Business Education

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS                                 1 CREDIT  

Introduction to Business course is an introductory-level course open to students in grades nine through twelve. In addition to meeting the state requirement for economics, the course is designed to accomplish the following purposes:

  • Introduce the student to the American economic system and the various roles played by individuals, businesses and the government within that system.
  • Introduce the student to the variety of roles and functions required to operate a business.
  • Prepare the student for further training and study in business.

Students will analyze case studies and events affecting the U.S. economy and businesses, develop a business plan for a company of their choice, and participate in a competitive online business management simulation against other students throughout New Hampshire.  This course can also fulfill the ½ credit Economics requirement.

FINANCIAL LITERACY                                                    1 CREDIT Financial Literacy is also listed as a Family and Consumer Science course

Money, money, money, money!  Some people let money control their lives, while others take control of their finances and make money work for them.  Getting started early can make a huge difference when it comes to managing your money. The Financial Literacy course is an introductory-level course open to students in all grades but particularly useful for students in grades eleven and twelve.  The course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge needed to effectively manage their personal finances. Topics covered include the following:

  1. An overview of personal financial management
  2. Budgeting
  3. Banking and checking accounts
  4. Savings and investments
  5. Credit and credit risks
  6. Risk management and insurance
  7. Careers, income, and taxes
  8. The wise consumer

Students will work in an activity and project-based environment to learn and use very practical skills related to maximizing what your money can do for you.

ACCOUNTING                                                               1 CREDIT   Everybody loves to make money!  When it comes to business, understanding the numbers and how to manage them is a key to becoming profitable.  Accounting I will provide students with an introduction to basic accounting concepts, including debits, credits, and the accounting equation.  Students will also learn about the entire accounting cycle, including recording transactions, preparing financial statements, and closing the books for a small business or proprietorship.  Concepts covered in class will help prepare students who wish to study business or accounting in college, open their own business, or simply manage their own personal finances.

MARKETING PRINCIPLES                                           1 CREDIT   Marketing Principles addresses all the ways in which marketing satisfies consumer and business needs for products and services.  Students develop an understanding of the functions of marketing and how these functional areas affect all businesses. They will learn basic marketing concepts and the role of marketing in our economy.  Students also develop skills in applying economic concepts to marketing, distribution and logistics, marketing information management, finance in marketing, product/service planning, pricing mixes, promotional strategies and personal selling.

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