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Business, Management, & Finance

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT (A795/A795SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
This is one of two foundation courses required for all pathways in the Business Management and Finance career cluster and is essential to all pathways. This course provides a foundational understanding of the role of business by exploring fundamental business concepts and key terminology. Students will gain experience in oral and written communications as well as enhancing listening and questioning skills. Students will collaborate daily using teamwork for problem solving and developing decision-making skills. This course will give the student a solid understanding of business ownership, management concepts, and marketing.

PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE (A773/A773SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
Principles of Accounting and Finance is one of two foundation courses required for all programs of study in the Business Management and Finance Career Cluster and is essential to all pathways. This course provides students with the knowledge necessary to manage and maintain a company’s financial resources in daily operating decisions. A mastery of fundamental accounting concepts, skills, and competencies is essential in making informed business decisions. Students will learn to apply generally accepted accounting principles to determine the value of assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity as they apply to various forms of manual and computerized accounting systems. Students will identify positions and career paths in the field of accounting and will examine the role of ethics and social responsibility in decision making.

ADVANCED BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (A897/A897SM) Accelerated Credit, Grade Level 10, 11, 12
This course provides students with the knowledge that will prepare them for post-high school levels of education and entry- level positions in the work force. Focus will be on the role of business in society; the changing nature of contemporary business practices; major management concepts, theories, and theorists, the processes of management, business law and ethics, and business communications. Career pathways will be examined and the use of business management knowledge in a variety of career clusters is also explored. Students will understand the business world and be more prepared to meet their career goals and objectives. Upon completion, students will take the Principles of Management CLEP exam. Students will be able to earn college credit through articulation agreements with local colleges.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE (A898/A898SM) Accelerated Credit, Grade Level 10, 11, 12
Students will apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the previous business management courses to settings through the business management capstone project that will involve intense problem-solving in business management. Students who have not yet passed the Business Management CLEP exam may use their capstone project to reinforce preparation for the CLEP exam.

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT (A795/A795SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
This is one of two foundation courses required for all pathways in the Business Management and Finance career cluster and is essential to all pathways. This course provides a foundational understanding of the role of business by exploring fundamental business concepts and key terminology. Students will gain experience in oral and written communications as well as enhancing listening and questioning skills. Students will collaborate daily using teamwork for problem solving and developing decision-making skills. This course will give the student a solid understanding of business ownership, management concepts, and marketing.

PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE (A773/A773SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
Principles of Accounting and Finance is one of two foundation courses required for all programs of study in the Business Management and Finance Career Cluster and is essential to all pathways. This course provides students with the knowledge necessary to manage and maintain a company’s financial resources in daily operating decisions. A mastery of fundamental accounting concepts, skills, and competencies is essential in making informed business decisions. Students will learn to apply generally accepted accounting principles to determine the value of assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity as they apply to various forms of manual and computerized accounting systems. Students will identify positions and career paths in the field of accounting and will examine the role of ethics and social responsibility in decision making.

HONORS ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE II (A781H/A781HSM) Grade Level 11, 12
Accounting and Finance II is designed to be the second accounting course for students enrolled in the Financing and Accounting Program of Study. This course provides students with accounting knowledge that will prepare them for post-high school levels of education and entry-level positions in the work force. Focus will be on accounting procedures necessary to address long and short-term assets and investments, long and short-term liabilities, inventory management, payroll procedures, and accounting ratios used the decision-making process. A comprehensive study of the accounting procedures used in establishing corporations, declaring and paying dividends, the formation and dissolution of partnerships, and distribution of net income and owners’ equity statements is included in this course. Career pathways for accounting will be examined and the use of accounting knowledge in a variety of career clusters is also explored. Awareness of ethical issues and application of ethical decision-making models will be reinforced throughout the course. Students may earn college credit through an articulation agreement with Hagerstown Community College. Prerequisite: Principles of Accounting and Finance

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE III - CAPSTONE (A782H/A782HSM) Grade Level 10, 11, 12
Students will apply the knowledge and skills acquired in previous accounting and finance courses to settings through the Accounting and Finance Final Capstone Project. Students will participate in an end-of-course final project that will involve comprehensive problem-solving in accounting and finance. Prerequisite: Honors Accounting and Finance II

MARKETING

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT (A795/A795SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
This is one of two foundation courses required for all pathways in the Business Management and Finance career cluster and is essential to all pathways. This course provides a foundational understanding of the role of business by exploring fundamental business concepts and key terminology. Students will gain experience in oral and written communications as well as enhancing listening and questioning skills. Students will collaborate daily using teamwork for problem solving and developing decision-making skills. This course will give the student a solid understanding of business ownership, management concepts, and marketing.

PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE (A773/A773SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
Principles of Accounting and Finance is one of two foundation courses required for all programs of study in the Business Management and Finance Career Cluster and is essential to all pathways. This course provides students with the knowledge necessary to manage and maintain a company’s financial resources in daily operating decisions. A mastery of fundamental accounting concepts, skills, and competencies is essential in making informed business decisions. Students will learn to apply generally accepted accounting principles to determine the value of assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity as they apply to various forms of manual and computerized accounting systems. Students will identify positions and career paths in the field of accounting and will examine the role of ethics and social responsibility in decision making.

MARKETING: AN INTRODUCTION (A11114SM) Dual Credit (MGT103), Accelerated Credit, Grades 11, 12
This course studies market theory, research techniques, buyer behavior, product planning and development, pricing strategies, wholesaling and retailing channels of distribution, various external forces on the consumer, and promotional programs in a free enterprise system. Students will use and incorporate technologies to examine electronic marketing that includes social media, digital marketing, E-commerce, and more.

ADVANCED MANAGEMENT THEORY (A1113SM) Dual Credit (MGT104), Accelerated Credit, Grade 11, 12
This course investigates concepts and theories of management, with a focus on the essential skills of planning, organizing, hiring, and evaluating, motivating and leading, and controlling. The course considers such issues as customer service, quality, individual and group behaviors, decision making, team building, change management, delegation, discipline, conflict resolution, global issues impacting managers, and communication skills. Pre-Requisite: Marketing: An Introduction

SOFTWARE SPECIALIST

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT (A795/A795SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
This is one of two foundation courses required for all pathways in the Business Management and Finance career cluster and is essential to all pathways. This course provides a foundational understanding of the role of business by exploring fundamental business concepts and key terminology. Students will gain experience in oral and written communications as well as enhancing listening and questioning skills. Students will collaborate daily using teamwork for problem solving and developing decision-making skills. This course will give the student a solid understanding of business ownership, management concepts, and marketing.

PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE (A773/A773SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
Principles of Accounting and Finance is one of two foundation courses required for all programs of study in the Business Management and Finance Career Cluster and is essential to all pathways. This course provides students with the knowledge necessary to manage and maintain a company’s financial resources in daily operating decisions. A mastery of fundamental accounting concepts, skills, and competencies is essential in making informed business decisions. Students will learn to apply generally accepted accounting principles to determine the value of assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity as they apply to various forms of manual and computerized accounting systems. Students will identify positions and career paths in the field of accounting and will examine the role of ethics and social responsibility in decision making. Competencies include: applying emerging technologies in order to complete appropriate office operations; desktop publishing and/or word processing software in order to create business documents and professional presentations. Industry standard office equipment and the most current Microsoft Office software available will be used in this course.

OFFICE SYSTEMS - EXCEL (A786/A786SM) Accelerated Credit, Grade Level 10, 11, 12
Students will develop advanced skills using Microsoft’s leading business software and provided the opportunity to acquire the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) credential. Students will be expected to think analytically, manipulate information, and use the computer as a productivity tool through integrated application programs. Expertise in technology will contribute to students’ future career mobility, advancement potential, compensation and job satisfaction.

OFFICE SYSTEMS - WORD (A789/A789SM) Grade Level 10, 11, 12
Office Systems - Word provides the student with a study of basic business practices, information systems and computer applications. Students develop managerial and technical skills for business support operations through applied learning. Problem-solving skills development is incorporated throughout the course to meet the recommendations made through the Maryland Skills for Success. Competencies include: applying emerging technologies in order to complete appropriate office operations; desktop publishing and/or word processing software in order to create business documents and professional presentations. Industry standard office equipment and the most current Microsoft Office software available will be used in this course.