Business and Marketing Education is designed to educate people for and about business today and about how business impacts their everyday lives. Business and Marketing Education provides the skills needed to function effectively in modern society and to prepare students for careers in business. It provides the knowledge and skills, which will ensure vocational competence - programs which allow students to obtain entry-level jobs. The courses assist the student to develop an appreciation for, and training in, personal qualifications, skills and work habits.
This course provides students the opportunity to learn basic concepts of management and the operations of business as a major sector of the economy. Topics include business procedures, ethics, business ownership, management philosophies, diversity, motivation, harassment, human resources, financial management and marketing management. In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop a professional business plan for a business for which they create. Students will be involved in business simulations and will develop a real-world business project that will give students opportunity to develop business relationships with businesses. Students will have the opportunity to CLEP out of Management exam after successful completion of this course.
Prerequisites: None (American Legal Systems or Government Helpful, But not required)
The Business Law course is designed to educate students about pertinent legal issues surrounding the business world and laws that they will come into contact with in their everyday lives. Business Law will cover units ranging from laws for minors to contracts to enforcing the law. Students will learn through a variety of different channels, including real-life cases, guest speakers, ethical cases, projects, and class discussions. Through these channels students will gain a working understanding of the law as it applies to business situations he or she is likely to face now and in the future. Students pursuing a “degree” in any type of “law” will benefit immensely from this course. Students will have the opportunity to CLEP out of the Business Law exam upon the successful completion of this the course.
Become a global citizen! This course introduces and readies the student to view the world economy in a whole new way. The student will learn about the global economy, cross-cultural differences, ethics, international markets, global supply chains, and their effects on our society. Students will examine business in a variety of locations across the globe; discuss differing laws, political systems, cultures, international monetary system, global competition, trade policies, foreign investment and current global business trends and developments associated with current events taking place on a daily basis.
Management & Leadership
This upper level course presents a comprehensive, integrative, and practical focus on leadership and management. Today's constantly changing business environment presents challenges and opportunities that are more dynamic and complex than ever before, requiring a clear understanding of the interactive nature of strategy, organizational design, and leadership. We will work in teams to develop individual and group leadership skills to impact their lives and their communities. Content areas include goal setting, decision-making, effective communication, organization and time management, and managing how to implement change
Prerequisites: Accounting and/or Marketing courses or concurrent enrollment
The Armory Internship is a school-based enterprise (SBE) - an entrepreneurial experience preparing students to operate a business providing goods and services to meet the current needs of our society. This course will provide students insight into the theory behind buying, storing, pricing, advertising, displaying, selling, financing, and other activities necessary for successful business operations. It is suggested that students complete an accounting and/or marketing course before enrolling in the course. Students will need to apply for, and be accepted into, a position in the Armory. The application and requirements are located on the high school website.
Sales and Advertising
In this course, students will explore marketing fundamentals through sales and advertising. Students will develop an understanding of the marketing mix, marketing economics, distribution, pricing, promotional campaign strategy, and their impact on consumers, businesses, our society and the global economy. Advertising is rapidly changing and is all around us! Whether selling items in a local gift shop or equipment to a mining company in China, the steps in the sales process are similar and essential to business. Customer buying motives, and decision-making processes are also examined. Students will explore vocational opportunities available in the fields of sales and advertising. This class will provide you great preparation for college and vocational level marketing courses!
Sports and Entertainment
This course is designed for students who have an interest in the business and marketing side of the sports and entertainment industry. Sports and Entertainment Marketing is a specialized course, which provides students with the opportunity to learn marketing principles in the field of sports, recreation, and entertainment. Students explore the content areas related to sponsorship, public relations, event planning, ticket sales, distribution, cause-related marketing, endorsements, product placement, and legal issues. Guest speakers from this field and occasional trips introduce students to this growing segment of the marketplace. This class will provide you great preparation for college and vocational level marketing courses!
Prerequisites: Completed Sports & Entertainment Marketing OR Sales & Advertising OR concurrent enrollment
This course is recommended for college bound students with an interest in business or marketing. Students will learn how the marketing process relates to the successful operation of profit and non-profit organizations. Students will learn how to implement marketing mix strategies to satisfy customers and enrich society. This includes effective use of product management, supply chain management, pricing strategies, and promotional and sales strategies. Students will learn how to effectively handle ethical dilemmas and apply their knowledge and skills to real world marketing projects and situations. Students will write marketing plans, analyze social and mobile marketing, conduct market research, and explore global markets. Advanced Marketing is transcripted with MATC and students will have the opportunity to earn college credit. This course will also apply to several four-year universities as per their regulations. Students must earn a B or higher to earn MATC transcripted credit.
Accounting 1 is a full-year class that provides a solid foundation in accounting theory and practice. The first semester students will gain knowledge relating to a service business owned by sole proprietor using the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The full accounting cycle will be taught with an emphasis on analysis and interpretation of financial data. The students will learn to use journals, ledgers, cash control systems and financial statements. Students will use Microsoft Excel to complete the majority of class activities. The second semester expands into a merchandising business organized as a corporation. Throughout the accounting cycle the students will learn special journals, payroll, dividends, and financial statements for a corporation. The analysis and interpretation of financial data is emphasized. Students will use Microsoft Excel to complete the majority of class activities. Accounting 1 leads to College Honors Accounting. Upon completion of Accounting 1, with a grade of a B or higher, students will earn an MATC transcripted credit.
College Honors Accounting
Prerequisites: Accounting 1
This course prepares students for post-secondary accounting. Advanced accounting concepts and principles are presented to students and applications are completed. Emphasis is given to the analysis and interpretation of financial activity, preparing and interpreting financial statements, and applying accounting theory in decision making. Online programs are used to prepare students for business and industry. This course is a transcripted credit through MATC and will apply to multiple colleges and universities per their regulations. Students must earn a B or higher to earn MATC transcripted credit. (Prerequisite: Accounting 1).
This course concentrates on money management on a personal level. Topics include decision making, goal setting, budgeting, saving, purchasing, investing, insurance, the positive and negative uses of credit, taxes, housing, transportation, consumer protection, banking, planning for college costs and career planning. The goal of course is to develop informed consumers as they move forward with their career plans.
Technology Trends is a “hands-on” computer class where students will gain the skills necessary to be successful in today’s digital world. Whether in high school, college, one’s personal life, or one’s professional career, the need to efficiently use software and the touch keyboarding method is key. This course will help students gain confidence and the necessary skills to stay digitally organized, live in a digital world, use both Google and Microsoft, and many other technology trends. Students will also experience the basics of moving making, and game and web design. The topics covered in this course will benefit students of all career paths, and be a necessity for those pursuing other information technology courses.
MS Office Applications 1
The course will teach students to use MS Word 2013 in one quarter and MS Excel 2013 in the other quarter. Word instruction will focus on formatting, editing, creating templates, designing tables, charts and graphs, using security features, sharing documents on the web, and document navigation and much more. Excel instruction will emphasize the organization, recording and sorting of data, entering text and mathematical equations. In addition, the maintaining, tracking, charting, graphing and comparing statistics will be taught. This class is articulated with MATC and will provide the student with the skills to move forward in post-secondary education or the work force. Students must complete both MS Office 1 and MS Office 2 and earn a B or higher in each course to gain the transcripted credit. Students can take the two classes in any order or concurrently (MS Office 1 does not need be completed before MS Office 2).
MS Office Applications 2
Prerequisites: MS Office Applications 1
The course will teach students to use MS PowerPoint 2013 in one quarter and MS Access 2013 in the other quarter. PowerPoint instruction will focus on how to use Themes and Layouts, Inserting Text and using WordArt, using graphic Tables, Charts, and Shapes. Integrating Videos, Movie-Clips, Animations, Transitions and manipulating sound will be addressed. Access instruction will focus on the organizing and analysis of collections of information, such as music, baseball cards, clients, or workshop participants. Access will be helpful in any career that requires the analysis and interpretation of data. This class is articulated with MATC and will provide the student with the skills to move forward in post-secondary education or the work force. Students must complete both MS Office 1 and MS Office 2 and earn a B or higher in each course to gain the transcripted credit. Students can take the two classes in any order or concurrently (MS Office 1 does not need be completed before MS Office 2).
Accounting Youth Apprenticeship
Prerequisites: Successful Completion of Accounting 1 and 2 or concurrent enrollment in College Honors Accounting
The Accounting Apprenticeship offers students both work experiences and guided learning opportunities within the
business environment. This program combines classroom instruction and work-based learning while on the job. Under the one-year youth apprenticeship, students will work an average of 10-15 hours per week for a total of 450 hours per year (including approved summer employment) during their junior and senior years. Students should have completed or be
enrolled in the College Honor Accounting course while working in the field.
The number of employers providing job-training worksites fluctuates with the economy. There is no guarantee that a student will have a job-training site just by enrolling in this program. Students must have their own transportation between home and work.
This is the first class in a series of courses devoted to the design of websites and electronic graphic development. Students will be introduced to the Adobe CS6 Suite (Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop), along with learning HTML coding, the backbone to developing websites. Students will become familiar with all the tools that will be used to maintain the Oak Creek High School web along with developing community websites. This course is a transcripted credit through MATC and will apply to multiple colleges and universities per their regulations. Students must earn a B or higher to earn MATC transcripted credit. (Prerequisite: Students must complete Webmastering 1 & 2 to earn credit.)
Prerequisites: Webmastering 1
This is the second class is a series of courses devoted to the development and design of websites and electronic graphic development. Using the Adobe CS6 Suite learned in Webmastering 1, students will be adding advanced techniques to integrate components into a professional grade sample client website. Students will also be using Fireworks and focusing more heavily on the scripting language using HTML, XHTML and CSS to further prepare them for vocational/technical institutes, college, or business and industry. This course is a transcripted credit through MATC and will apply to multiple colleges and universities per their regulations. Students must earn a B or higher to earn MATC transcripted credit. (Prerequisite: Students must complete Webmastering 1 & 2 to earn credit.)
Professional Design & Publication
Prerequisites: Webmastering 2 and consent of instructor
In Professional Design and Publication you will learn how to produce professional publications quickly and easily using industry leader computer software programs. Through Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design software (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign), students develop essential skills to create powerful,impressive designs fundamental to any organization and brand. Students will combine his/her own creativity with powerful tools to develop eye-catching designs for web sites, newsletters, flyers, advertisements, sales promotions, announcements, calendars, brochures, resumes, letterheads, business cards, and other unique professional documents. This course provides additional experience to other courses such as, but not limited to Web Design, Sales and Advertising, Advanced Marketing, Art Foundations, and Digital Technology.
Webmastering Workshop 2
Prerequisites: Webmastering Workshop 1 and consent of instructor
Using the skill set developed in Webmastering Workshop 1, students will be developing new enhancements to the Oak Creek High School website. Students will understand the process of maintaining existing technologies, as well as be able to develop and test new website systems. Current project focus will favor interactive website development including relational databases and various scripting technologies. Students will learn and integrate the Adobe After Effects CS6 digital component software including motion graphics media management, 3D after effects, audio and video. Students will collaborate with existing Webmastering Workshop 1 students to ensure their work is properly installed and maintained.
|http://scholarships .wisc.edu/Scholarships .org?orgld=125||UW Madison||UW Madison School of Business Scholarships||Varies||Must be an undergraduate in the School of Business.|
|http://www4.uwm.edu/business/ undergrad/scholarships/ upload/LubarDirectAdmitBrochure- pdf10-12-2.pdf||UW Milwaukee||Lubar School of Business-Direct Admit Scholarships-for Business majors||Varies||Sheldon B. Lubar is specifically a school of business undergraduate scholarship.|
|www.coca-colascholars.org||Leadership Scholarship||Coca-Cola Scholarship||$10,000-$20,000||Demonstrated leadership, commitment to community, academic achievement, and must be part time employed.|
|www.kohleducation.org||Leadership, Community Involvement||Kohl Excellence Scholarship||$1,000||Evaluated on leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement. MFHS can nominate 3 students from all applications received. Applications are on website and should be returned to your school counselor.|
|www.marist.edu/admission/ technologyscholarships/ index.html||Information Technology/Computer Science and Systems||Marist College and National Science Foundation Scholarship||Full tuition & Room and Board||For academically talented students majoring in computer science or info technology and systems. Go to website or call 1-845-575-3226.|
|www.piaw.org||Insurance or related field of study||Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin – Young Professionals Club||(5)$2,500||Applicants must be sponsored by a PIAW member. A list of members can be found on the website. The scholarships are intended for high school seniors who are entering college and will focus on insurance or a related field of study.|
|www.herzing.edu/ financial-aid/scholarships||Business & Advertising/Technology & Media/Healthcare/Graphic Arts||Herzing Cup Scholarship||$150/$300/$650/$1300||Teacher must nominate in one of the four areas of study: business/advertising; technology/media; graphic arts and healthcare.|
|www.nfib.com/YEA||Business/Entrepreneur||2014 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards||Several $1000 (4)$5,000 (1)$10,000||Needs to be a graduating senior who is planning to attend two year or four year university, college or vocational institute. Many applicants participate in FBLA but not a requirement.|