OLMSTED FALLS BUSINESS CLASSES

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Business Careers

Careers related to all aspects of business including accounting, business administration, finance and marketing. These may include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, hospitality and tourism, finance, accounting, office administration, personnel, economics and management. Specific examples include accountants, business managers, salespersons, buyers, secretaries and stock analysts.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations, adding about 632,400 new jobs. A stronger regulatory environment is driving the demand for more accountants and auditors who prepare and examine financial documents.

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/home.htm

Introductory Business Courses

*Personal Finance

This is a required course beginning with the class of 2020. Students will develop their abilities to make wise consumer decisions by recognizing, understanding, and comparing the alternatives facing them as consumers. Some topics covered are budgeting, purchasing decisions, consumer credit, banking services, investing, life, auto, and property insurance, income taxes and housing options


Business Principles and Management

Students enrolled in Business Principles and Management will learn how the concepts of accounting, advertising, business law, finance, management information systems, and marketing tie into the development and operations of a business. Students will discuss and analyze how different management theories affect the different levels of the organization from an operational point-of-view. Students will also discuss how these areas affect the time and financial management aspects of the business through the analysis of case studies and projects.

Marketing

Marketing is management process through which goods and services move from concept to the customer. This course outlines the essential concepts, principles and terminology required to understand basic marketing. Material will deal with the areas of promotion, place, product, and price, the general marketing environment and information sources for marketing decisions. Students will explore these concepts through projects and student discovery.


Digital Marketing and Web Design

Digital marketing is an exciting area of marketing practice. With the constantly changing online platforms, students will be exposed to online marketing strategies, YouTube, Twitter, mobile apps, websites, search engines, newsletters, and many more. Students will learn basic HTML 5 and other online resources such as app builders, email marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), SEM (Search Engine Marketing), available to market products, brands, business and non-profits.

Advanced Courses

Entrepreneurship

Want to own your own business or non-profit? Students will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of owning a small business. Students will create their own start-up. This course will require collaboration to brand, raise capital, sell, record transactions and expenses to realize all aspects of a small business. In addition, students will explore internship/shadow possibilities within the small business atmosphere and reflect on their experience with a final presentation to culminate their experience.

Prerequisite: Business Foundations or Marketing

Principles of Accounting/Finance

Accounting is the language of business. Finance deals with matters related to resource allocation and the markets. This course provides a good foundation for future success at the college level as well as many benefits for personal use and small business ownership. Computers are utilized in the course to give students a realistic view of how many businesses perform accounting and financial tasks.