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Courses

Business, Marketing, & Finance I

Business, Marketing, & Finance II

Marketing Lab I

Marketing Lab II

Marketing Lab III

Personal Finance

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Business & Marketing I

Course Number: 84320

Business, Marketing, & Finance I is an innovative, introductory course which explores the world of business, marketing, and finance. This course focuses on the skills, knowledge, and attitudes demanded by employers in the workplace. Areas of study include career interests and aptitudes, employability skills, business, economic, financial, and marketing concepts. Emphasis is placed on business computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and multimedia applications. DECA, an Association of Marketing Students, is an integral part of this program.

Business & Marketing II

Course Number: 84321

Business, Marketing, & Finance II continues the exploration of business, marketing, and financial concepts. This course continues to focus on the skills, knowledge, and attitudes demanded by employers in the workplace. The student studies advanced economic, marketing, and financial concepts. Emphasis is placed on business computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and multimedia applications. DECA, an Association of Marketing Students, is an integral part of this program.

Marketing Lab I

Course Number: 84312

In Marketing Lab I the student is introduced to marketing skills in a hands-on school-based enterprises (SBE) environment. The student develops and practices skills necessary for employment in a controlled learning situation. Areas of study are financial measures, facilities and equipment management, marketing functions, and career readiness. Students will work in the snack bar during lunch.

Marketing Lab II

Course Number: 84313

In Marketing Lab II the student has the opportunity to demonstrate employability skills in a hands-on school-based enterprise (SBE) environment. The student practices supervising peers in a controlled learning situation. Areas of study are financial measures, facilities and equipment management, marketing functions, and career readiness. Students will work in the snack bar during lunch.

Marketing Lab III

Course Number: 84314

Marketing Lab III is the capstone course for marketing lab students. The student schedules and manages peers in a controlled learning environment and applies managerial principles in daily retail activities. Areas of study are financial measures, facilities and equipment management, marketing functions, and career readiness. Students will work in the snack bar during lunch.

Personal Finance

Course Number: 84329

Course provides an understanding of the concepts and principles involved in managing services, credit and debt, predatory lending practices, insurance, taxes and social security, spending patterns, setting goals and budget planning, contracts, mortgages and home ownership, rental agreements, planning for retirement, consumer protection, cultural, social, and emotional influences on financial behavior, and rights and responsibilities of buyers and sellers. An overview of the American economy may be provided.

What is Business?

The Business instructional program prepares students to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Students who successfully complete Business program’s sequence of instruction will develop an in-depth understanding of the business and financial management practices needed for large and small enterprises. 

A large part of the Business program is DECA. It helps prepare students to be leaders and entrepreneurs, and to be college and career ready. 

What Can DECA do for Me?

  • Through participation in DECA activities, 92% national DECA members say they learned how to communicate thoughts and ideas, how to organize a presentation and more about what businesses expect from employees, while gaining problem solving skills.
  • More than 90% of national DECA members say their experience empowered them to be an effective leader and connected school to the real world. Nearly 80% of national DECA members say DECA helped them recognize the benefit of community service.
  • National DECA members say their experience prepared them academically for college and career (88%), influenced their college plans (68%), influenced their career plans (75%) and influenced their interest in entrepreneurship and owning a business (61%).