Business

Students can choose from a series of semester business classes including, Personal Finance, Accounting and Marketing.

COURSE OFFERINGS:

Personal Finance                                                   Grades 11, 12
Accounting I &  II                                                    Grades 11,12

Marketing I                                                              Grades 11, 12
Advanced Marketing

Business Education

770 Personal Finance Semester course
1/2 Credit       Prerequisite:  11th or 12th grade status

Personal Finance is designed to give students the life skills needed for money management.  Topics include:  careers, payroll, taxes, budgeting, saving, investing, banking, credit and credit cards, protecting your identity, and more!  After completion of this class, students will have developed the skills to be a responsible consumer and make sound financial decisions.  This may be one of the most important classes a person can take!

(May be used as a Senior Math 1/2 credit)

772 Accounting – Semester course
1/2 Credit       Prerequisite:  11th or 12th grade status

Accounting 1 is the study of the financial records of a service business organized as a proprietorship. Students will journalize & post business transactions, balance and prove journals, and complete end of the fiscal period financial statements.  All college and university business schools in Michigan requires two-semesters of accounting for business majors; this course prepares students for the first semester of that requirement.  This course is highly recommended for students majoring in Business in college or those interested in owning their own business. (May be used as a Senior Math 1/2 credit)

773 Accounting II  
1/2 credit      Prerequisite: Accounting 772

Accounting II is the study of the financial records of a merchandising business organized as a corporation. Students will further their knowledge of accounting principles learned in Accounting I. New topics include special journals, stockholders’ dividends, uncollectible accounts, depreciation methods, cost of merchandise sold, and notes. This course is highly recommended for students majoring in Business in college or those interested in owning their own business. (May be used as a Senior math ½ credit)

777 Marketing – Semester course
1/2 Credit       Prerequisite:  11th or 12th grade status

Marketing I involves the study of the foundations of marketing, consumers and their behavior, the marketing mix, marketing research, and promotion. Units of study include the understanding marketing, the basic marketing concepts, selling, promotion, marketing research, and advertisements.  Students will have the opportunity to apply marketing concepts to real life by analyzing advertisements, commercials, and packaging.  In addition, students will use their creativity to promote products through their own creations.

Advanced Marketing – Semester course
½ Credit Prerequisite:  Marketing 1, teacher recommendation

Advanced Marketing is a hands-on course that involves both course work and curriculum application through an internship with the Shrine High School & Academy’s Director of Admissions.  Students will study Generational Marketing for the purpose of segmenting target markets and apply these concepts to real projects.  The class will also learn how to develop, administer, and analyze marketing surveys.  In addition, Advanced Marketing students will study the use social media for marketing purposes and assist in the creation of such media for Shrine High School and Academy.

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