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Man for Tomorrow Leadership
Accounting 1: Intro to Accounting
Accounting 2: Corporate Accounting
Business Communications
Business Law
Business Technology
Foundations of Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurs for Tomorrow
Introduction to Business
Leadership
Leadership in Action
Personal Finance
Honors Personal Finance
Sports Marketing
Cadet Business Capstone

The Business Department exists primarily to serve the students of CBC High School in a practical manner. The students are instructed in practical everyday business affairs. BUSINESS is that phase of our society which deals with the purchasing, selling, and financial transactions that take place while producing commodities to satisfy indivual group wants. EDUCATION is a means of developing student interest to the extent that the development may lead in helping the student achieve a socially adjusted, satisfying, and worthwhile life. BUSINESS EDUCATION as applied to CBC High School is limited to a basic business curriculum presented in accordance with Catholic Christian business ethics. It also means education which will equip the student with skills necessary to perform particular functions in an office, data processing, or distributive occupation, and which will provide the student with understanding and knowledge needed for the handling of personal affairs and using the services of the business world.

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BUSINESS
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MAN FOR TOMORROW LEADERSHIP
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Open to Freshmen
Course Description: This course will introduce students to the essential and powerful principles of leadership. It will begin to define the expectations of leadership and establish a foundation for, and expectation of, success here at CBC, in college, and throughout life. 

The Foundations of Leadership Course uses a proven approach to teaching leadership designed by one of the most respected thought leaders in the area of student leadership. The course uses guest speakers, current events, sports, pop culture, and high school-related issues to introduce valuable and applicable leadership lessons that encourage a successful CBC experience. Lessons are taught by teachers, but reinforced by upperclassmen enrolled in the Junior Leadership Course. 

Areas of focus include: managing change, high school study skills, the importance of character, getting involved, applying yourself, breaking down barriers, Brotherhood, taking healthy risks, and many others. Each unit is designed to help with the transition from 8th grade to high school and to encourage students to begin to lead, take control of their lives, do things the right way, and ultimately, be successful.
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ACCOUNTING 1: INTRO TO ACCOUNTING
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Course Description: This elective course explores the field of accounting and introduces students to basic accounting concepts. Proceeding through the accounting cycle for a service business, students will be introduced to the recording, summarizing, and analysis of financial data as it pertains to business organizations. In addition, students will apply their learning through the use of interactive accounting simulation software to apply real-world problem-solving skills towards financial scenarios. Students planning to study accounting, finance, law, law enforcement, management, or marketing in college should take this course.
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ACCOUNTING 2: CORPORATE ACCOUNTING
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Accounting 1: Intro to Accounting; Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Course Description: This elective course will review the recording, summarizing, and analysis of financial data. Proceeding through the accounting cycle for a merchandising business organized as a corporation, students will be introduced to purchases and cash receipts, payroll, and dividends. Students will also complete computer-related activities. Students planning to study accounting, finance, law, law enforcement, management, or marketing in college should take this course.
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BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Course Description: In this elective class, students will learn important skills in speaking and listening that can increase their value as an entry-level employee. Students will also enhance their ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and write for the world of work. Students will develop their presentation skills through a persuasive presentation and an informational presentation. Students will be encouraged to explore a career of their choice, where they will create a resume, cover letter, and follow-up letter. They will also participate in a mock interview for their chosen career. Students planning to study accounting, finance, journalism, law, law enforcement, management, or marketing in college should take this course.
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BUSINESS LAW
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Course Description: An elective class that examines the types of laws that affect us as citizens, consumers, and entrepreneurs in the United States. Students will be introduced to the meaning of law, an understanding of the general law procedures by way of mock trials, and insight into the nature of the law. Students will analyze legal situations and case studies so that they can make wise and ethical decisions in their business and personal lives. Guest speakers will be utlilized to enhance learning of the course topics. Topics to be introduced include: Ethics and Law, Judicial Law, Criminal Law, Contractual Law, Property Law, and Employment Law. Students planning to study accounting, finance, law, law enforcement, or management in college should take this course.
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BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: None
Course Description: In this course, students will experience hands-on activities designed to teach and enhance both hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Soft skills include communication, teamwork, adaptability, problem-solving, critical observation, and conflict resolution. Students will learn intermediate to advanced skills to be productive in their classes and productive employees in the workplace.
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FOUNDATIONS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: None
Course Description: This foundational elective course introduces students to fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset as an essential life skill. The course draws upon eight fundamental concepts of entrepreneurial thought. Course lessons include video case studies featuring a variety of real world "unlikely" entrepreneurs who have overcome challenges by embracing the core concepts of an entrepreneurial mindset. The course also offers experiential learning using a process for identifying problems, finding solutions, and making connections beyond the classroom.
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ENTREPRENEURS FOR TOMORROW
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Foundations of Entrepreneurship
Course Description: This course reinforces students' entrepreneurial mindset and allows students to put this mindset into action. This course dives deep into the eight fundamental concepts of entrepreneurial thought examined in the Foundations of Entrepreneurship course. It also provides students the opportunity to network with CBC alumni and other local entrepreneurs, allowing students to put their ideas into action. This course offers experiential learning using a process for identifying problems, finding solutions, and making connections beyond the classroom, which will be applied to a semester project.
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INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: None
Course Description: This introductory course provides students with the opportunity to learn and gain experience in a variety of topics in the field of business. Students are exposed to basic economic concepts, marketing, finance, management, technology resources, and entrepreneurship. This course is important for any individual interested in studying the field of business in the future and provides a foundation for other business courses.
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LEADERSHIP
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Open to Juniors; Teacher approval
Course Description: This course serves to introduce the fundamental principles common to effective leadership and to promote the development of essential traits and skills necessary to lead within a select group of student leaders. Students will examine leadership as a 360° principle and learn to use their influence to positively impact the world around them. This includes developing an understanding of the following core areas of leadership: self-leadership, the ability to connect with others, the skill to lead others, and the art of changing the culture of an organization.  Students will be afforded diverse opportunities to engage in practical applications of learned skills and principles during the semester. This course ultimately provides a foundation that prepares students to serve as successful leaders within the school community, at their college or university, and thereafter in their chosen career.
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LEADERSHIP IN ACTION
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Open to Seniors; Teacher approval
Course Description: This elective course serves as the capstone experience of the CBC Leadership Program.  In addition to exploring new leadership topics, members of the Leaders in Action course will be tasked with applying the skills and knowledge learned in previous Leadership courses in various ways:  They will play a role in teaching the Man for Tomorrow Leadership course to CBC freshmen. Additionally, they will bring Leadership outside the walls of CBC by creating and delivering interactive, enjoyable, and challenging Leadership lessons to eighth grade students at their schools during the school day. Thanks to partnerships with various area grade schools, participants of the Leaders in Action course will gain valuable experience as teachers, mentors, and leaders while learning the importance of community outreach.

Students are eligible for college credit through Drury University if they meet all Drury program requirements.
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PERSONAL FINANCE
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Open to Juniors and Seniors
Course Description: This one semester course is required for graduation and serves to introduce students to the world of personal finance. Students will learn concepts and processes pertinent to financial planning and money management. Additionally, students will develop the fundamental skills necessary to evaluate financial opportunities and make sensible decisions. The course includes various simulations designed to replicate financial scenarios encountered in the real world. Each activity will challenge students to examine aspects of the current financial environment and make rational decisions to achieve practical financial goals.
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HONORS PERSONAL FINANCE
Honors / A.P. 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Open to Juniors ONLY for the 2021-2022 school year; 3.50 cumulative GPA; Department approval
Course Description: This one semester course is required for graduation and serves to introduce students to the world of personal finance. Students will learn concepts and processes pertinent to financial planning and money management. Additionally, students will develop the fundamental skills necessary to evaluate financial opportunities and make sensible decisions. The course is designed for students who want to learn more about personal finance and how to better manage their resources. Topics include purchasing / leasing cars, home acquisitions, investing in stocks and bonds, mutual funds, retirement planning, and health and life insurance. The course includes various simulations designed to replicate financial scenarios encountered in the real world. Each activity will challenge students to examine aspects of the current financial environment and make rational decisions to achieve practical financial goals.

Students are eligible for college credit through the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
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SPORTS MARKETING
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Course Description: An elective course designed as a practical approach to studying consumer behavior within the marketplace and its implications for marketing strategy, tactics, and communications.  Students will study human behavior as it relates to consumer spending, as well as consumer motivation, perceptions, and decision-making in the dynamics of changing markets. Considerable attention will be given to the impact of marketing planning, marketing research, market segmentation, channels of distribution and advertising. A practical application of developing a sports marketing plan using an online virtual football franchise will be implemented in the course. Students planning to study management or marketing in college should take this course.
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CADET BUSINESS CAPSTONE
Course Information
College Prep 2 Semesters 1.0 Credit
Prerequisites: Department approval
Course Description: In this course, students will benefit from an understanding of and appreciation for entrepreneurship and its role in a free enterprise system. Through individual and team activities and a year-long project, students make connections between management and business success while operating a real-world business--the CBC Cadet Store. Students will acquire an understanding of legal and ethical issues associated with management. They will initiate, plan, implement, control, and close a project. Students will also be tasked with motivating team members, delegating work, developing a chain of command, coordinating work efforts, and interpreting statistical findings related to the business.
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