This ½ credit elective introduces students to the business world. It helps students to become more knowledgeable consumers, citizens, and employees in our global economy. It also covers a wide variety of business foundations and functions which prepare students for future employment and for taking other business courses at high school or college. Topics discussed in this course include: general business terms and concepts, personal finance, career planning, entrepreneurship, accounting, marketing, economics and management. This course is designed from the Pennsylvania Standards for Business.
Students will also explore business skills for everyday life such as budgeting, résumé creation, interviewing techniques, consumer decision-making skills, and business etiquette. This course is recommended for any student interested in obtaining employment, studying business throughout high school and/or college, or for those who want to develop business skills needed for everyday life.
In this course, students will:
- Study the role of business and business startup in a free enterprise system
- Identify the roles and impact of the business functions (accounting, marketing, management, entrepreneurship, money management)
- Create a business plan
- Develop business skills needed for daily life