main content starts hereBusiness Administration (CTE)

The business department’s goals are to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for college; to prepare students to directly enter the world of work; to give students information that is helpful in carrying on personal business affairs and entrepreneurship; and to prepare students to make informed economic decisions in life.

By completing Mohonasen’s Business Administration CTE Pathway, students can receive a CTE designation on their diploma AND learn valuable college and career skills. In some cases, a CTE pathway can also be used to meet a graduation requirement.

Mohonasen Business Administration CTE

Career and Financial Management I

This course is designed to help students make a smooth transition from the classroom to a meaningful career. It helps students understand the economic system and their role as a productive worker and citizen of the United States. Students learn about business organizational structure and entrepreneurship. Topics include business economics, consumerism, financial management, business management and leadership. Students will be introduced to careers in business law, marketing, accounting and business management.
Credit: 0.5
Grades: 9,10
Programs: Internet
Final: Exam
Prerequisites: None
* Required for all business, family and consumer science, and technology sequences.

Accounting I

Accounting is designed to give the student complete understanding of the accounting cycle, from opening entries through Post-Closing Trial Balance for a service business organized as a sole proprietorship. Accounting basics, journalizing and posting, cash controls, worksheet, financial statements, adjusting and closing entries will be taught. Additionally, the course will focus on the auditing procedures, interpreting financial information, as well as the importance of strong business ethics. The goal of the course is to give students’ strong foundation skills that will assist them whether they pursue a career in an accounting or related business field and is vital for any student thinking of becoming an entrepreneur.
Credit: 0.5
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Final: Exam

Accounting II

Accounting II builds on the Accounting I concepts with more in-depth study of the accounting cycle using more complex businesses that are merchandising businesses that are organized as a corporation. Special journals, payroll processes and taxes, uncollectible accounts, capital stock, declaration of dividends and depreciation of plants assets are just a few of the topics that will be covered. Additionally, the course focuses on the importance of auditing procedures, vertical and horizontal analysis of financial statements, as well as the importance of strong business ethics. The goal of the course is to give students’ accounting skills that will assist them as they pursue a career in a business field or continued study for a career as an Accountant.
Credit: 0.5
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Final: Exam

Business Law I

Students will develop understanding of the origins of our legal system and contemporary legal processes that are essential for business and personal success. Legal cases will be discussed and solved through the use of critical-thinking skills and application of laws. Students gain valuable insight regarding their personal rights as well as their liability toward others. Contract negotiations are an integral part of commerce and everyday life. Students will understand the framework of contract law in order to conduct themselves as responsible adults.
Credit: 0.5
Grades: 11,12
Prerequisite: None
Final: Exam
*College Credit: 3 CHS credits through SCCC may be available for students who successfully complete Business Law I & II
*Offered every other year

Business Law II

Business Law II continues the learning of Business Law I with an in depth study of contract law and explores the nuances of creation, assent, satisfaction and remedies in the event of breach of contract. Additionally, students explore the contractual obligations of marriage and legal ramifications of divorce, ownership of property, wills and estates. They will examine the types of intellectual property and investigate the evolving cyber laws in relation to their personal and business needs.
Credit: 0.5
Grades: 11,12
Prerequisite: Business Law I
Final: Exam
*College Credit: 3 CHS credits through SCCC may be available for students who successfully complete Business Law I & II
*Offered every other year

Principles of Marketing I

Marketing I is designed to provide students with an introduction to marketing. This course focuses on key marketing concepts, the role of marketing within organizations, and the role of marketing in society. Marketing I allows students to build foundational marketing skills, which further can be explored in Marketing II. Topics covered in this course include: designing marketing strategies, consumer behavior, social media and e-marketing, market research, types of markets, and relationship and customer relationship marketing.
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None
*College Credit: 3 CHS credits through SCCC may be available for students who successfully complete Marketing I & II
*Offered every other year

Principles of Marketing II

Marketing II provides an introduction to the marketing mix functions and process. It includes the identification of consumer and organizational needs, analysis of how sales promotion and advertising programs are developed, and the role of market segmentation in developing a marketing strategy. Topics covered in this course include: product and service strategies, developing and managing a product, marketing channels, pricing concepts, and promotional decisions.
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Marketing I
*College Credit: 3 CHS credits through SCCC may be available for students who successfully complete Marketing I & II
*Offered every other year

Career Portfolio: Career and Financial Management II

This course is designed to develop competencies essential for successful employment. Students will be required to compile a portfolio containing a resume, cover letter, interview skills, and career research project. Additionally, students will prepare for the college experience by preparing activity sheets and college essays, as well as researching college course of studies in the career fields they are interested in pursuing. Successfully reaching college and career goals are major student objectives in this class.
Credit: 0.5
Grades: 11,12
Programs: Internet
Final: Exam/Portfolio
Prerequisite: None
* Required for all business sequences.

Supplemental Courses

Business Computer Applications

This course exposes students to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. This course is highly recommended for all students pursuing business studies at the post-secondary level. Students will complete projects that integrate the software programs listed and will be exposed to real-life business activities. These include creating newsletters, brochures, expense reports, sales reports, inventory reports, marketing reports and business proposals.
Credit: 0.5
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Final: Exam

Financial Literacy: Planning for Financial Success

It is essential in our fast moving society to have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of financial planning and money management. Units covered will include: your financial plan, budgeting, investing, debt, using credit wisely, keeping your money safe and secure, and insurance. The focus of the course is to provide students the opportunity to be successful in understanding and managing their personal finances now and plan for their financial future. These units will include several guest speakers to talk about various topics. *Students may also have the opportunity to apply to become a First New York bank teller here at Mohonasen.
Credit: 0.5
Grades: 10,11,12
Prerequisites: None
Final: Exam

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

This course will help students develop a thorough understanding of the marketing concepts and theories that apply to sports and sporting events. The areas this course will cover include basic marketing, target marketing and segmentation, sponsorship, event marketing, promotions, sponsorship proposals, branding and licensing, and implementation of sports marketing plans. This course will also delve into promotional plans, sponsorship proposals, sports marketing plans, and event evaluation and management techniques. Students taking Sports and Entertainment Marketing will investigate related college and career opportunities in the sports and entertainment fields.
Credit: 0.5
Grades: 10,11,12
Prerequisites: None
Final: Exam
Programs: Microsoft PowerPoint
*Offered every other year

Business Ownership and Marketing

Students will undertake the process of establishing a real business or social movement. Students will hone ideas and objectives, write and present a business plan, develop and manage media campaigns, and design a business logo and website. Students will work with community members and representatives from Junior Achievement.
Credit: 0.5
Grades: 11,12
Prerequisites: Application required
Final: None
*Offered every other year

Career Exploration Internship Program (CEIP)


CEIP is a one-year, unpaid internship. This course serves as a link between school and career. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of a positive work ethic and teamwork. Students are required to complete a written application, get recommendations, and have a personal interview. The application process is held in the spring of the preceding year. There are three different internships that are available to students. These options are described in detail below. In addition students must complete 27 to 54 hours of classroom instruction related to the internship.

Students who would like to be a part of this program must fill out and submit an application in spring prior to the school year during which they hope to intern. Each applicant must also be interviewed by the program coordinator. In addition, students must complete 27 to 54 hours of lab instruction related to the internship. Students are required to apply and interview for a CEIP program internship.

Mo-Tech LogoCredit: .5 to 1
Grades: 11,12
Prerequisites: None
Final: None

  • Trading Post: This internship includes working in all aspects of retail operation of the school bookstore. This includes buying, selling, promotions, cash controls, inventory controls, advertising and design. Business courses are recommended, however, not a prerequisite. The internship is scheduled within the normal school day. You would be asked to sign up to supervise a period 10 once every week or two. Additionally, you are requested to sign up to attend a few after school activities, i.e. Open House, Freshman Orientation, Sporting Contests, and Special Events. No transportation required.
  • First New York (FNY) Credit Union: This internship involves becoming an employee of the credit union. You apply to the program and go through a FNY interview. Once hired by FNY you attend an all day training seminar to be trained on bank teller and member service representative functions. The internship is on Thursdays when school is in session. Exact times will be determined. No transportation required.
  • Outside Placement: This internship is a placement outside of school and, in most cases, outside the normal school hours. It is common for students to get an early release from school to go to an internship site if their schedule permits. Students work with mentors in their chosen area of interest for a minimum of 108 hours. Students are responsible for making connections with appropriate placements according to their area of interest. Family, friends, and neighbors often make great mentors. Additionally, the CEIP coordinator can assist with suggestions and will follow up with the mentor to explain the details of the program. Transportation is NOT provided by the school for the outside of school placements.
Cooperative Work Experience

This program is open to students who are at least 16 years old and who have obtained their own part-time job. Students must apply through the work experience coordinator. Students receive 0.5 credits for every 150 hours of work, with a maximum of two credits. Although all students are encouraged to pursue employment, this program is only for students who need the credit for graduation.
Credit: 0.5-2.0
Grades: 12
Prerequisite: None
Final: None
* One credit can be used toward business sequence.