Grade 13 - Electives
Essentials of Business (Credit: 0.50)This semester‐long course is an introduction to the goals, processes, and operations of business enterprises for
students. The main focus is on the functions that a company – whether a multinational corporation or a corner grocery
store – must manage effectively to be successful. These include accounting, finance, human resource management,
marketing, operations management, and strategic planning. Attention is also given to the legal environment in which
businesses operate, and the importance of business ethics and corporate citizenship.
Throughout the course, students may be asked to answer questions or to reflect on what they’ve read in their notes.
The notes are not graded. Rather, they are a way for students to extend their thinking about the lesson content.
Students may keep handwritten or typed notes.