Business Organization & Management L1

Business Organization & Management



Career and Technical Education Mission Statement

Our mission in the Career and Technical Education Department (CATE) is to use varied instructional strategies to prepare students with the skills necessary for success in the 21st century.


Course Title:  Business Organization & Management

Length:           Full Year Course

Prerequisites: Permission of Teacher

Grade Level:   Grades 11 & 12

Instructor:       B. Angelicola-Manzolli

Level: Level 1




Course Description


Business Organization & Management is a comprehensive, accelerated business course intended for students planning to further their education beyond high school and/or who desire business skills and knowledge in a short period of time.  It introduces the high school student to a wide variety of topics that would be helpful in a business career or in post-secondary student in any college business major. 


Course Objective & Specific Outcomes


Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:


  • Students will develop awareness of how business fits into the total global economic system


  • Students will identify the various forms of business ownership and how they function within the social, economic and legal environments


  • Students will enhance classroom with the reading of professional business literature through current event article reviews


  • Students will understand the operation of the money and banking system in the United States, and the role of the securities markets in the buying and selling of stocks and bonds


  • Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize the steps in the problem-solving and decision-making process through individual and team cooperation


  • Students through classroom, individual and group work realize the importance of effective written and oral communication as a link between employees and customers, employers and employees and other employees


  • Students will demonstrate basic computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet applications, financial record keeping and presentation software


  • Students will develop and demonstrate competent knowledge of the Internet and methods of research on the World Wide Web and other media sources


  • Students will develop and demonstrate the traits, attitudes and standards of acceptable conduct desirable in the business world


  • Students will identify and analyze the great number of employment opportunities and the diverse career options available in the business community.



  • Students are expected to come to class prepared with a pencil, pen, three ring binder/notebook and folder

  • There will be an Introduction to Business book used that will be signed out and returned at the end of the school year

  • Throughout the course you will receive handouts that must be kept for the entire year.


    Business Management 14e, South-Western/Cengage Learning, Burrow, Kleindl, Becraft 2017

    Journals, newspapers, e-articles

    Supplemental Materials

    MS Office Suite

    Smartboard- Remote Control


Each term, BOM students are required to complete a major project (that will count as one or two test grades.)  This project may include reading newspaper and magazine articles, writing summaries of these articles, business case reviews, and stock market portfolio with group PowerPoint presentation.  The requirements will change each marking period.

Student Assessment


Pre Assessment, rubrics, authentic, and performance-based assessment will be utilized throughout the semester. Assessments will consist of class work, homework, quizzes, and projects.

Tests/Projects @ 50%

Quizzes @ 30%

Homework//Class work @ 10%

Critical Thinking @ 10%


Business Organization & Management – Getting Started



  1. Determine GoalsWhat Do I Expect?

    Attention to and participation in classroom discussions/exercises

    Every effort to assist others (and myself) in-group and individual leadership roles

    To have fun learning and exploring the world of business while gaining educational insight into the operation of businesses and careers in the business world


  2. Classroom Guidelines

    ►Cell Phones will not be out or used during class

    Respect for others work, time, equipment and software

    ►Strict Adherence to copyright laws

    ►Adherence to LSM Responsible Use Policy

    ►Timely arrival to class

    ►Questions and suggestions to instructor are welcomed

    ►Stay seated until the bell rings; last period class shut down computers


  3. Consequences for Unacceptable Behavior

►Any intentional malicious acts, which damage equipment, hardware or corrupt software, will result in removal from class and an administrative referral

►Persistent and excessive interruptions during class will influence grades and could result in teacher detention or removal from class

►Persistent and excessive late arrivals will adhere to LSM school policy


  1. Make-up Work & Out of Class Work

        ►Pass in the office make-up sheet at the beginning of class; or make arrangements with me for after school.

    Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in a teacher or office detention.