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Grades: 11-12

Credit: 1 unit
PREREQUISITE: Accounting I, Marketing 101, or Introduction to Business Management, and Teacher Approval
DUAL CREDIT PREREQUISITE: Placement Scores: ACT (Composite 18 or above) OR MCC Next Gen – Accuplacer
(Reading 248 or above)

Designed to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of business management theories as well as their ability
to apply a range of tools and techniques, this course is recommended for students seeking a career as an
entrepreneur/business owner or an entrepreneur/corporate manager. The course covers the key characteristics of
business organization and environment and the business functions of human resource management, finance and
accounts, marketing, and operations management. Links between the topics are central to the course. Through the
exploration of four underpinning concepts (change, ethics, creativity and sustainability)), the course
allows students to develop a holistic understanding of today’s complex and dynamic business environment. The course
encourages the appreciation of ethical concerns at both a local and global level. It aims to develop relevant and
transferable skills, including the ability to: think critically; make ethically sound and well-informed decisions; appreciate
the pace, nature and significance of change; think strategically; and undertake long-term planning, analysis and
evaluation. Refer to the Advanced Studies section for IB distinctions, grading, testing and exam fee
requirements. May be offered for dual credit or articulated credit to eligible students. Check with your building.
Dual credit information can also be found under the Advanced Studies section.