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Business & Finance

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Persons trained in fields such as business management, international trade, and various financial services specialties (e.g., accounting, banking, and investing) will find that their skills are highly marketable.

 

Students master basic business principles and procedures before proceeding to the career path specializations. The specializations emphasize concepts of accounting and finance, including computer applications, taxes, investments, and asset management as well as pathways in international business and business management.

 

Because almost every business and organization has a financial and management component, students will find that opportunities exist in many career paths in addition to those in business and finance.

 

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Business & Finance

Pathway Courses at RUSD

Financial services are an essential aspect of every business institution and organization. Students in this pathway investigate the field of financial management, including how it is impacted by industry standards as well as economic, financial, technological, international, social, legal, and ethical factors.  Students formulate and interpret financial information for use in financial management decision making, such as compliance and risk management. This pathway may include programs of study for accounting, banking, securities and investments, and other financial specializations.

Prerequisite: Computer Applications

Students will learn the concepts and practices that are associated with business operations. Units will cover entrepreneurship, finance and marketing in addition to various office simulations. Students will acquire practical applications in the areas of word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and multimedia presentation. 
This course meets the University of California/California State University “g” (College Preparatory Elective) entrance requirements.

Articulation with Mt. SAC (Courses CISB 31)

Students will learn computer applications and keyboarding skills. Students will learn basic parts of the computer, proper keyboarding technique, word processing, spreadsheet construction, database management, multimedia presentations and exposure to the Internet. Students will learn how to proofread and complete basic formatting and editing functions on the computer. The student will produce letters, reports, memorandums, outlines, lists, tables, desktop publishing, electronic worksheets, generate charts and tables.

This course meets the University of California/California State University “g” (College Preparatory Elective) entrance requirements.

Articulation with Mt. SAC (Courses FCS 80)

Learn how to invest, manage and protect your money. Personal Finance is a one-year course providing an overview of economics, financial services and institutions, investments (stocks, bonds, and other investment options), the importance of establishing credit, maintaining a strong credit score, preventing identification theft, time value of money, buying/renting/selling a home, taxes, insurance (life, auto, home, health) estate/retirement planning, and money management.

This course meets the University of California/California State University “g” (College Preparatory Elective) entrance requirements.

Articulation with Mt. SAC (Courses BUSA 11, 68, 72)

Accounting is a one-year course open to students in Grades 10-12. Students will learn the nine steps in the accounting cycle and practice accounting methods and procedures used by sole proprietorships in industry, both manually and on a computer. Upon completing the course, students will attain entry-level bookkeeping skills in the areas of accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, purchases, cash payments, sales, cash receipts and financial statements for a sole proprietorship. Students who choose to continue their education will have a solid knowledge-base in accounting.

This course meets the University of California/California State University “g” (College Preparatory Elective) entrance requirements.

Prerequisite: Accounting

Articulation with Mt. SAC (Courses BUSA 11, 68, 72)

This course is designed for students who have a sincere interest in accounting and would like to expand their knowledge in the  accounting pathway. Advanced accounting will teach students to automate the ten steps of the corporate accounting cycle. Students will complete various projects on the computer using special journals. They will also learn to maintain financial records for a merchandising corporation and publicly held corporations as well as exploring the topics of depreciation, uncollectible debts, inventory valuation and notes payable and receivable.

This course is the second-year course in the Financial Services pathway of the Business Finance/Marketing Career Certification Program and meets the Career Pathway Graduation Requirement.

This course meets the University of California/California State University “g” (College Preparatory Elective) entrance requirements.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Finance and Marketing Career Pathway core courses culminating in a “B” average and completion of Pathway area of concentration courses culminating in a yearly “B” average in each class.

Senior Seminar is a one-year course offered to senior students who are completing the Career Certification Program in the Finance and Marketing Career Pathway. This course includes a 36-hour internship, which provides students with a supervised practical workplace experience. Students complete an extensive research project, which is presented both orally and in writing. Students also develop a portfolio, which will help them organize and present a collection of their work for the purpose of assessment as well as for presentation to prospective employers. They also enhance their employment skills by participating in an interview with a panel of judges. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion.

This course meets the University of California/California State University “g” (College Preparatory Elective) entrance requirements.

 

 

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