Introduction to Business
Grades 9/10, #BUS011, ½ credit, 5 periods (S)
This course has been designed to introduce students to the functional areas of business including, but not limited to: decision making, accounting, marketing, discovering careers, career success, and business and technology tools (Microsoft Office Suite, Web Page Design, Web 2.0 tools, etc.). In addition, students will be using the latest technology to complete real-world projects. This course is perfect for students who are planning to take future courses in business as well as students who would just like to increase their overall business knowledge. Every aspect of this course has real-life application for all students. This course is not a prerequisite for enrollment in other business courses.
Grades 10/11/12, #BUS031, 1 credit, 5 periods (FY)
Accounting 1 introduces the student to the orderly procedures of the accounting cycle and to specific problem solving within that cycle. It provides a background into the financial operation of a business. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of transactions for sole-proprietorship businesses. Students will be introduced to computerized accounting and use accounting software during the course. This is a valuable course for anyone planning to enter the business world after high school or college. It is also profitable for anyone considering a career in accounting. Two accounting courses are normally required for graduation if a college major in a business associated field is chosen. One third of all college majors end up in a field associated with business, such as marketing/sales, banking, insurance, real estate, law, financial management or accounting.
Honors Accounting 2
Grades 11/12, #BUS032, 1 credit, weight 1.05, 5 periods (FY)
Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 80% in Accounting 1
This course concentrates on the various types of accounting systems such as partnerships and corporate accounting, and the systems and controls used in accounting. Included in this course are procedures of accounting for taxes, notes and drafts as well as the study and use of computerized accounting. Students will complete a simulation at the end of the course using both computerized and manual accounting concepts learned during the year. The course content is similar to what students would learn in 1st and 2nd year college Accounting Course.
Honors Accounting 3
Grade 12, #BUS033, 1 credit, weight 1.05, 5 periods (FY)
Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 75% in Honors Accounting 2 and a teacher recommendation
Students will meet five times per week to utilize the computer, which will be their guided instructor throughout the course. Students will work at their own pace but will be required to meet teacher-appointed deadlines. Topics covered will be procedures used in the accounting systems of departmentalized, branch and manufacturing businesses, and not-for-profit organizations; analysis and interpretation of financial statements; and the role the computer plays in maintaining accounting records. Students will master and use the numeric keypad. The course content is similar to what students would learn in 2nd and 3rd year college Accounting Course.
Grades 10/11/12, #BUS041, ½ credit, 5 periods (S)
Marketing is one of the largest and most exciting careers in business today. It is the business function that identifies customer needs and wants, determines which target markets the organization can serve best, and designs appropriate products, services, and programs to serve these markets. It guides the entire organization. This class has been developed to help students learn basic marketing skills and concepts with emphasis on selling, promotion, product/service management, pricing and distribution. Students will be introduced to real- world marketing activities by participating in authentic projects. Students will learn the fundamental marketing functions, analyze ethical and legal issues, recognize how technology is used in marketing, and acquire an in- depth knowledge on marketing-information, product/service management, advertising and selling functions.
NOTE – Students who have passed Open Campus Marketing Essentials for Business and Open Campus Sports and Entertainment Marketing are not eligible to take this course.
Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Grades 11/12, #BUS042, ½ credit, 5 periods (S)
Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 70% in Marketing
Sports and Entertainment Marketing is a multi-billion-dollar industry that has a definite impact on the economy and is rapidly growing. Whether it’s the family vacation centered on a soccer tournament or the Orange Bowl for a national football championship, large sums of money are spent on sporting events and entertainment related products and services. In this class you will explore the intriguing world of sports and entertainment in the American culture. Sports and Entertainment Marketing is an extension of the Marketing course in which students will apply their introductory knowledge of marketing to these two specific industries. This course would interest those considering careers in marketing and advertising.
Honors Personal Financial Literacy
Grades 11/12, #BUS047, ½ credit, weight 1.05, 5 periods (S)
This course addresses ADVANCED financial literacy skills at an ACCELERATED pace. This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of financial literacy skills and is recommended for students who enroll in Honors or AP courses.
Personal Money Management enables teenagers to understand complex money management skills that will empower them for a future of successful financial management. Students will learn financial skills using real- world problems and activities. Topics to be covered, but not limited to, include: life planning, credit and debt, educational planning, income and taxes, financial services, budgeting and spending, insurance, and investments. A strong emphasis will be placed on learning about stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Students will have the opportunity to participate in H&R Block’s Budget Challenge, Economics Pennsylvania’s 10-week Stock Market Game, The Capital Hill Challenge, and InvestWrite competition.
NOTE - Students who have passed Personal Financial Literacy are not eligible to take this course. This course satisfies the Personal Financial Literacy graduation requirement.
Personal Financial Literacy
Grades 11/12, #BUS049, ½ credit, 5 periods (S)
Personal Financial Literacy (Virtual)
Grades 11/12, #BUS049VT, ½ credit, 5 periods (S)
This course addresses BASIC financial literacy skills and is NOT recommended for students who enroll in Honors or AP courses. The virtual course is self-paced; however, students will be required to meet teacher-appointed deadlines.
Students will develop the fundamental financial skills related to money management, borrowing, earning power, investing basics, financial services, and insurance. This course will allow students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions as a consumer. Technological integrated learning experiences will be experienced throughout the course.
NOTE - Students who have passed the classroom Honors Personal Financial Literacy course are not eligible to take this course. This course satisfies the Personal Financial Literacy graduation requirement beginning with the Class of 2016.
Cooperative Education – 10 Hour
Grade 12, #BUS062, 1 credit, 10 hours per week (FY), 1 Period (S)
Cooperative Education – 15 Hour
Grade 12, #BUS063, 2 credits, 15 hours per week (FY), 1 Period (S)
Cooperative Education (Co-op) is a school-to-career program of study designed to assist students in making a smooth transition into the world of work. This course offers students opportunities to experience the work world firsthand while still in school and obtain credit for their efforts. During a normal school day, students selecting Cooperative Education will have school-based instruction for the first six periods of the day, and employability skills training and work release time during period seven. Students will meet with their teacher one day a week during Period 7. This program prepares students for paid work-based experiences with Lancaster County businesses and/or industries outside the traditional classroom setting in a matched job that links the student’s academic and career objectives. Learning is supervised and monitored by a certified cooperative education teacher/coordinator and an employer/mentor who assesses the student’s performance while on the job. Students who work ten hours per week will earn one credit, and those who work 15 hours per week will earn two credits.
Grades 11/12, #BUS046, ½ credit, 5 periods (S)
Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 70% in Accounting 1 or Marketing or teacher recommendation
Have you ever wondered what it is like to run your own business? Do you dream of becoming an entrepreneur some day? Are you interested in pursuing a business degree in post-secondary education? Then this is the class for you! Besides classroom instruction, you will gain valuable “hands-on” experience by helping to manage and operate the Manheim Township High School Store. You will participate in the financial, management and sales/marketing teams working in both the classroom and the school store. From the start of the class, you will learn to develop business plans, hire and train employees done in collaboration with the full-time Learning support class, order, price, and stock inventory, choose and work with vendors, keep financial records, perform inventory audits, manage and provide customer service, advertise and promote the school store, plus more! Come and be a part of this unique learning experience.
NOTE - As a result of handling school funds and merchandise, student discipline records will be reviewed prior to enrollment.
Grades 11/12, #BUS061, ½ credit, 90 hours (S)
An internship is a work-related experience for junior/senior students who wish to gain exposure to an occupational field of interest. The program provides students with the opportunity to interact with, observe, and assist individuals in business and professional work settings. The intent of the internship is to provide activities that will enable students to make informed career decisions. Students interested in this experience must register for the course during course selection, read the Internship Guidelines, and submit an application. Students who log 90 hours during the semester and meet all other requirements will earn 1⁄2 credit. The student intern will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis.