. Students will learn accounting procedures for a merchandising business that is structured as a corporation. In addition, students will continue to explore accounting as a possible career choice.

    Business Academy
    1 Trimester (Block-2 periods) - 1 Credit
    I/S (International Business and Sports and Entertainment Management) Course #1572
    S/B (Sports and Entertainment Management and Business Finance) Course #1573
    B/I (Business Finance and International Business) Course #1574
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    The Business Academy will give students an opportunity to explore business as a possible career path as they learn concepts and develop skills in the areas of business management, marketing, and administration. The academy will offer two concentrated strands of study to include business finance, sports and entertainment management, and/ or international business. Students will participate in work-based learning and leadership activities to prepare them for the workplace and postsecondary education and training pursuits. Students will be able to earn industry-based certification and skills-based badges that provide an employer with verification that students have attained the necessary business skills to be employable in careers in our global society upon completing the program.

    Business Career and Professional Development Capstone Experience
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 1577-1
    Prerequisite: 11th and 12th Grade Business Program Completers
    Students will have the opportunity to earn Microsoft Specialist, Expert, and Master certifications while they embark on a business career and professional development capstone journey. Students will participate in an internship, job shadowing, and or field experience in their community to specialize their focus on their desired career area as they research, synthesize, assess, and apply learned business concepts and competencies. Students will include components such as career mobility, education, training, and preparation, as they develop a six-year personal career and life plan to meet their goals and objectives. Students will complete a research project, portfolio, and presentation on their findings. Students will utilize career advancement activities to enhance professional development and maintain a career portfolio to document knowledge, skills, and experience in their chosen career field. Students will work on job seeking skills and preparation and examine licensing, certifications and credentialing requirements to maintain compliance with industry standards.

    Business Finance
    [MAC] 4th Related Math (0.5 credit)
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 1554-1
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Students will learn how to handle their personal finances to prepare them for managing a business. Topics will include investing, banking, budgeting, asset protection and management, cost of installment buying, and responsible use of credit. Students will develop the skills to plan, manage, and monitor financial transactions for individual and business applications.

    Business Information Systems A (BIS-A)
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 1552-2
    Prerequisite: Computer Applications or SCT
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Students will learn to operate in a business environment. Students will gain an understanding of the corporate structure of an organization and what it takes to excel in any career. Students will receive instruction in advanced office applications and procedures. In addition, topics such as work-place essential skills, career planning, records management, leadership, communication, and problem solving skills related to business and office management will be integrated. 

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    Business Information Systems B (BIS-B)
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] Visual, Performing & Applied Arts
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 1552-3
    Prerequisite: BIS-A
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    This course is a continuation of BIS-A. 

    (Advanced) Business Information Systems
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 1553-1
    Prerequisite: BIS-B
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    This course is an extension of BIS-B. Students will learn advanced concepts that are integrated and demonstrated through various simulations and office applications. Students will receive instruction in e-commerce and human resource management. In addition, students will continue to explore business as a possible career pathway.

    Business Law 
    1 Trimester ● 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 1555-1
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Students will study business situations and laws governing transactions as they relate to consumers, business, and government. This course offers an overview of the legal environment relative to common business transactions and obligations. Topics include negligence and other torts, sales law, contracts, and other selected topics.

    International Business
    [MAC] 4th Related Math (0.5 credit)
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 1558-1
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Students will learn the cultural, geographic, political, and legal ramifications affecting business markets and world trade; and the international aspects of finance, management, marketing, communication, and technology. These concepts are demonstrated by students through various simulations and office applications.

    Basic Marketing A
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 1560-2
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Students will explore the world of marketing, economics, business essentials, and career development.

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    Basic Marketing B
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] Visual, Performing & Applied Arts
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 1560-3
    Prerequisite: Basic Marketing A
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Students will focus on customer relations and the dynamics of selling. Students will also become familiar with the distribution process and its importance to marketing in the 21st Century.

    (Advanced) Marketing
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 1561-1
    Prerequisite: Basic Marketing B
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Students will study the marketing functions of promotion, marketing information management, product/service management, and financing. The class will be project driven with an emphasis on the entrepreneurial spirit.

    Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Career Planning
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    Course #: 1562-1
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    This course will introduce the marketing mix and how entrepreneurs plan and implement their marketing and business plans. Students will also complete an employability skills unit for their career plan.

    School Store: Maroon Shop 
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course # 1563-456
    Prerequisites: Basic Marketing B and teacher approval
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Site: Kalamazoo Central High School
    Scheduling Note: Students may elect this course for 1, 2, or 3 trimesters
    Students will be required to compete in DECA, complete a portfolio, and a marketing research project. The research projects will be of the student’s choosing, with instructor approval. Particular emphasis of this class will revolve around managing and operating a retail business.

    Sports and Entertainment Management
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 1560-1
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Students will learn basic functions of management in sports and entertainment industries. They will explore how advancements in technology, leadership, finance, product management, people management, information management, legal and ethical issues, customer relations, sales management, managing change, and career development influence daily operations and business interactions in our global world.

    Young Entrepreneurs of the Future
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 1571-1
    Prerequisite: None
    Grade: 9
    As enterprising individuals, students will role-play and take risks as they research and map business needs of their communities. They will find a business they can grow while learning about business principles, concepts, and various careers in business. They will learn leadership development, time management, and interpersonal skills, which are highly transferrable skills sought by employers.