Kimberly Pittman » Introduction to Business and Technology 8th Grade (High School Credit)

Introduction to Business and Technology 8th Grade (High School Credit)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
 
Introduction to Business & Technology is the foundational course for Business and Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resources Management pathways. The course is designed for high school students as a gateway to the career pathways above, and provides an overview of business and technology skills required for today's business environment. Knowledge of business principles, the impact of financial decisions, and technology proficiencies demanded by business combine to establish the elements of this course. Emphasis is placed on developing proficient fundamental computer skills required for all career pathways. Students will learn essentials for working in a business environment, managing a business, and owning a business. The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information-based society. Students will not only understand the concepts, but apply their knowledge to situations and defend their actions/decisions/choices through the knowledge and skills acquired in this course. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry.
 
COURSE CONTENT:
 
Standard Topic Description
BMA-IBT-1 Employability Demonstrate employability skills required by business and industry.
BMA-IBT-2 Technology Productivity and Creating Publishing Industry - Appropriate Documents Apply technology as a tool to increase productivity to create, edit, and publish industry-appropriate documents.
BMA-IBT-3 Word Processing Master word processing software to create, edit, and publish professional-appearing business documents.
BMA-IBT-4 Leadership and Management Functions Analyze and integrate leadership skills and management functions within the business environment.
BMA-IBT-5 Marketing Demonstrate understanding of the concept of marketing and its importance to business ownership.
BMA-IBT-6 Digital Communications Use professional oral, written, and digital communication skills to create, express, and interpret information and ideas.
BMA-IBT-7 Entrepreneurship Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship through recognizing a business opportunity, how to start a business based on the recognized opportunity, and basics of how to operate and maintain that business.
BMA-IBT-8 Accounting Principles Understand, interpret, and use accounting principles to make financial decisions.
BMA-IBT-9 Money Management Develop effective money management strategies and understand the role and functions of financial institutions.
BMA-IBT-10 Risk and Role of Insurance for a Business Research and interpret the various risks involved in operating a business while determining the role of insurance for a business.
BMA-IBT-11 Human Resources Examine basic human resources and the legal aspects of a business while incorporating the methods into business practices.
BMA-IBT-12 Student Organizations Explore how related student organizations are integral parts of career and technology education courses through leadership development, school and community service projects, entrepreneurship development, and competitive events.