Marketing Pathways and Courses

Marketing Pathways & Courses

Pathways

  • Marketing and Finance
    • Marketing 1
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Personal Finance / Building Wealth
    • Work-Based Learning

Course Descriptions

Marketing and Management Principles I

This course substitutes for the required economics credit 

A study of marketing concepts and principles and their practical application. Students will examine risks and challenges marketers face to establish a competitive edge. Subject matter includes economics, marketing foundations/functions with emphasis on selling, promotion, product/service management, pricing and distribution. In addition, this course will explore human resource and leadership development.

Personal Finance and Building Wealth

This course substitutes for the required personal finance credit 

Personal Finance and Building Wealth is a course which develops student understanding and skills in such areas as types of personal finance and investments, the stock market, and stock valuation. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the need for saving and investing. The capstone activity of the course is the development of a diversified stock portfolio. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills. Application of investment strategies is an on-going component of the course.

Entrepreneurship

This course substitutes for the required economics credit 

Entrepreneurship is an applied knowledge course that begins with the discovery process of generating new business ideas. Students research local, national, and international social and economic trends and analyze the feasibility of their own proposed businesses, both from a market demand and revenue-producing standpoint. Based on their entrepreneurial endeavors, students will prepare, write, and revise a business plan. In preparation for the business plan, students will conduct market research, study ownership structures, evaluate risks, examine startup costs, determine essential vendors, and identify sources of capital and financing options. Students will also draft, refine, and rehearse entrepreneurship pitches developed from their business plans to present during course intervals and to give final presentations at the conclusion of the course. Upon conclusion of this course, proficient students will be able to articulate, and defend, elements of a full business plan for a new business.  

Work-Based Learning

WBL is a strategy to reinforce academic, technical and social skills through collaborative activities with industry. WBL experiences allow students to apply classroom theories to practical problems, to explore career options, and pursue personal and professional goals. Introductory WBL activities may include industry tours and classroom speakers. More advanced activities may include job shadows and industry-led project-based learning. Ultimately, students may participate in capstone WBL experiences that include activities such as apprenticeships, internships, clinicals, and practicum experiences for credit.