Business Education Department

All Business Education Department offerings are elective. The skills learned in this department will assist students in completing their college assignments, help qualify them for employment, and be of value in their own personal use.


 Accounting I

           
           Grade:  10-12                          Credit:  1/year

           Prerequisite:  Must have a “C” average or better, 10th graders and instructor  permission

*Meets the Michigan Merit Curriculum guidelines for Math or Math related credit or Visual, Performing,and Applied Arts credit if taken in the final year of high school.

Description:  This beginning accounting course will teach students to keep financial records and prepare financial statements (from those records) for a single owner business and partnership. In addition, students will learn petty cash and payroll procedures. Where appropriate, these skills will be taught through the use of the computer.  Accounting is an essential course for college-bound students who are considering a major in business.Accounting is also a very appropriate choice for students who plan to own businesses, manage businesses, or work in a management support role.

Accounting II

          Grade:  11-12                          Credit:  1/year

          Prerequisite:  “C” or better in Accounting 1 and teacher approval.

 *Meets the Michigan Merit Curriculum guidelines for Math or Math related credit or Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts credit if taken in the final year of high school.

Description:  This course is a continuation of accounting concepts mastered in Accounting I.  Loans,interest, inventory, receivables, payables, stock, dividends are just some ofthe topics covered.  Where appropriate, these skills will be taught through the use of the computer.

BMT  – Business Management Technology 

          Grade:  9-12                                        Credit 1/year

          Prerequisite:  None

*Meets the Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements for Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts.

Description:  This business course is designed to prepare students for employment in a wide range of business settings.  This project-based course is designed to introduce students to the various areas of the business world.  Using web-based tools, including simulations,students will explore the foundations of business.  Topics include written and verbal communication skills, business etiquette, human relations, management,teamwork, finance, and career development. Students will utilize and apply essential business skills from the Microsoft Office Suite. 

Marketing

          
         Grade:  9–12                            Credit:  1/year

         Prerequisite:  One year of any other class in the business department preferred.

*Meets the Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements for Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts.

Description:  A study of marketing concepts and principles and their practical application. Students will examine risks and challenges marketers face to establish a competitive edge. Subject matter includes economics, marketing foundations/functions with emphasis on selling, promotion, product/service management, pricing and distribution. In addition, this course will explore human resource and leadership development.

Marketing 2

       Grade:  10–12                          Credit:  1/year

       Prerequisite:  One year of any other class in the business department preferred.

 *Meets the Michigan Merit Curriculum requirement for Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts.

Description: The course builds on what was learned in Marketing 1. It also involves study in career planning, management decision-making, critical thinking, and business development. Today's marketing world is analyzed through current publications, guest speakers, and classroom activity. In addition, students are involved in the buying, selling, and management process with the school store.  Students will be members of DECA, a student organization that competes with other students state and nationwide in various marketing events.

Personal Finance

      Grade:  11–12                          Credit:  1/year

      Prerequisite:  Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry

*Meets the Michigan Merit Curriculum guidelines for Math or Math related credit if taken in the final year of high school.

Description:  This course shows math skills needed to make good decisions in and out of the classroom instances like balancing a check book, making wise investments, investigating loan rates and mortgages, etc.  Finding percent discounts and sales prices, estimating tips, simple interest and principal, calculating commissions, paying bills, and credit card rates are a few of the topics to be covered.

Internship


       Grade:  11-12                          Credit:  1/year

       Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation (includes pre-registration form) and must be           concurrently enrolled in one related business course each semester.

Description:  This course provides the opportunity for senior-level students to gain a paid "on-the-job" work experience in the career area of their choice that is consistent with their Educational Development Plan.   An Individual Educational Training Plan and Training Agreement are developed for each student-trainee detailing his/her specific learning activities. This course may be taken for one or two hours. The student is responsible for finding his/her own job.   Note: To receive it, the student must receive satisfactory evaluations and turn in all required paperwork. A student who chooses the Internship course for either one or two hours is expected to meet 200 hours of work per semester.

See Internship Pre-Registration Form

Non-Discrimination Statement

In compliance with Title VIof the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972,Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of1975, Title II of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, and Elliot-LarsenCivil Rights Act of 1977, it is the policy of the Richmond Community SchoolDistrict that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, militarystatus, national origin or ancestry, sex (including sexual orientation ortransgender identity), disability, age (except as authorized by law,) height,weight, or marital status be excluded from participation in, be denied thebenefits of, or be subjected to, discrimination during any program, activity,service or employment.  Inquiries relatedto any nondiscrimination policies should be directed to the Superintendent,35276 Division Road, Richmond, MI 48062, (586) 727-3565.


Arrangements can be made toensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier toadmission or participation. Support services are available through Carl D.Perkins Education Act for students with special needs.

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