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Introduction to Business and Marketing (9-10)

  • Prerequisite: None 

Introduction to Business and Marketing is an introductory course designed to give students an overview of the Business Management and Administration program of study.  This course helps students prepare for the growing complexities of the business world by examining basic principles of business, marketing, and finance, in addition to exploring key aspects of leadership, ethical and social responsibilities, and careers.


Business Communications (10-11)

  • Prerequisite:  Level 1 in Business Management Pathway

Business Communications is a course designed to develop students’ effective oral and electronic communication skills.  This course develops skills in multiple methods of communication, including social media, electronic publishing, design, layout, composition and video conferencing.


Introduction to Entrepreneurship (10-12) 

  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Business and Marketing
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship does NOT count toward the Business Management pathway

Introduction to Entrepreneurship is an introductory course designed for students interested in pursuing the Entrepreneurship program of study. This course is also appropriate for students enrolled in any program of study who plan to own and operate their own business. In this course, students will develop strong foundational knowledge in key business and entrepreneurial principles, including types of business ownership management functions and styles, human resources, business operations, marketing, finance and budgeting, employment law, and ethics. Students will also develop skills in critical thinking, communication, and professionalism by exploring key aspects of leadership, the entrepreneurial mindset, diversity, teamwork, and conflict resolution. Upon completion of this course, students will be proficient in the foundations of entrepreneurship and small business ownership, business concepts and operations, finance and budgeting, marketing principles, leadership and management functions, and professional communications.


Accounting (10-11)

  • Prerequisite:  Level 1 in Business Management Pathway

Accounting I is an essential course for students who wish to pursue careers in business and finance, or for those who wish to develop important skill sets related to financial literacy. Whether students aspire to be future business owners or work in the finance industry, accounting skills prepare students to succeed in various fields. In this course, students learn to analyze business transactions and financial statements, conduct financial analyses, and journalize, post, and prepare worksheets. Additionally, students discover the ethical considerations of accounting professionals and the standards of practice governing their work, such as the GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures) standards. This course prepares students to apply their accounting skills in advanced business and finance courses and ultimately pursue postsecondary training. 


Business Management: State Dual Credit  (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Level 1 and 2 in the Business Management Pathway, 11th or 12th grade

Business Management SDC is the 3rd course in the Business Management pathway where students will learn the basic functions of business regarding management, marketing, leadership, and finance. Students will be given the opportunity to also earn college credit if they pass an exam issued by the state of Tennessee. 


Work-Based Learning: Business Management Career Practicum 

  • Prerequisite: At least 2 courses in the Business Management pathway
  • Enrollment: Students must complete an application which is located in the CTE building.
  • Offered all blocks of the day

Work-Based Learning: Business and Marketing Career Practicum is a capstone course intended to provide students with opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge learned in previous Business and general education courses within a school-based enterprise work environment. The course allows students to earn high school credit by working in a school-based enterprise such as the school store, the greenhouse during plant sales, or as a sports marketing intern working with the athletic department. This experience, along with classroom assignments, is intended to extend and deepen classroom work and support the development of postsecondary and career readiness knowledge and skills. Other school-based enterprise opportunities will be developed as needed.

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