Business Department Courses
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher) is the focus of this class. Computer Applications will help students build a marketable skill for the business world using industry standards. Students will learn spreadsheets and charts using Excel, desktop publishing using Publisher, and document formatting and word processing using Word. Be better prepared for high school, college, and life. Don’t wait to take this course!
College Advanced Computer Applications
Earn 3 college credits through Montana State University Billings City College (CAPP 120 Introduction to Computers and Applications). This course emphasizes further competency and industry standards using Microsoft Office. Access database and web design activities are also introduced in this class. Learn how to create useful spreadsheet formulas and charts, automatically generate bibliographies in an MLA report, manage and query a database, and design publications. By using the complete Microsoft Office integrated software package students have the opportunity for more project-based applications. Course work is relevant to real life as students enter the work force and/or continue education beyond high school.
Business in the 406
Learn how to develop and run a real enterprise with a fun, projects-based approach. This course celebrates the spirit of enterprise and helps turn today’s youth into tomorrow’s future leaders. Using the Youth Entrepreneurs program, students will begin to believe in themselves and what they can accomplish by experiencing entrepreneurial and economic principles.
How can you achieve your financial goals? Do you know how to manage a bank account? Will you run out of money before your bills are paid? Why does car insurance cost so much? Why do some pay less when they buy a car exactly like yours? How does the stock market work? Why is good credit so important? Should you sign a lease when you rent? Learn the answers to these questions and more! Through a fun and active curriculum students can begin to make sound financial decisions that will last for a lifetime!
Social Media Marketing
Social media is the fastest growing trend in the history of the world. Does every business need a Twitter account? Is Snapchat the right social media app to expand a brand? Should business owners jump on board every popular social network to maximize their reach? Learn how social media is integrated with the basic concepts and practices of traditional marketing.
Do you want to own your business? (i.e. salon, dental practice, art studio, construction company, automotive shop, etc.) Do you want to major in business in college? Do you want to help maximize profits for a professional sports team or run a Fortune 500 company? Do you want to run the show for movie studios and track down criminals for the FBI? Banish the notion that CPAs are just here to count the money. Today’s Certified Public Accountants have responsibilities that encompass far more than payroll and taxes. CPAs are taking care of business in every industry and there’s no sign of a slowdown.
Develop an overall picture of the accounting cycle for a corporation. End the semester with a simulation that puts it all together!
Forensic accountant' is certainly one of the coolest job titles in the accounting world, but what does working in this area actually entail? Learn how forensic accountants analyze business reports and financial evidence, and their findings can be used in legal proceedings.
What is the difference between financial accounting vs. managerial accounting? Learn how business owners and managers can use managerial accounting to help analyze the efficiency and profitability of their business.
Managers assist teachers and students in the business labs with presentations, organizing, and peer tutoring. Entry-level management, supervision, and performance reviews are also emphasized. Interested students must have taken other business courses, apply to the instructors, and be accepted for this position.