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Business Mngt/Entrepreneurship

TEACHER-Tory Gilson                    BUSINESS PHONE-308-987-2424

HOME PHONE-308-624-0111                   EMAIL-tory.gilson@overtoneagles.org

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:  ACCOUNTING 1

Business Mngt/Entrepreneurship
The Business Management course provides students with an understanding of the business management functions, various management theories and the basic organization of a business. Students learn that Business Management is the process of using the resources of a business to efficiently and effectively achieve its goals through planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. The study of business management is an essential component in the design and delivery of a comprehensive business education curriculum.

Students build a strong knowledge base and develop effective management skills and learn that successful managers are individuals who understand the benefits of teamwork and consensus building and are able to maximize the utilization of human resources. As leaders, they recognize the importance of technology and information management in the decision-making process and the value of ethics and social responsibility in building and maintaining business relationships. In addition, managers realize that the ability to recognize and respond to new business opportunities and changing economic conditions is critical to the overall success of a business both locally as well as in the global marketplace.

The material covered in the Business Management course is reinforced and enhanced through the use of technology, guest speakers, videos and hands-on, project-based activities whenever possible. In addition, because experiential learning is an important aspect of this course, a business-related field trip may also be offered.

Entrepreneurship Description

In this course you will learn the basics needed to plan and launch your own business. Do you have what it takes to start a new business? Do you have an idea for a business but need the tools to get started? This course will provide you with the core skills you need to become successful. In this course you will study the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. You will also learn about self-employment and basic economic concepts related to small businesses, such as competition and production. This course will also walk you through the steps of setting up a business, including developing a business plan, a mission and a vision, attracting investors, and marketing your company.

ASSIGNMENTS:       Assignments are due the day they are assigned.  If you are absent, the assignment is due one day after you return, or if arrangements have been made otherwise.  Assignments will be given on a daily basis.  It is your responsibility to make sure you know the assignment and when it is to be turned in.  Your study partner will help in this area.

TARDIES:   One is expected to be in the classroom on time.  If you are late, you will be allowed one late pass.  After that, you will be assigned a detention.  BE ON TIME, PLEASE!

GRADING:  The grades in this class are determined by a point system.  Grades or points are assigned to each assignment, such as quizzes, worksheets, and workbook pages.  Grading is calculated as follows:   daily work 40%, tests 25%, quizzes 15%, Semester Tests 10%, and participation in class and activities 10%.  Current Events about the business world are encouraged.  Current events are extra credit, worth 3 points for handing one in or 5 points if you summarize and report on the article.  You can hand in one each week.

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT:           Be courteous and respectful to others.  Class discussions are an important part of this class.  Be respectful to others as they state their opinion or answer.  Make sure you bring ALL necessary materials to class each day.  Supplies needed are:  textbook, workbook, notebook, and writing utensils.

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES:        If a student is not on task and is disrupting others, a three step procedure will be in effect.  Step 1:  The student/s will be asked to stay after class with a warning.  If the same students/ continue disrupting the class, Step 2 will be in effect.  An automatic detention will be given-the student/s will have a choice of staying after school or coming in before school, and a call will be made to the parents or guardians.  Step 3:  Should disruption persist, the student/s will be sent to the principal’s office, and punished and a manner seen fit by the principal and consistent with the school handbook.