Business: Course Descriptions

Semester Overview

MNCAPS Introduction to Business

  • Grades: 11-12
  • Instructional Delivery: Face-to-face
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Location: Off Campus
  • Semester-long course
  • This course fulfills the elective requirement for graduation.

Course Description: This course is the study of the role of business in the American economy and the international community.  Students will looks at issues of business and society as well as legal, regulatory, and political responsibilities on the part of American business.  An introduction and overview of marketing will also be covered throughout the semester. The primary units of study include how business evolves, Free Market economy, ethical and social responsibility, international business, e-business, small business, entrepreneurship, franchises, monetary and banking systems, finance, investments, accounting, and the marketing mix. The students will demonstrate learning through assignments, projects, presentations, and participation.

MNCAPS Advanced Placement Microeconomics

  • Grades: 11-12
  • Instructional Delivery: Face-to-face
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Location: Off Campus
  • Semester-long course
  • This course fulfills the Economics requirement for graduation.

The Advanced Placement program (AP) provides high school students with the opportunity to take college level coursework and exams while still in high school, with each course culminating in a rigorous, optional exam to earn potential college credit. AP provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to develop the study skills, habits of mind, and critical thinking skills that they will need in college.

Course Description: This course is the study of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the economic system. The primary units of study include the nature and functions of product markets including the study of factor markets and of the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy. The students will demonstrate learning through assignments, projects, quizzes and/or tests, presentations, and participation.

MNCAPS College Freshman Composition

  • Grades: 11-12
  • Instructional Delivery: Face-to-face
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Location: Off Campus
  • Semester-long course
  • This course fulfills the English 11 requirement for graduation.

Course Description:

This course is the study of critical thinking and writing skills necessary in college and professional writing. The primary units of study include the writing process to compose academic essays, conventions of academic writing, analysis of audiences, academic research, evaluation of sources for accuracy, appropriateness, and relevance, and synthesis of information from various sources using original ideas in the field of study. The students will demonstrate learning through assignments, writing, and projects.

MNCAPS Marketing Concepts and Strategies

  • Grades: 11-12
  • Instructional Delivery: Face-to-face
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Location: Off Campus
  • Semester-long course
  • This course fulfills the elective requirement for graduation.

Course Description: This course is the study of marketing principles and practices, including discussion of the marketing mix, the four ‘p’s’ of marketing, buyer behavior, target markets, and electronic marketing concepts. The primary units of study include strategic marketing, marketing plans, consumer buying behavior, role of product in marketing, advertising and publicity, product pricing, and marketing sales in the field of study. The students will demonstrate learning through assignments, projects, presentations, and participation.

MNCAPS Advanced Placement Macroeconomics

  • Grades: 11-12
  • Instructional Delivery: Face-to-face
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Location: Off Campus
  • Semester-long course
  • This course fulfills the Economics requirement for graduation.

The Advanced Placement program (AP) provides high school students with the opportunity to take college level coursework and exams while still in high school, with each course culminating in a rigorous, optional exam to earn potential college credit. AP provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to develop the study skills, habits of mind, and critical thinking skills that they will need in college.

Course Description: This course is the study of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole while placing particular emphasis on the study of national income and price determination. The primary units of study include focus on performance measures, economic growth, and international economics. A special emphasis is placed on the analysis of current economic problems and the presentation of several different economic schools of thought. The students will demonstrate learning through assignments, projects, quizzes and/or tests, presentations, and participation.

MNCAPS Public Speaking

  • Grades: 11-12
  • Instructional Delivery: Face-to-face
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Location: Off Campus
  • Semester-long course
  • This course fulfills the Speech requirement for graduation.

Course Description:

This course is the study of speech and communication skills, emphasizing formal public speaking. Students will analyze aspects of an audience to develop and apply persuasive strategies for an effective speech delivery. The primary units of study include analyzing the components of speeches, speech topics, audiences, supporting materials, persuasive strategies and effective delivery methods in the field of study. The students will demonstrate learning through assignments, presentations, and participation.

 

MNCAPS Business Finance

  • Grades: 12
  • Instructional Delivery: Face-to-face
  • Prerequisite: MNCAPS Business Pathway Year One
  • Location: Off Campus – MNCAPS
  • Semester-long course

Course Description:  This course is the study of business finance principles including planning tools, investment viability, financial position and performance, liquidity, and financing options. The primary units of study include mainstream investment options, profitability under alternative inventory costing methods, cost-volume-profit analysis, financial management principles, financial statements, financial calculations, short-term and long-term financing, and operating and capital budgets. The students will demonstrate learning through assignments, writing, and projects.

MNCAPS AP Statistics

  • Grades: 12
  • Instructional Delivery: Face-to-face
  • Prerequisite: MNCAPS Business Pathway Year One and Algebra 2
  • Location: Off Campus – MNCAPS
  • Year-long course
  • This course fulfills the Math or elective requirement for graduation.

The Advanced Placement program (AP) provides high school students with the opportunity to take college level coursework and exams while still in high school, with each course culminating in a rigorous, optional exam to earn potential college credit. AP provides motivated and academically prepared students with the MATHEMATICS opportunity to develop the study skills, habits of mind, and critical thinking skills that they will need in college.

Course Description:  This course is the study of collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. The primary units of study include exploring data by observing patterns and departures from patterns, planning a study by deciding what and how to measure, anticipating patterns by producing models using probability and simulations, and using statistical inference by confirming models. The students will demonstrate learning through quizzes, labs, tests, projects and the AP Statistics test in May.

MNCAPS Entrepreneurship

  • Grades: 12
  • Instructional Delivery: Face-to-face
  • Prerequisite: MNCAPS Business Pathway Year One
  • Location: Off Campus – MNCAPS
  • Semester-long course

Course Description: This course is the study of process of creating and developing a business venture.  The course will cover four phases of new venture development, (1) opportunity identification, (2) feasibility analysis, (3) execution strategy and business plan development, and (4) growth, change and harvest strategies.  The focus will be on the planning, financing, and managing of a selected venture.  In addition to learning the process, students will select an idea for a new venture and create a business plan. The primary units of study include challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship, characteristics of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ethics, corporate management, business plans, start-ups and buyouts, franchise agreements, debt and equity financing, and valuation techniques. The students will demonstrate learning through assignments, writing, and projects.

MNCAPS AP Statistics

  • Grades: 12
  • Instructional Delivery: Face-to-face
  • Prerequisite: MNCAPS Business Pathway Year One and Algebra 2
  • Location: Off Campus – MNCAPS
  • Year-long course
  • This course fulfills the Math or elective requirement for graduation.

The Advanced Placement program (AP) provides high school students with the opportunity to take college level coursework and exams while still in high school, with each course culminating in a rigorous, optional exam to earn potential college credit. AP provides motivated and academically prepared students with the MATHEMATICS opportunity to develop the study skills, habits of mind, and critical thinking skills that they will need in college.

Course Description: This course is the study of collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. The primary units of study include exploring data by observing patterns and departures from patterns, planning a study by deciding what and how to measure, anticipating patterns by producing models using probability and simulations, and using statistical inference by confirming models. The students will demonstrate learning through quizzes, labs, tests, projects and the AP Statistics test in May.