• Business and Finance

    Business and Finance

    Overview

    The Business and Finance Program provides courses to prepare high school students for employment and advancement in the business industry. Students learn the basics of entrepreneurship, the foundations of business, finance, accounting, communications, technology, and Microsoft Office tools. They learn about various financial analysis strategies and the methods by which businesses raise capital.

    Programs of Study
    The Business and Finance Program features the following four programs of study:

    Accounting  
    The Accounting Program provides students with a comprehensive study and an application of accounting principles used in a wide range of business situations. The extended use of technology is an essential component of this program. Topics explored include the accounting cycle, accounting for assets, liabilities and equity, understanding business information, special accounting systems, and accounting for business decisions. Recommended Electives: Advanced Placement Economics, Business Economics, Business Law, Information Processing.

    • Program Duration: 3 Years
    • Beginning Grade Level: 10th
    • Program Location: Croom*, Wise*
    *Boundary Students Only


    Business Administrative Services
    Students begin the program with courses in Business Communications and Computer Software Applications. The final two courses in the program focus on Administrative Services and prepare students for college-level programs. Graduates may also earn technical certification by taking basic and expert levels of the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam. Also with the skills learned, students can do secretary, office manager and bookkeeper positions. Recommended Electives: Advanced Placement Economics, Business Economics, Business Law, Information Processing
    • Program Duration: 3 Years
    • Beginning Grade Level: 10th
    • Program Location: Largo*, Parkdale*, Wise*, Fairmont Heights*

    *Boundary Students Only


    Business Management  
    Business Management professionals assume a broad range of responsibilities involving interpersonal activities, decision making, communication, and teamwork. This comprehensive program includes Business Management, and Accounting courses. Emphasis is placed on developing leadership qualities, management strategies, critical thinking skills, and effective communication skills. Recommended Electives: Advanced Placement Economics, Business Economics, Business Law, Information Processing.

    • Program Duration: 3 Years
    • Beginning Grade Level: 10th
    • Program Location: Flowers*, Northwestern*, Parkdale*, Suitland*, Wise*

    *Boundary Students Only


    Finance  
    The Finance program of study is a member of the National Academy Foundation. This program prepares students for post-secondary education, not only in finance-related majors, but also for any concentrated program requiring a strong foundation in Business, Social Studies, Math, and Language Arts. Students may complete a college-level course through dual enrollment, and participate in an internship in the summer or fall of their senior year.
    Recommended Electives: Advanced Placement Economics, Business Economics, Business Law, Information Processing.

    • Program Duration: 3 Years
    • Beginning Grade Level: 10th
    • Program Location: Flowers*, Oxon Hill*, Parkdale*, Suitland*, Wise*

    *Boundary Students Only

    Business Partners

    • University of Maryland
    • Morgan State University
    • Towson
    • Prince George's Community College
    • Bowie State University
    • Wells Fargo
    • Realty Group
    • AlsnTec, Inc.
    • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.
    Dual Enrollment
    • University of Maryland of Eastern Shore
    • Prince George's Community College
    • Bowie State University

     

       

    Program Contact Information: 
    Dr. Nancy Magloire, Supervisor
    Department of Career and Technical Education
    2215 Chadwick Street
    Temple Hills, MD 20748 
    Phone: (301) 669-6012 
    Fax: (301) 669-6090 
    Email: nancy.magloire@pgcps.org