This course establishes basic foundations for further study in business and marketing courses and provides essential information for making financial and economic decisions. Students learn about the fundamentals of the American free enterprise system and world economies; application of sound money management for personal and family finances; credit management; consumer rights and responsibilities; forms of business ownership; risk and insurance; and the importance of international trade.

This course will provide an introduction to both areas of accounting and finance.  Topics will include banking, credit, financial literacy, career exploration, spreadsheet usage, and technical writing.  The accounting principles taught in this course are based on a double-entry system and include preparing bank reconciliations, payroll taxes, and financial statements.

This course is designed to provide students withthe knowledge and skills to manage one's financial resources effectively for lifetime financial security.  Topics include economics, money in the economy, budgeting, credit, consumer rights, investments and retirement planning.