Business Essentials Honors
Grades 9 & up
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The Business Essentials Honors class presents an overview of the world of business allowing students to explore real company data and scenarios, past and present, as vehicles for learning how businesses start, operate, and succeed (or fail). Along the way, students are exposed to various career paths in business, financial and operational reporting, typical business processes, various forms of organization design, and likely management challenges. Unit flow is organized to take an in-depth look at businesses from distinct perspectives, including: Strategic, Production, Financial, Human Capital, Technological, Real and Intellectual Property, Marketing, Customer Relationship Management, Regulatory, Community and Social Responsibility, and Leadership with appropriate business terminology acquired in each unit of study.
Session 1A: 6/14/21 - 7/02/21 (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) (EST) - 0.50 credit
Session 2A: 7/05/21 - 7/23/21 (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) (EST) - 0.50 credit
3 weeks course
For 0.50 credit or audit the student should only take one session in one specified 3-week time period
Meet Rivana Stadtlander+
Rivana Stadtlander is an independent consultant specializing in planning and implementation of strategic initiatives. Through her firm think.plan.work she guides business owners in a one on one format through Project Conception, Planning, and Quality Assurance. Prior to forming her own practice, Rivana was a Director with Andersen Business Consulting’s worldwide Strategy, Organization and People Team – a 1,000-member group focused on Change Management for clients of the larger global organization. In her career, Rivana has worked with clients across industries and with a variety of challenges, ranging from reengineering Fortune 500-company back office operations to strategic planning for government agencies. Rivana began her career working in management with Bell Atlantic Corporation, and prior to that as the Director of Marketing for Softeasy Software, Inc., one of the earliest certified Apple® VARs. She is a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing and a Master of Science in Publications Management. Rivana is a LEED Green Associate, and is a member of American Mensa, Ltd. The work she is most proud of is her participation with Each One Teach One, the literacy training corps begun by Frank Laubach more than 100 years ago.
Meet Clavette Phillip+
Clavette Phillip is an experienced educator and she currently teaches Economics and American History. She has 15 years of experience in the field of education, mostly at the higher education level. Clavetter holds a Master of Science Degree in Management and is currently working on a dissertation for the completion of a PhD in Education and Leadership. Her goal is to provide students with not only a learning experience through the Pre-Business Society, but also a transformational environment where they can cultivate creativity, innovation, and a passion for the field of Business. She is passionate about helping students plan for their amazing futures and to provide transformational in-class strategies to keep students motivated in accomplishing their goals.
Additional Course Information+
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.
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