The Business Education program functions primarily to fulfill two broad educational goals:
- To develop basic understandings of business and economic policies and the role of the individual consumer in affecting decisions regarding those principles. This goal is a part of the general education which all students should have to prepare them for their roles as informed consumers.
- To introduce students to the business concepts, ideas, and basic skills used in office occupations, as well as in everyday living. The purpose of this goal is to equip students with a marketable skill adequate for initial employment. Business Education, in this respect, is one of the main divisions of vocational education, with carefully planned sequences of courses for the students.
5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
Stories about Business
A Pius X team won this year’s Stock Market Challenge hosted by Junior Achievement.
Making budget decisions is a bit easier on paper, but students in Careers & Life Management got a glimpse of the financial decisions and choices they will have to make later in life.
About 60 Pius X students participated in Tuesday’s Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge on Innovation Campus at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Their goal was to work in teams
Student-investors battled bears and bulls in the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge on Innovation Campus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING – 9, 10, 11, 12 – (Sem. – 5 credits)This course is designed for students with little or no programming experience. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the role that logical, sequential thinking can play in solving problems. It also aims to help students to feel confident in their ability to write small programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals. The class will begin with an understanding of how binary code is the basis for all programming, and develop enough coding experience to have a foundation to learn other programming languages in future courses.
COMPUTER SCIENCE – 11, 12 – (Yr. – 10 credits)
[Prerequisite: Algebra II]This course is an introductory course in computer science which will use many of the basic principles of discrete mathematics – counting methods, statements of logic, sequences and series, as well as reviewing concepts from Algebra II – in order to develop, adapt, and implement computer programs. Heavy emphasis will be put on problem solving. This course is recommended for students with a strong interest in computers or as an additional choice for seniors wishing to take a fourth year of mathematics. The AP Computer Science exam will be offered in May. Graphing calculator required. TI 83+ or TI 84 series is reco mmended.
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS – 9, 10, 11, 12 – (Sem. – 5 credits)Computer Applications is designed to provide the student with greater computer usage and instruction. Microsoft Office Professional, including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint will be covered. This will enable students to do greater word processing, use databases, create spreadsheets and coordinate graphics. This course will meet the Life Skills requirement.
BUSINESS LAW – 11, 12 – (Sem. – 5 credits)How does the law affect rights and obligations I have as an individual, consumer, employee or tenant? This exploratory course on law will answer that question. Situations ranging from a minor thing like reacting to a traffic ticket to the more complicated process of carrying out a contract are some of the areas discussed. Students frequently read fictional “fact situations” and then are asked how the law should treat this particular case.
MARKETING – 11, 12 – (Sem. – 5 credits)Students will learn marketing skills such as understanding the marketing concept, different types of marketing, marketing research, product development, pricing, distribution and promotion. The class will also cover the impact of global marketing.
ACCOUNTING I – 9, 10, 11, 12 – (Sem. – 5 credits)Accounting I emphasizes the basic principles of double-entry accounting system. Students will study the accounting cycle for a sole proprietorship and a partnership. Course activities include recording transactions, preparing work sheets, preparing financial statements, and an introduction to payroll, taxes and accounting systems. Students will use computers to do various simulations and course work. This course will meet the Life Skills requirement.
ACCOUNTING II – 9, 10, 11, 12 – (Sem. – 5 credits)
[Prerequisite: Accounting I]
Accounting II is designed to help students acquire additional accounting knowledge and skills. Special emphasis is given to analysis and interpretation of financial information used in making managerial decisions. This is where corporate and partnership accounting is emphasized. There is extensive use of computers in this course.