• 12th Grade Academy Course Descriptions

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    ACADEMY OF FINANCE

    COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
     

    Grade 12:

     

    *Commercial Law I (half year), three college credits – ½ high school credit

     

    This is a one-semester course where a general survey of the law, the legal system, courts, and court procedures are presented.  Specific topics include the laws of contracts and the application of the laws of contracts as it relates to personal property, bailment, sales, and employment.  Students may earn three college credits by successfully completing the course requirements.

     

    Financial Planning (half year) – ½ high school credit

     

    This is an essential one-semester course that equips students with the financial knowledge and expertise necessary to survive in the ever-changing economy.  This course is designed to survey the field of finance and provide the foundation for more advanced finance coursework.  Topics include sources of business and financial information, financial statement analysis, the time value of money, the nature and measurement of risk, financial institutions, investments and corporate finance.

     

    *Principles of Accounting I (half year), three college credits – ½ high school credit

     

    *Principles of Accounting II (half year), three college credits – ½ high school credit

               

    This is a two-semester course designed to accommodate students preparing for a career in accounting, as well as, students who plan to pursue a career in business administration or a related field of study.  During the first semester, the student learns the fundamentals of accounting including the accounting cycle, and preparation of financial statements.  Other topics include internal control, cash, receivables and payables, inventory valuation, plant and equipment, and payroll accounting.  During the second semester, the student applies the concepts and principles previously studied to the topics of partnership accounting, corporate accounting, income tax accounting, budgeting and managerial concepts, and interpretation of financial statements for decision-making and control purposes.  Students may earn up to six college credits by successfully completing the course requirements.

     

    *Principles of Management (half year), three college credits – ½ high school credit

     

    This is a one-semester course that provides a comprehensive analysis of the functions and processes of management in profit and non-profit organizations.  The student will view management as the process of utilizing an organization’s resources to achieve specific objectives through the functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.  Behavioral and quantitative approaches to the administration of people and organizations are presented, as are ethical, political, and social considerations.  Students may earn three college credits by successfully completing the course requirements.

     

    Securities & Operations (half year) – ½ high school credit

     

    This is a one-semester course that focuses on the operations department in a modern securities organization.  Through a study of the structure of brokerage firms, the trading process, credit and margin practices, automated procedures and government regulations, the student will gain an understanding of how a securities firm services its clients and plays an important role in our economy.  Students will participate in the “Stock Market Game” and will conduct research into some of Long Island’s most active companies.  They will also gain a greater understanding of stock transactions as reported in The New York Times and in The Wall Street Journal.

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