The program of study in business management will introduce students to concepts and skills used in a variety of management and administration positions. This includes a curriculum focused on topics such as communications; information technology & applications; finance & economics; international business; data management; human resources & personnel; operations & quality management; leadership; law, ethics & government regulations; and project management. Planning and starting a new business is also explored along with your individual career and professional development. Completers of the business management program will have a solid foundation upon which to continue their business studies with in-depth courses in Finance and Banking or Microsoft Office certifications. These Business Management courses are designed to provide a strong foundation for post-secondary education and to be a valued contributor within the entry-level workplace. The program of study in business management is part of the National Career Cluster called Business, Management, and Administration. To learn more about this or any of the 16 National Career Clusters, visit: www.careertech.org/career-clusters
1476/1477 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY 1A/1B
Gr 10-12 0.5/0.5 credit
Business Management & Technology 1A/1B is the REQUIRED PREREQUISITE to the advanced offerings: Finance & Banking 1A/1B and Microsoft Certification. Please plan accordingly.
Students in Business Management and Technology will develop a foundation in the many activities, problems, and decisions that are intrinsic to the management of a successful business, as well as an appreciation for the importance of these responsibilities. Areas to be examined include information technology, business organization and planning, business management and leadership, project management, entrepreneurship, operations and quality management, safety, and related careers. Additional topics covered: international business, data management, financial analysis and economics, ethical and legal responsibilities, and communication. By gaining an understanding of these areas, students will be better prepared to enhance the business decisions of tomorrow. Students who complete Business Management & Technology may be eligible for articulated college credit. This course has been approved to meet the MMC senior year math-related credit requirement.
World Language Credit: Students may replace one credit of World Language with one credit of CTE when CTE is taken as a second (or additional) VPAA credit. Note: These CTE courses may fulfill the 1-credit Visual, Performing, & Applied Art (VPAA) graduation requirement. (Two .5 or one 1.00 CTE courses are required for the successful completion to meet this requirement.) 31
1571/1572 FINANCE AND BANKING 1A BC/1B BC,
Gr 10-12 0.5/ 0.5 credit
Prerequisite/Recommendation: Business Management & Technology 1A/1B
In the first semester course F&B 1A BC, students will explore the American Banking System from the standpoint of the bank and the consumer. Topics will include money management strategies, checking account simulations, fundaments of investing, and types of personal and business insurance. Financial literacy skills will be learned through an interactive computer simulation website along with Dave Ramsey’s Personal Foundations in Finance. Students will have the opportunity to tour the Federal Reserve Bank. Students who complete Business Management & Technology may be eligible for articulated college credit. This course has been approved to meet the MMC senior year math-related credit requirement.
In the second semester course, F&B 1B BC students will explore financial management as it applies to individuals and businesses. Topics will include investing your financial resources through the stock market, bonds, mutual funds, savings accounts, and money markets. Students will learn to fill out a W-4, 1040EZ, 1040A form, and tax planning strategies. Through the Stock Market Game (virtual online simulation), students will experience analyzing and trading a $100,000 stock portfolio. Other aspects of business finance such as managing payroll, pricing, sources and uses of funding, as well as financial planning will be included. Students who complete Business Management & Technology may be eligible for articulated college credit. This course has been approved to meet the MMC senior year math-related credit requirement.
1574 MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION BC
GR 10-12 0.5 credit (1 hr)
Prerequisite/Recommendation: Business Management & Technology IA/IB OR Accounting 1A/1B
To succeed in today’s competitive job market you need to build and demonstrate your technology expertise and skills. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certifications are highly respected and valued in any working environment. This course will cover the skills necessary to prepare students to take the MOS Specialists Certification Exams in Word and Excel and may choose to explore PowerPoint or Outlook. Students may also have the opportunity to take Expert level certification exams in Word and Excel. This is a one-hour, one-semester course which can be taken more than once to continue to earn additional/advanced certifications.
World Language Credit: Students may replace one credit of World Language with one credit of CTE when CTE is taken as a second (or additional) VPAA credit. Note: These CTE courses may fulfill the 1-credit Visual, Performing, & Applied Art (VPAA) graduation requirement. (Two .5 or one 1.00 CTE courses are required for the successful completion to meet this requirement.)
*Articulation Agreement: Eligible students could qualify for tuition-free (articulated) college credits at Macomb Community College, Henry Ford College, Washtenaw Community College and Baker College.
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9081/9082 BUSINESS INTERNSHIP 1 / 2 (2 hr)
9083/9084 BUSINESS INTERNSHIP 1A / 1B (1 hr)
Gr 12 1.0/1.0 (2 hr) or 0.5/0.5 (1 hr) credit
Prerequisite/Recommendation: Two semesters of business courses, teacher recommendation, and must be concurrently enrolled in one related business course each semester.
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. 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. Student wages are equivalent to those earned by other trainees in those particular occupations. Note: A student who chooses the Internship course for either one or two hours is expected to meet 200 hours of work per semester.
KEYBOARDING & BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY (1 hr)
Gr 10-12 0.5 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: None.
This course is designed to provide business-oriented and college-bound students with the beginning computer skills needed to succeed in high school, college, and the business world. Skills covered will include keyboarding (alphabetic and numeric keypad) and reinforcement of proper keyboarding techniques. Additional topics will include computer literacy and computer applications such as document formatting and word processing activities (using Microsoft Word) and computer presentation applications (using Microsoft PowerPoint). We will also explore business etiquette and effective communication to help further employability skills. This course is recommended to be taken before other business courses for students who have not mastered proper keyboarding techniques. This course DOES NOT qualify as a related class for Business Internship in the senior year OR the VPAA (Visual and Performing Arts) graduation requirement.