Herricks Business Department

  •   Business Management

    Email: CCommisso@Herricks.org

      Course Description:  This is a full year course that offers students a broad overview of modern business organizations and operation.  Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet will be utilized to supplement lessons and to demonstrate real world business situations and applications.

    Some of the topics that will be discussed are as follows:

    • Ethics
    • Business ownership
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Franchising
    • Stocks and investing
    • Operations management
    • Strategic management
    • Human resource management
    • Financial management
    • Creating a Business Plan

     Instructional Objectives:  Students will be required to complete various types of work during the year.  This includes analyzing business case studies, in class tests, class projects and presentations. 

     Course Requirements: Students are required to have a notebook to take notes as well as a folder for handouts.  Having a flash drive to save work done on the computer is also a good idea.

     Unexcused absences and lateness will not be tolerated and will result in a detention to be served after school.  If a student has a legal absence they must talk to me immediately upon their return to make up any missed work and/or tests.  If a test or assignment is missed due to cutting a zero will be recorded in the grade book.

     Grading: Projects and Tests will make up 80% of a students quarter grade.  Class work will count as 20% of a student’s quarter grade.

    Students will be given a rubric for each major project so there are no questions as to the point value of each portion.  Staying on task will be considered when grading class projects and assignments. 

    We are fortunate enough to be able to have this class in the computer lab for the entire year.  This will require that we adhere to the no eating or drinking policy in class and no playing games or using the computer for inappropriate activities.

     College Credit:  Any sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled in this course is eligible for three (3) college credits through SUNY Farmingdale’s University in the High School Program. The SUNY Farmingdale University in the High School program enables qualified high school students to earn college credit for approved courses offered at Herricks High School. If you wish to participate in this program the cost is $150 for three (3) credits. If you are a student enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program, you are eligible for reduced tuition at the rate of 50% per course ($75). Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to earn undergraduate college credits. Credits will be recorded on an official Farmingdale transcript and can either be used to pursue a degree at Farmingdale or a transcript can be sent to any other college the student wishes to attend. For more information please visit: http://www.farmingdale.edu/academics/university-in-high-school/

        Class Notes and Assignments:  Google class room will be used to keep notes, presentaitons and assignments.  Please see Mr. Commisso if you can not access your Google Classroom account for any reason.