911 Introduction to Business

1 semester ½ credit

Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have completed Personal Finance.

This is a basic business course designed to acquaint students with the activities associated with business. Students will demonstrate at the end of this coursework a basic understanding of general business, economics, entrepreneurship, business communications, business ethics, and government’s role in business, marketing and finance.

This course builds on the concepts of our Personal Finance classes and provides a good basis for students wishing to take Marketing, Business Law, and or Accounting.


By the completion of this course, students will be able to…

  1. Research government's effects on business.
  2. Participate in an entrepreneurship project.
  3. Demonstrate basic business bookkeeping skills.
  4. Use various business communications systems.
  5. Demonstrate use of various business terms and concepts.
  6. Explain current business news articles.
  7. Set up a business plan.
  8. Explain how to legally set up a business in Missouri.
  9. Demonstrate how to use various types of business software.


By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. How to discuss economic principals
  2. How to explain the various types of business ownership
  3. How to interpret current business trends
  4. How to research government’s effects on business
  5. How a business keeps accounting records
  6. How to compare and contrast different paths to successful entrepreneurship
  7. How to explain basic economic concepts
  8. How to explain basic government structures and their relationship to business
  9. How business research can be used to solve problems


This curriculum last updated January 27, 2021, by the Practical Arts Department.