Francis T. Maloney High School

Business Management


Links to Business Week:
Meriden Chamber of Commerce:
Small Business Association:           


Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Winning, Jack Welch


 Business Principles and Management, 12E


Course Description

This course is intended to serve all students, particularly the college-bound planning on majoring in business. Students will receive an introduction to management concepts, theory, and practice as well as learning how to start, operate and maintain a sole proprietorship. The course focuses on the various functional areas of a business (e.g. accounting, finance, marketing, and management) and the environments (e.g. legal and economic) as they apply to the individual starting his/her own business. 
Students will be required to:
1) Sign up and complete one (1) community-based job shadow with the assistance of the Career Center. This will constitute as a project grade worth 100 points and will be due no later than May 1, 2012; and,
2) Plan, organize, and write a business plan.

Course Objectives
By the end of this course you will be able to:
 Explain the role of entrepreneurship in the economy
 Discuss the laws of supply and demand
 Describe the entrepreneurial process
 Explain the risks and rewards of being an entrepreneur
 List the parts of a business plan
 Describe management functions and responsibilities
 Identify and explain strategies that make up the marketing mix
 And much more!

Course Materials

Stdents will be proved with a folder. This folder should be kept in class and should be maintained in an orderly manner. 

Work Standards
 Please arrive on time for each class meeting. Tardiness will result in a ten (10) minute after school detention. You have three (3) days to make up the detention. Failure to make up the detention will result in an automatic five (5) point deduction from your class participation grade.
 All make up work should be turned in within five (5) school days. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to see me for missed assignments.
 Class “cuts” will result in a grade of “0” for any missed work/tests. Work missed due to a “cut” may not be made up.
 Respect your fellow classmates and your teacher.
 Absolutely no food or drink allowed in class.
 All cell phones and electronic equipment will be confiscated and turned over to the office.
 Participation in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and INTERACT is strongly recommended but not required.


• Test / Quizzes: 30%
• Project(s)/ Case Studies: 20%
• Homework: 20%
• Class work: 20%
• Class participation: 10%

I am available most days after school for additional help. Please see me to schedule a time. Teachers are not available on Thursdays.

Francis T. Maloney High School 121 Gravel Street
Meriden, CT 06450
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