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Introduction to Business

Exploring business and management strategies through interactive activities



Toyra LeBlanc


Class size:

minimum 6, maximum 16


Additional fees:

$25 materials fee


Class time: (Meets once/week)

(Tues-3) 12:05-1:25



Pre-requisites for class:

Basic math skills


Graduation requirement:

1 elective credit

  • Course Description

Introduction to Business is an exciting and dynamic course that explores the fundamental
principles of business and encourages students to think creatively and entrepreneurially. This course provides students with opportunities to learn and experience a variety of topics in the field of business. Students are introduced to the foundations of business, business types and structures, financial literacy in business, entrepreneurship, marketing fundamentals, business ethics, technological resources, management, and human resources. The course activities involve students researching, problem-solving, creating innovative ideas, critical thinking, and communication skills. In the first semester project students will develop a class business and explore marketing, advertising, and the development of a business plan. In the second semester, students will create or develop their own business plan and portfolio.

  • Classwork/Homework


Students will participate in hands-on activities, case studies, and simulate real-world business scenarios. Assessments will include presentations, business plans, and two projects. The first project consists of creating a class business and exploring marketing, advertising, and the development of a business plan. The second project will require students to develop their business plan. Lessons will consist of lectures/presentations and note-taking.


Homework assignments are minimal and comprised of discussion posts and previously introduced material. Students will need to use Google Classroom to read resources, print outlined notes, and complete/submit homework assignments. Final grades will be accumulated based on classwork, homework, tests, quizzes, and projects.

  • Required Books & Materials

Introduction to Business

Glencoe, McGraw-Hill (2008)

ISBN: 978-0-07-874768-7

*Do not buy new.*

Check used booksellers for best price.

  • 3-ring binder with loose leaf notebook paper 

  • Pencil/pens

  • Highlighters

  • Laptop/tablet (2nd semester)

  • Home printer access

Contact the instructor if you have additional questions.
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