CHATHAM HIGH SCHOOL BUSINESS
PREPARING OUR STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE & BEYOND
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS:
The purpose of this one-half credit course is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about the features of our economy, explore a variety of careers, learn the skills and competencies needed for success in the workplace, and become financially literate. Students will determine potential career paths and goals for their future.

This course is required in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) sequence for those students wishing to substitute the additional two credits of foreign language required for a Regents Diploma with Advanced Distinction.

FINANCIAL LITERACY:
This course will educate students about sound money management skills and the financial planning process. In addition, students will develop positive behaviors that are necessary to attaining financial maturity and achieving a secure future.

Students will create a financial plan for their future, learn how to achieve their financial goals, manage a checking account, understand the role and importance of good credit, borrowing, financial institutions, and investing.


21ST CENTURY COMPUTER APPLICATIONS:     COLLEGE CREDIT!
This course offers multiple 21st century learning skill opportunities in the fast-paced world of computer technology and Internet exploration. Students will explore the depths of the Microsoft Office Suite with a multitude of hands-on applications and workshops. Learn how to embed a YouTube video into a PowerPoint, create a multi-media Prezi presentation, create computer shortcuts, and much, much more!

BUSINESS LAW:                                              COLLEGE CREDIT!
In this course, students will study the fundamentals of legal liability and growth of our legal institutions, the principles of law and contracts, personal property and bailments, and sales. Classes are conducted by using text and actual case studies for the purpose of observing the development and application of legal principles in a business activity.


This course provides the student with a working knowledge of the legal framework within which formal business organizations must operate. Students receive 3 credits from Columbia-Greene Community College for this course.

ACCOUNTING:                                                       COLLEGE CREDIT!
The purpose of the course is for students to become familiar with accounting concepts as they relate to business and personal financial situations.  In addition to journalizing, preparing financial statements, and analyzing business information, several other areas are introduced – checking accounts, and payroll processing.  Students receive 3 credits from Columbia-Green Community College for this course.  

EXPLORING CAREERS: CAREER EXPLORATION INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:
CEIP is a work based learning program where students will explore career interests through an internship in a field that is of potential interest for their career. You have chosen to participate in an extraordinary program where you will experience learning in a way that no other class does: in the workplace!

OFFERING IN FUTURE YEARS:


E-COMMERCE:                                  
E-Commerce (electronic commerce) will introduce students to the functions of using the Internet, the trends of social networking sites, safety and security concerns, auction technology, and how to create a global marketplace for the 21st century business.

The Internet is affecting business in the areas of accounting, marketing, and information management. Business students need to understand what this technology can do for them, how to use it, and what kinds of questions it is capable of answering.

The searching and data retrieval capabilities of the Internet will help people to ask questions which will in turn help them to make data driven decisions. Changes in technology have allowed markets to customize their offerings to specific targets.


This course covers the areas of Business Management focusing on real-world applications and connections. The basic managerial skills of planning, organizing, leading, controlling, and evaluating will give you a better understanding of business operations. 


Students will explore a career interest. Students will develop management skills in the areas of communication, decision-making, and math.

This course will take students on a step by step journey through the world of marketing. Students will learn the basic functions of marketing and how those functions are applied to sports and entertainment.

The basic functions of marketing that will be included in the course are: marketing information management, financing, pricing, promotion, product/service management, distribution, and selling.

Marketing is the tool that has allowed the US economy to be one of the most successful in the world.  Sports and entertainment are important parts of our modern and global economy. Students will learn how to determine the target markets for sports products and how to develop strategies that appeal to target markets.

Project-based learning activities are a large component of this course.

MARKETING THE ARTS:                                                    NEW CLASS!
This course provides an overview of fundamental marketing concepts and strategies relevant to promoting artists, events, and creative products. Topics include market research, audience development, traditional advertising, digital campaigns, public relations, branding, strategic partnerships, and grassroots initiatives. Using real-world examples and current trends, students develop foundational knowledge of the theory and practice of arts marketing.

Project-based learning will be a key component of this course. Students will be immersed in applying learned concepts in projects and promotional activities that directly relate to the events occurring in our locality.

























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Mike Loomis,
Mar 19, 2013, 10:06 AM