Business Administration Curriculum

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    5 credits, Grade 9

    The study of business administration involves understanding a variety of topics and concepts. Computer applications are essential in managing internal and external business relationships in order to foster positive business interactions. As economic concepts are fundamental to global business operations, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of micro and macroeconomics. Students will determine the impact of trade on the economy and global business activities.  Students will analyze the strategic relationship between corporate social responsibility and profit.  Understanding the functions of various forms of business ownership, solutions for implementing essential business relationships, and the study of business planning and their overall impact are essential in business decision-making and effective management.

    5 Credits, Grade 9
    The goal of the Honors Economic Geography course is to provide opportunities for students to develop enduring understandings of concepts, knowledge, and skills through the study of human history and contemporary global issues. Students are asked to consider essential questions that are directly linked to the standards prescribed in the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. This course will emphasize the evolution and consequences of global contacts, interactions among societies, and the impact of economics on historical decisions and cultural development. Focused primarily on the period between 1400 to the present day, the course will build a foundation of knowledge about physical and cultural geography, social history as well as political and economic development. This will be used as a framework to understand, evaluate, and apply issues from the perspective of change and continuity. In order to build this knowledge, understanding, and skills, students will participate in a variety of activities including primary and secondary source evaluation, oral presentations, multimedia and technology presentations, cooperative activities, debate and written essays. 

    5 Credits, Grade 10
    This is a one year, five credit course for tenth-grade students in the Business Administration Specialized Learning Center. Honors Financial Accounting meets five days a week and is designed for college-bound students majoring in business. This course has been specially designed to serve the needs of all students who require a well-rounded, comprehensive introduction to accounting. Students are provided with the basic terminology, concepts, and procedures of accounting necessary to further their education in accounting. The students will receive the skills that are necessary for an accounting career in today’s technological age where computers play a major role. It also gives the students an understanding of how management uses financial information to control operations and make decisions. 

    5 Credits, Grade 10
    Students enrolled in the Honors American Economic History I class will be required to engage in a critical analysis of American economic history. This will require the preparation of class notes, graphic organizers, and content‐specific visual timelines. Independent homework assignments and course readings will reinforce the student's knowledge of essential questions and enduring understandings. Appropriate attention will be paid with respect to independent and cooperative learning research, in addition to student‐initiated panel discussions and class debates. Historical inquiry facilitated by the use of primary and secondary sources and economic analysis will assist in providing a holistic understanding of America's economic history and growth to the status of a global economic power. Application of internet and technology‐based resources will allow students to access information and produce a myriad of assignments in a multimedia format. Formative and summative assessments will be applied to gauge student understanding and comprehension of essential questions and individual units of study. 

    2.5 Credits, Grade 11
    Microeconomics looks at specific economic units. At this level of analysis, the students will observe the details of an economic unit, or very small segment of the economy, under the figurative microscope. In microeconomics, we talk of an individual industry, firm, or household. We measure the price of a specific product, the number of workers employed by a single firm, the revenue or income of a particular firm or household, or the expenditures of a specific firm, government entity, or family. In microeconomics, we examine the trees, not the forest. 

    2.5 Credits, Grade 11
    In Macroeconomics, we will examine the behaviors of the consumer, business, government, and international sectors as a whole. This course is aimed at providing a level of sophistication in the economic matters that will help explain both the United States and global economies. Thus the topics of the course will explain and relate to one another, the terms and events that are frequently encountered in newspapers, both on the front page and in the business section. Armed with these basics, students are ready to delve into the richness of macroeconomic thought. 

    5 Credits, Grade 11
    In Advanced Placement United States History, students learn how to evaluate primary and secondary source materials, as well as how to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. This course will also teach students how to develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of informed judgment and how to present their ideas in writing and/or verbally clearly and persuasively. While this course focuses on the history of the United States, it is also heavily geared towards helping students become 21st-century learners by preparing them for college and their future careers. In order to achieve the goal of developing 21st-century learners, students in this course will interact with various forms of technology throughout the course including online research databases and Web 2.0 applications. The themes students will study include American identity, work, exchange, and technology, peopling, politics and power, America in the world, physical and human geography and environment, ideas, belief, and culture. 

    2.5 Credits, Grade 12
    Because of these truisms, this business law course was developed to be an exciting, contemporary, and interesting experience for the student. Also to this end, this course will encourage and inspire the students to explore occupations in the field of law. This course is designed to cover both macro law and micro law. Macro deals with the regulatory environment in which business operates. A comprehensive discussion of the federal and state court structure and the procedures involved in a lawsuit from commencement to execution of the judgment is discussed. The Federal Constitution as the foundation of the legal environment is covered. The increasing role played by administrative agencies in the government regulation of business is fully discussed. Micro law topics will include contracts and, more specifically, sales and lease contracts. Honors Business Law is a 2.5 credit course developed for the Business Administration Specialized Learning Center at the 12th-grade level. 

    2.5 Credits, Grade 12
    This is a two and a half credit course offered in the Business Administration Specialized Learning Center at the 12th-grade level for students to explore various entrepreneurial opportunities within the global economy of the 21st century.