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Business Career Pathways Available

There are two course pathways that a student can follow for business at Southeast High School:

  • Business Entrepreneurship and Management Pathway
  • Business Finance

Business Entrepreneurship and Management

Partnership with Washburn University, Topeka, KS

Instructor – Cherie Witt

Student Organization – Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

The Business, Management and Administration Cluster prepares learners for careers and/or continuing education opportunities planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy and require specific skills in organization, time management, customer service and communication.

The Business Management and Administration pathway was based primarily on the national business, management and entrepreneurship career cluster pathways and responsive to Kansas business and industry needs.

Courses Required

  • Business Essentials (Introductory Level) – .5 credit
  • Entrepreneurship (Technical Level) – .5 Credit
  • Marketing (Technical Level)
  • Accounting (Technical Level) – 1 credit
  • Applied Business Development (Application Level) – 1 credit

Business Finance

Partnership with Coffeyville Community College, Coffeyville, KS

Instructor – Cherie Witt

Student Organization – Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

The Finance Cluster prepares learners for careers and/or continuing education opportunities in financial and investment planning, banking, insurance and business financial management. Career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy and require specific skills in organization, time management, customer service and communication.

The Finance Cluster pathway was based primarily on the national business, management and entrepreneurship career cluster pathways and responsive to Kansas business and industry needs.

Courses required

  • Business Essentials (Introductory Level) – .5 credit
  • Entrepreneurship (Technical Level) – .5 Credit
  • Accounting (Technical Level) – 1 credit
  • Advanced Accounting (Application Level) – 1 credit

Course Descriptions

Accounting (Technical Level) – 1 credit

Accounting courses introduce and expand upon the fundamental accounting principles and procedures used in businesses. Course content typically includes the full accounting cycle, payroll, taxes, debts, depreciation, ledger and journal techniques, and periodic adjustments. Students may learn how to apply standard auditing principles and to prepare budgets and final reports. Calculators, electronic spreadsheets, or other automated tools are usually used. Advanced topics may include elementary principles of partnership and corporate accounting and the managerial uses of control systems and the accounting process.

Advanced Accounting (Application Level) – 1 credit

Advanced Accounting courses expand upon the fundamental accounting principles and procedures used in businesses. Course content typically includes the full accounting cycle, payroll, taxes, debts, depreciation, ledger and journal techniques, and periodic adjustments. Students learn how to apply standards auditing principles and to prepare budgets and final reports. Calculators, electronic spreadsheets, or other automated tools are usually used. Topics include principles of partnership and corporate accounting and the managerial uses of control systems and the accounting process and further enhancement of accounting skills.

Applied Business Development (Application Level) – 1 credit

Includes working in the Lancer Latte and Spirit Shack

In this capstone course, Applied Business Development students will practice skills of planning, organizing, directing and controlling functions of operating a business while assuming the responsibilities and risks involved. Students will develop skills in enterprise development, market analysis and financial preparation. These courses includes classroom activities as well as involving further study of the field and discussion regarding real-world experiences and applications that students encounter in owning and managing a business.

Business Essentials (Introductory Level) – .5 credit

This is a core course designed to give students an overview of the business, marketing and finance career cluster occupations. Students will develop an understanding of how academic skills in mathematics, economics, and written and oral communications are integral components of success in these occupations. Students will examine current events to determine their impact on business and industry and legal and ethical behavior, acquire knowledge of safe and secure environmental controls to enhance productivity, determine how resources should be managed to achieve company goals, and identify employability and personal skills needed to obtain a career and be successful in the workplace. As students learn about different types of business ownership, they will interpret industry laws and regulations to ensure compliance, identify principles of business management, and analyze business practices to determine ethics and social responsibilities.

Entrepreneurship (Technical Level) – .5 Credit

Technical-level course for Marketing and Finance Career Clusters Entrepreneurship courses acquaint students with the knowledge and skills necessary to own and operate their own businesses. Topics from several fields typically form the course content: economics, marketing principles, human relations and psychology, business and labor law, legal rights and responsibilities of ownership, business and financial planning, finance and accounting, and communication. Several topics surveyed in Business Management courses may also be included.

Marketing (Technical Level)

Marketing—Comprehensive courses focus on the wide range of factors that influence the flow of goods and services from the producer to the consumer. Topics may include (but are not limited to) market research, the purchasing process, distribution systems, warehouse and inventory control, salesmanship, sales promotions, shoplifting and theft control, business management, and entrepreneurship. Human relations, computers, and economics are often covered as well.

 

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