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BE02: Accounting II
This course provides a broader understanding of the principles learned in Accounting I. The principles are applied to a wider range of business situations including partnerships, corporations, and manufacturing concerns. Students also work with computerized applications more extensively and with federal taxes. This course provides preparation for employment or for advanced study in accounting.
BE03: Financial and Technology Literacy
Students will develop proficiency in the use of the most widely adopted business application, Microsoft Office Suite. This course is designed as an integrated approach to developing competencies in the utilization of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to collaborate and communicate in the digital age. Course activities will prepare students for Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications (MOS), which are recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) for one semester hour of lower division college credit. Additionally, students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary for making informed financial decisions; successfully building, maintaining, and protecting financial resources with particular emphasis on saving, budgeting, investing, and risk management (insurance).
BE07: Computer Programming III
This is an advanced level programming course which will study and apply one or more of the following computer programming languages: Visual Basic, C++, or JAVA. Students will use one of the programming languages to solve a variety of problems confronting contemporary organizations. Students are advised to complete Computer Programming II or consult with their Computer Programming instructor prior to enrolling in Computer Programming III.
BE10: Marketing II
Sales and marketing careers make up one-third of the entire work force in the United States. The Marketing II course provides an organized learning experience in marketing, management, sales and merchandising. This course allows students the opportunity to pursue in greater depth the development of marketing/management competencies necessary for full-time employment and job advancement in marketing and distribution. Students are required to be active in the co-curricular student organization DECA and to be involved in work-based learning experiences.
BE11: E Business
This course is designed to equip students with the technological expertise to be productive employees and entrepreneurs in the management of a small business. Course topics include the step-by-step process of starting, organizing, and managing a business. Topics for students include developing business plans for a service or product line, conducting online research, analyzing and developing websites, and doing a cost analysis. This course involves partnerships with community-based organizations for student work-based learning experiences.
BE16: Principles of Business Management and Entrepreneurship
This is one of two foundation courses required for all pathways in the Business Management and Finance Career Cluster and is essential to all pathways. This course provides a foundational understanding of the role of business in a global society, American business as a dynamic process, forms of business ownership, management concepts, marketing, production and distribution, and accounting and finance. Along with a brief historical perspective, business terminology and principles will be emphasized. Students will develop the communication skills that will be necessary for success in the workplace and college while understanding the business world and preparing to meet their career goals and objectives.
BE32: Principles of Accounting/Managerial Accounting AOF
Principles of Accounting provide students with the knowledge that accounting is a process of providing data and information that serves internal and external stakeholders. The second half of this course introduces the fundamentals of management accounting, including manufacturing and cost accounting, budgeting, accounting for managerial decision-making, and fnancial statement analysis. Students learn how to use accounting information for internal decsion-making and planning and control. Students also examine career opportunities and the professional certifications and designations earned by individuals in the accounting profession.
BE40: Principles of Accounting and Finance
This is one of two foundation courses required for all pathways in the Business Management and Finance Career Cluster and is essential to all pathways. This course provides a foundational understanding of the role of business in a global society, American business as a dynamic process, forms of business ownership, management concepts, marketing, production and distribution, and accounting and finance. Along with a brief historical perspective, business terminology and principles will be emphasized. Students will develop the communication skills that will be necessary for success in the workplace and college while understanding the business world and preparing to meet their career goals and objectives.
BE41: Advanced Accounting
This course is designed to be the second of two sequential accounting courses of the completer requirement for students enrolled in the Financing and Accounting Pathway. This course provides students with accounting knowledge that will prepare them for post-high school levels of education and entry-level positions in the workforce. Focus will be on accounting procedures necessary to address long and short-term assets and investments, long and short-term liabilities, inventory management and accounting ratios used in the decision-making process. A comprehensive study of the accounting procedures used in establishing corporations, declaring and paying dividends, the formation and dissolution of partnerships, distribution of net income and owners’ equity statements is included in this course. Career paths for accounting will be examined and the use of accounting knowledge in a variety of career clusters is also explored. Awareness of ethical issues and application of ethical decision-making models will be reinforced throughout the course.
BE42: Advanced Business Management
This course is designed to be the second of two sequential Business Management courses of the completer requirement for students enrolled in the Business Management pathway. This course provides students with the knowledge that will prepare them for post-high school levels of education and entry-level positions in the workforce. Focus will be on the role of business in society, the changing nature of contemporary business practice, major management concepts and theories, the processes of management (functional, operational, human relations), business law and ethics, and business communications. Career paths will be examined and the use of business management knowledge in a variety of career clusters is also explored. Awareness of ethical issues and application of ethical decision-making models will be reinforced throughout the course.
BE43: Introduction to Marketing
The Introduction to Marketing course introduces students to the essential concepts of marketing theory and the foundations, functions and benefits of marketing in a free enterprise system.  Marketing requires a skilled, professional understanding of consumer behavior and economic trends in order to gain a competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace. Throughout the Introduction to Marketing course, students will use and incorporate technologies to conduct research and communicate. Students will integrate their knowledge of legal issues, the importance of ethics, and social responsibilities in marketing. Students will understand and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and develop an appreciation of human diversity.  By the end of Introduction to Marketing, students will have a solid understanding of the many diverse career opportunities in the field of marketing.
BE44: Advanced Marketing
This course is designed to be the second of two sequential marketing courses of the completer requirement for students enrolled in the Marketing Program of Study. The Advanced course builds on the concepts studied in Introduction to Marketing by giving students in-depth, comprehensive project-based learning opportunities. Students will apply their understanding of consumer buying behavior and relationships, the tools and techniques used by organizations that identify the factors that influence marketing strategy decisions, market segmentation and target marketing, and other considerations in order to create a written professional marketing plan. Throughout the course, students will use strong interpersonal skills and incorporate technologies when conducting primary and secondary research. Students will integrate their knowledge of legal issues, ethics, diversity and social responsibilities in developing their marketing plan. Students will continue to explore the many diverse career opportunities in the field of marketing.
BE45: Business and Entrepreneurship Capstone/Dual Enrollment
Students will apply the knowledge and skills acquired in previous business pathway courses through the completion of a final capstone project.  The capstone project is a personally-designed, independently conducted activity which will enable the student to further their knowledge/skills in an approved end-of-course final project.  The capstone project will involve intense problem-solving in their chosen business pathway and offer the student the opportunity to think critically about a subject of profound interest to them.  An alternative to the final capstone project will be an online dual enrollment option through Harford Community College where the student will complete six credits in approved business courses between the Fall and Spring semesters. These courses will be taken at the student's high school and faciliatted by a high school teacher.