Department Chair: Beckie Rago

Department Purpose: Offer a core set of business classes designed to enhance students’ interest in business and establish a foundation of knowledge that is valuable in post-secondary education and career development.


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Accounting I

Course Credit: 2
Prerequisite: Sophomore, junior, or senior standing

Course Description:

This course provides students with instruction in the terminology and concepts of sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Double entry accounting principles and procedures are applied in maintaining business records for both service and merchandising businesses as well as management of personal business affairs.

Accounting II

Course Credit: 2
Prerequisite: Accounting I

Course Description:

Students will continue to learn corporate accounting practices, departmentalized accounting, control systems, adjustments, management and cost accounting, and computerized accounting practices. Students will also use computers for spreadsheets and word processing.

Business Law I

Course Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing

Course Description:

Students in this one semester course will learn the structure of our legal system. Ethics, rights, and responsibilities of individuals, businesses, and corporations will also be covered. Specific areas of law taught will be Contract, Finance, and Employment Law. Students will also research prior cases, develop new case situations, and solve legal matters as enhancement to the course material.

Business Law II

Course Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Business Law I

Course Description:

This semester course emphasizes the topics of Property Law, Commercial Papers, Losses, and Business Organizational Law. A section on e-commerce and technology will supplement the content of the course.

Introduction to Business

Course Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Sophomore, junior, or senior standing

Course Description:

This course is the introduction to the many aspects of the “World of Work.” Topics consist of Careers and Career Pathing in our Global Economy; Consumers and Consumer Rights; Financial Institutions and Banking Systems; Credit in our Economy; and Savings and Investment Strategies for Financial Management. The course will include supplemental content, activities, projects, and research papers to exemplify the different options available to future business majors.

Business Management

Course Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Sophomore, junior, or senior standing

Course Description:

This one semester course is designed for those who plan to pursue the study of business in college. Students prepare for leadership roles in the business world by building a solid foundation of established business practices and procedures which form the groundwork for all business operations. By participating in class activities, games, workbook assignments, and video presentations, students will obtain an awareness of the problems, decisions, and managerial techniques involved in successfully operating small and large businesses.

AP Microeconomics

Course Credit: 2(W)
Prerequisite: Sophomore, junior, or senior standing

Course Description:

Microeconomics is the study of how individuals, firms, and organizational structures make economic decisions. Demand and supply analysis will be developed to demonstrate how market prices are determined; how they determine an economy’s mix of goods and
Business Department services and factors of production; and how goods and services are distributed throughout the economy. The strengths and weaknesses of economic decision makers are evaluated using concepts of efficiency and equity. Analysis and evaluation is also made on the effects of government intervention. This class can be taken for college credit through the Midland University Dual Enrollment program.