Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Business Admin - Marketing M.Ed. Information Science PMP Certificate
Welcome to the Business Department at Prairie View High School
Freshman: Wealth Management
This project-based financial literacy course develops student understanding and skills in such areas as economic decision-making, time value of money, financial management, and types of investments. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the need for personal financial management and investing. To encourage immediate implementation of financial management skills, Wealth Management utilizes an ongoing project for course delivery and reinforcement. The course content is sequenced for students to develop a full understanding of their role and responsibility in their financial future. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills.
Sophomores to Seniors: Principles of Business (First Semester)
Principles of Business, a project-based business course, develops student understanding and skills in such areas as business law, economics, financial analysis, human resources management, information management, marketing, operations, and strategic management. Through the use of three projects, students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the business world. They develop a business analysis report, conduct an environmental scan of the local business community, and investigate business activities. Current technology will be used to acquire information and to complete the projects. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills. Formal reflection is an ongoing component of the course.
Business Economics (Second Semester)
In Business Economics, a project-based business course, students expand their understanding that businesses are influenced by external factors that are often beyond their control. Consumer spending, government policies, economic conditions, legal issues, and global competition are addressed through practical, current applications to everyday societal and business life. Decision matrices are introduced, and the importance and costs of quality are stressed. Students develop their knowledge and skills in such areas as economics, entrepreneurship, operations, and professional development. Throughout the course, students will be presented with current economic problems for which they are asked to determine solutions, often through the application of decision matrices.
Marketing Practicum - The School Store
In the School Store, students learn the basic principles of running a small, retail operation. Students learn cash management, customer service, inventory control, marketing, and merchandising in an authentic environment. Students work one class period a day in the store and must be enrolled in a Business course to participate in the store. The proceeds from the store support the departments that provide the product. For example, the profit from spirit wear sold in the store goes to support the athletics and activities programs of Prairie View.