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Business Finance

Career Ready KansasFinance pathway involves banking services, primarily accepting deposits, lending funds, and extending credit. Focus includes cash management, short-term investments, mortgages and other loans, and credit cards. Banking services are delivered via a number of different institutions, from commercial banks and other traditional means (credit unions, savings and loans associations, and local banks) to newer ventures through insurance companies, brokerage houses, and the Internet.

This pathway will prepare students to enter the workforce ready to participate as leaders in a broad range of careers and further their education.

 

The classes for this pathway are below. They are designed to build on each other and should be taken in the order specified. 

 

Business Essentials 12050

Grade 9 Elective Semester

This is a core course designed to give students an overview of the business, marketing and finance career cluster occupations. Students will develop an understanding of how academic skills in mathematics, economics, and written and oral communications are integral components of success in these occupations. Students will examine current events to determine their impact on business and industry and legal and ethical behavior, acquire knowledge of safe and secure environmental controls to enhance productivity, determine how resources should be managed to achieve company goals, and identify employability and personal skills needed to obtain a career and be successful in the workplace. As students learn about different types of business ownership, they will interpret industry laws and regulations to ensure compliance, identify principles of business management, and analyze business practices to determine ethics and social responsibilities. 

 

Entrepreneurship 12053

Grade 9-12 Semester

Entrepreneurship courses acquaint students with the knowledge and skills necessary to own and operate their own businesses. Topics from several fields typically form the course content: economics, marketing principles, human relations and psychology, business and labor law, legal rights and responsibilities of ownership, business and financial planning, finance and accounting, and communication. 


Accounting 12104

Grade 10-12 Elective Year

Entrepreneurship courses acquaint students with the knowledge and skills necessary to own and operate their own businesses. Topics from several fields typically form the course content: economics, marketing principles, human relations and psychology, business and labor law, legal rights and responsibilities of ownership, business and financial planning, finance and accounting, and communication. 


Business Economics 12105

Grade 11-12 Elective Semester

(Can also be taken for Social Science elective credit.)

Business Economics course integrate economic principles (such as free market economy, consumerism, and the role of American government within the economic system) with entrepreneurship/business concepts (such as marketing principles, business law, and risk).

 

Advanced Accounting 12108

Grade 11-12 Elective Semester- Prerequisite: Accounting 12104 

Advanced Accounting courses expand upon the foundational accounting principles and procedures used in business. Course content typically includes the full accounting cycle, payroll, taxes, debts, depreciation, ledger and journal techniques, and periodic adjustments. Students learn how to apply standard auditing principles and to prepare budgets and final reports. Calculators, electronic spreadsheets, and other automated tools are usually used. Topics may include elementary principles of partnership and corporate accounting and the managerial uses of control systems and the accounting process and further enhancement of accounting skills. 

 

College Agreement: Cloud County Community College

A student completing this pathway and attending Cloud County Community College will be awarded credit for BE160 Business Accounting (3 credits).

 

College Agreement: Washburn University

A student completing this pathway and attending Washburn University will be awarded credit for BU101 (3 credits).

 

For more information please visit with the high school counselor.

 

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