Business Seminar 

This course will introduce students to the 11 CTE Knowledge and Performance Standards.  These 11 standards are designed to provide students with a holistic understanding of all aspects of the industry within their chosen pathway.  These include: 1) Academics, 2) Communications, 3) Career Management and Planning, 4) Technology, 5) Problem-solving and Critical Thinking, 6) Health and Safety, 7) Responsibility and Flexibility, 8) Ethics and Legal Responsibilities, 9) Leadership and Teamwork, 10) Technical Knowledge and Skills, 11) Demonstration and Application.

Principles of Business

This course introduces students to basic economic principles and business practices, including business management and operations, marketing skills, and finances.  This course will provide the student with the essential skills and knowledge to be prepared for more specialized coursework in the Business Management Pathway.  In this course, the student will explore business in global society, learning terminology, concepts, systems, strategies, and current issues. Topics include the business environment, ethics, entrepreneurship and global business, management, marketing, production, information systems, and financial elements.


Introduction to International Business

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the fundamental principles that underlie international business and prepare them for a career or further education in that field.  This course is designed to help students develop the appreciation, knowledge, skills, and abilities to live and work in a global marketplace.  It takes a global view on business, investigating why and how companies go international and more interconnected.  The course further provides students with a conceptual tool by which to understand how economic, social, cultural, political, and legal factors influence both domestic and cross-border business.  Business structures, global entrepreneurship, business management, marketing, and the challenges of managing international organizations will all be explored in this course. 


Introduction to Logistics

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the field of logistics. The Inland Empire is a hub of international business due to its proximity to the Long Beach port, major highways and railroads.  This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of logistics with an emphasis on outbound goods movement. Students will examine the techniques of organizing, analyzing, and controlling logistics systems. Topics will include: supply chains, packaging, customer service, transportation, warehouse and distribution center site selection, and procurement functions.