BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION ❖ OFFICE MANAGEMENT ❖ FINANCE
The Business Management & Administration career cluster will prepare students for careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to business operations. The Finance career cluster prepares students for careers in financial and investment planning, banking, insurance and business financial management.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in business, management, and financial occupations is expected to grow 8% from 2020-2030. Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors. In addition, increasing usage of data and market research in order to understand customers and product demand, and to evaluate marketing strategies, will lead to growing demand for market research analysts.
FBLA is a state recognized Career Technical Student Organization that improves the quality and relevance of Business courses. Membership in FBLA is recommended for all students taking business classes.
BUSINESS I (Introduction to Business & Marketing) – Single Block; One Semester; One Credit; Recommended for 9th – 10th Grades, but open to 11th-12th grades; Prerequisite: None.
Interested in being an entrepreneur? If so, this is the class for you! Introduction to Business and Marketing helps students prepare for the growing complexities of the business world by examining basic principles of business, marketing, and finance in addition to exploring key aspects of leadership, ethical and social responsibilities, and careers.
BUSINESS II (Business Communications) – Single Block; One Semester; One Credit; 9th- 12th Grades; Prereqs: None.
Business Communications is a hands-on course where students will build self-confidence in their communication skills. Topics include college/career planning, interviewing, netiquette, business writing, desktop publishing and oral communications. Students will develop computer skills as they create presentations, promotional flyers, social media campaigns, resumes, cover letters, spreadsheets, and charts. Students will also practice conflict resolution strategies and explore cross-cultural communication skills.
BUSINESS IIA (Accounting I) - Single Block; One Semester; One Credit; 10th - 12th Grades; Prerequisite: Business I (Intro. to Business & Marketing). To complete the Finance Program of Study, students will take this course, Accounting II DE, and Statistics.
Accounting I is an essential course for students who wish to pursue careers in business and finance, and it is the first level course in the Finance program of study or the second level course in the Business Management program of study. Students will develop skills to analyze business transactions, journalize, post, and prepare worksheets and financial statements and apply financial analysis to business processes. Additionally, students receive exposure to the ethical considerations that accounting professionals must face and the standards of practice governing their work, such as the GAAP (generally accepted accounting procedures) standards.
BUSINESS III (Business Management)— Single Block; One Semester; One Credit; 11th- 12th Grades; Prerequisite: Business I (Intro to Bus. & Marketing). Business II (Business Communications) is recommended.
This course focuses on the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling functions required for the production and delivery of goods and services. Students will learn how to manage employees, equipment and capital to achieve business goals. Throughout the course, students will act as management consultants to study a local business and offer recommendations for improvement.
BUSINESS IIISDC (Introduction To Business DUAL CREDIT) (S-o-S) (C12H44) – One Semester; One Credit; Prerequisites: 11th-12th Grades Only. Business I and Business II (Bus. Communications) recommended.
This dual credit course provides an introduction to the business environment. Topics include business ownership and organization, management, marketing, business ethics, accounting, economics, finance, and business careers. All Students will take the challenge exam, free of charge, for an opportunity to earn college credit.
ACCOUNTING II DUAL ENROLLMENT – College Credit Opportunity Available. Single Block; One Semester; One High School Credit; Three College Credits; 10th -12th Grades; Prerequisites and/or Requirements: Students must have a “C” or above in Accounting I or permission from the instructor to take Accounting II DE.
Accounting II is the second level course in the Finance program of study. Students who take Accounting II Dual Enrollment will earn one high school credit in Accounting II and three college credits in Accounting 1010 from Roane State Community College.
ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS–See Flex Block Courses pg. .
WORK BASED LEARNING: Students who have completed two or more Business credits may be eligible to earn course credit and gain real world work experience through WBL. See page for more information.