This course introduces students to the world of business and prepares them for economic roles of consumer, worker, and citizen. Not only do the topics provide a foundation for other business classes such as accounting, finance, marketing, and business law, but they also prepare students for future employment, financial literacy, and consumer decision making. Each topic will open with an introduction to the topics and business terms. Then students will be provided opportunities to do more in-depth study through research assignments, projects, presentations and discussions.
In the second part of the class, students develop a business they would like to open someday and apply fundamental economics concepts to their business. They are guided to consider the economic principles including laws of supply and demand, elasticity, diminishing marginal utility and marginal returns, market structures, business organization, culminating in a project/presentation highlighting what they have learned.
Religious Content: None
Required Textbooks and Materials
21st Century Business:
Intro to Business
by Robert Ristau
Students will also need a notebook, pens, and pencils for the class. Calculators are optional. They will need access to word processing software to produce finished versions of their writings. Additionally, because the class involves research assignments, students may need access to the Internet at home. They will also be asked to make presentations; they may need access to PowerPoint, or it's equivalent and/or will make poster-board presentations.
The above fees are for services rendered and no portion of these fees are tax-deductible charitable contributions.