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ATS Business Management

Business Management is open to Juniors and Seniors. It is an A.M. only program.

The instruction in Business Management includes the study of management and functions, organizational structures, leadership, planning, the stimulation of change within an organization and relationships between subordinates and superiors.

Topics in Marketing will center on the mix of the elements of product, price, distribution and promotion.

Retailing instruction will present the organization, management, and operation of retail institutions with emphasis on merchandising for improvement of inventory and financial control.

Topics in Salesmanship will provide an overview of selling as a process that provides benefit to both buyers and sellers. Retail and industrial sales presentations will be emphasized as a part of the course.

The study of Business Mathematics is also a portion of the program with topics covered such as trade and cash discounts, pricing merchandise, depreciation, financial statement analysis, and simple and compound interest.

Introduction and “hands-on” experience with the four most common microcomputer software programs: PowerPoint, word processing, database, and spreadsheet functions are provided to develop the student’s understanding of these four programs.

The student must be enrolled as a junior or senior in high school. The student must have a basic understanding of the following mathematical concepts: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as they pertain to whole numbers, fractions and decimals.

Students enrolled in a Career Education Program are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Students must be able to follow instructions and work as a member of a team to achieve the course objectives. Students are expected to be accurate, have a positive attitude and maintain good attendance throughout the school year. Instruction will involve both classroom and laboratory experiences with home study required.

Recommended High School Courses:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Business Technology
  • Accounting
  • Marketing Education

These classes are not established as pre-requisites. Students that have been successful in any of these courses have historically demonstrated a higher degree of success in this career education program.

Estimated Tool/Supply Requirement:

  • Basic Calculator $10.00
  • Jump Drive $10.00
  • Total estimated cost: $20.00

For more information on this program, please contact any of the following:

Your high school guidance counselor

Darrell Kyle, Career Placement/Assessment Coordinator or (636)481-3498

OR the program instructor, Blaire Birdsong, or (636)481-3405