Welcome to the Business Department


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Business Courses offered at Eagan High School
 
BUSINESS EDUCATION

The Business Education Department offers a curriculum designed to meet the needs of students by:
1. Providing education with basic information about the contemporary business world and the economic system.
2. Providing students with personal-use skills, including familiarity with computers, and the application of grammar and spelling rules.
3. Preparing students with marketable vocational skills, including computer competencies. Students who plan to enter any area of the business world should carefully review the course offerings to decide which courses will best meet their needs for post-high school education, employment and/or personal use.

SUGGESTED COURSE SELECTIONS

ACCOUNTING
Intro to Business
Keyboarding
Accounting A,B,C
Personal and Business Law A,B,C
Marketing A,B,C
International Business

GENERAL BUSINESS Intro to Business
Keyboarding-Computer Applications A, B, C
Computers in Business A,B
Accounting A,B,C
Personal Money Management A, B
Notetaking/Study Skills

BUSINESS MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT
Keyboarding-Computer Applications A, B, C
Accounting A,B,C
Marketing A,B,C
Fashion Merchandising A,B,C
Personal and Business Law A,B,C
Personal Money Management A,B
International Business
Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Yearbook Fall, Winter, Spring

*Notetaking and Study Skills is a class that would be useful for students in any of the above sequences.

COURSES FIRST OFFERED TO STUDENTS IN GRADE 9


0201 Keyboarding-Computer Applications A Grades 9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: None

Students will receive instruction in the touch method on the alphabetic and numeric keyboard. Proper techniques are emphasized as the students develop speed and accuracy at the keyboard. Students will learn to format, rough draft and final copy material such as personal letters, business letters, memorandums, reports and tables as they apply proofreading and correction techniques. Keyboarding also introduces students to the EHS Computer Network. Microsoft Word word processing will be utilized.


0202 Keyboarding-Computer Applications B Grades 9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Keyboarding-Computer Applications A

Keyboarding-Computer Applications B continues the development of speed and accuracy through formatting of manuscripts, outlines, reports, tables, and desktop publishing through formatting of outlines, reports, tables, spreadsheets and presentations. Students will be creating documents using the Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint applications.



0203 Keyboarding-Computer Applications C Grades 9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Keyboarding-Computer Applications A

Students will continue development of speed, accuracy, and technique. Students will review and expand their knowledge of the Microsoft applications by completing projects that integrate multiple applications to create professional documents.


0210 Introduction to Business Grades 9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: None

This class will be an introduction to business ownership, principles of marketing, promotions, business ethics and business technology. Students will give presentations on technology as well as receive first hand experience by shooting and editing their own commercials.


0231 Notetaking/Study Skills Grades 9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: None

The recipe for learning is having desire, being aware of what you do, having the knowledge to do something about it, and then developing the tools and skills to be effective. This course is designed for students who want to learn efficient study skills for post-secondary or high school use. Emphasis will be placed on developing effective listening, time management, test taking skills, reading speed, vocabulary, notetaking, critical thinking, and writing.



COURSES FIRST OFFERED TO STUDENTS IN GRADE 10


0232 Accounting A Grades 10,11,12
Prerequisite: None

This is a “MUST-TAKE” class for all students who are planning to pursue a Business major in college or start their own business. Students will learn the complete accounting cycle for a service business organized as a proprietorship – everything from journalizing individual transactions using the double-entry method, posting to a general ledger, and the preparation of financial documents.

0233 Accounting B Grades 10,11,12
Prerequisite: Accounting A

Students will learn the accounting cycle for a merchandising business organized as a corporation – everything from journalizing purchases, posting to general and subsidiary ledgers, payroll, taxes, distribution of dividends, to the preparation of financial documents.

0234 Accounting C Grades 10,11,12
Prerequisite: Accounting B

During the final phase of the Accounting course students will continue using a corporation as they explore asset depreciation, inventory, accrued revenue and expenses, and Statement of Stockholder’s Equity.



0235 Business and Personal Law A Grades 10,11,12
Prerequisite: None

Students will analyze the relationship between ethics and the law, discover the sources of our law, examine the structure of the Minnesota State court and the Federal court systems, and explore the differences between Criminal and Tort law.


0236 Business and Personal Law B Grades 10,11,12
Prerequisite: Business and Personal Law A

Students will analyze the relationships between Contract law, Law of Sales, and Consumer law. Students will also explore the role and importance of Agency law and Employment law.


0237 Business and Personal Law C Grades 10,11,12
Prerequisite: Business and Personal Law B

Students will identify the legal rules that apply to Personal and Real property. Students will also explore Family law and how the law affects them as minors.

0239 Marketing A--Sales and Promotion Grades 10,11,12
Prerequisite: None

"Nothing happens in our economy until someone sells something--be it product, service, or idea!" Students will be introduced to business terminology. Emphasis will be placed on the proper steps of the selling process, ethics in selling, and career opportunities in sales and sales management. Preparation in basic selling is vital to anyone considering a career in business. Students will create a sales training manual based on a product of their choice.

0240 Marketing B--Advertising and Display Grades 10,11,12
Prerequisite: Mgmt. A

The areas to be covered in this course will include: the promotion mix, what makes a good advertisement successful; the setting up of effective displays, and an actual promotional plan for a product/service. Budgeting for profits, pricing strategies, marketing strategies, and an introduction to e-commerce will also be introduced.

0241 Marketing C--Operations Grades 10,11,12
Prerequisite: Mgmt. A, B

Students will create a virtual business and explore career opportunities in Marketing and Sales by creating a detailed marketing plan. Students will study marketing, management, and the role of business in society. Students will also look at the personal qualities needed to succeed in business ownership.

0242 Fashion Merchandising A--An Introduction Grades 10,11,12
Prerequisite: None

Students will explore fashion! Students will study garment history, terminology, fashion promotion and marketing trends and designers. Students will learn the basic fashion essentials and study various careers in the exciting fashion industry.

0243 Fashion Merchandising B--Fashion Promotion Grades 10,11,12
& Buying Prerequisite: Fashion A

Market your design! Students will cover topics such as display creation, color analysis, coordinating, buying, manufacturing, textile production and merchandise control.


0244 Fashion Merchandising C--Designing and Grades 10,11,12
the Industry Prerequisite: Fashion A, B Recommended

Design a line and create your own fashion store! Computer applications will be used to design fashions and to invent a retail fashion establishment.

0245 Personal Money Management A Grades 10,11,12
Prerequisite: None

Students will explore the importance of personal finance and planning for their future by exploring the following choices that they will face in their near future: Career planning, securing their first job, creating a personal budget, opening and maintaining a checking account, using credit “wisely,” and consumer protection laws.

0246 Personal Money Management B Grades 10,11,12
Prerequisite: None

Students will continue their exploration of personal finance by investigating the following: Purchase of an automobile, housing, insurance (auto, home, and life), saving and investing (stocks, bonds, and mutual funds), and retirement planning.

0247 International Business Grades 10,11,12
Prerequisite: None

International Business will help you to develop the appreciation, knowledge, skills and abilities needed to live and work in a global market place. This course will examine international business concepts, intercultural communications and etiquette, trade theories and patterns, global marketing and the management skills necessary to deal effectively with the complex international business environment.

0249 Sports and Entertainment Marketing Grades 10,11,12
Prerequisite: None

This class will allow students to investigate careers available in sports and entertainment marketing. It covers market research techniques, advertising, publicity and new product development. Students will design a marketing plan for a new franchise of their choice.

0264 Yearbook Fall Grades 10,11,12
Prerequisite: Coordinator Approval

Students will learn the appropriate method of yearbook design using curriculum provided by Jostens. Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Jostens YearTech software will be utilized to create Eagan High School’s yearbook, the EHS Epilogue. In addition, students will utilize digital cameras, scanners and other peripherals to complete yearbook pages. Students will be expected to be forward thinkers, meet deadlines, work collaboratively and be able to stay on task in an independent environment.

0265 Yearbook Winter Grades 10,11,12
Prerequisite: Coordinator Approval

Students will continue to build Eagan High School’s yearbook, the EHS Epilogue. During Yearbook Winter students will be completing the remaining three deadlines for our yearbook. Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Jostens YearTech software will be utilized. In addition, students will use digital cameras, scanners and other peripherals to complete yearbook pages. Students will be expected to be forward thinkers, meet deadlines, and be able to stay on task in an independent environment.

0266 Yearbook Spring Grades 10,11,12
Prerequisite: Coordinator Approval and
Yearbook Fall or Winter

Students will continue to build Eagan High School’s yearbook, the EHS Epilogue. During Yearbook Spring students will complete the spring supplement for our yearbook. Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Jostens YearTech software will be utilized. In addition, students will use digital cameras, scanners and other peripherals to complete yearbook pages. Students will be expected to be forward thinkers, meet deadlines and be able to stay on task in an independent environment.


0284 Eagan AM A Grades 11,12
0285 Eagan AM B Prerequisite: Teacher Permission/Application
0286 Eagan AM C

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of reporting, shooting and lighting, scripting, editing and production of a television newscast. During the trimester students will learn how to use television news cameras, tripods, lights, and editing equipment. Beginning with the second week of the trimester, students will produce approximately 11 live newscasts each tri that air at Eagan High School and on local cable access. We encourage taking any of the following preparatory courses for application into Eagan AM: Pro Video Technology, Intro to Graphics and Video, CADD, Media Literacy, Speech Performance, and Advanced Public Speaking.
Projects: Live newscast produced weekly by students.
 

Contact: Paul Kovach