Finance

  • Finance Programs of Study 

    • Accounting 
    • Banking & Finance 

    Accounting Courses and Sequencing 

    • Level 1 -C12H26 Introduction to Business and Marketing
      • 1 credit, open to grades 9 & 10
      • Introduction to Business and Marketing is an introductory course designed to give students an overview of the Business Management and Administration, Marketing, and Finance career clusters. The course helps students prepare for the growing complexities of the business world by examining basic principles of business, marketing, and finance in addition to exploring key aspects of leadership, ethical and social responsibilities, and careers. Students’ academic skills in communications, mathematics, and economics are reinforced with activities modeled in the context of business topics.
    • Level 2 -C29H00 Accounting I
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Introduction to Business and Marketing
      • Accounting I is an essential course for students who wish to pursue careers in business and finance, or for those who wish to develop important skill sets related to financial literacy. Whether students aspire to be future business owners or work in finance with other companies, accounting skills are fundamental to success and applicable in many different fields. In this course, proficient Accounting students develop skills to analyze business transactions, journalize, post, and prepare worksheets and financial statements and apply financial analysis to business processes.
    • Level 3 -C29H01 Accounting II
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Introduction to Business and Marketing, Accounting I
      • Accounting II is an advanced study of concepts, principles, and techniques that build on the competencies acquired in Accounting I used in keeping the electronic and manual financial records of a sole proprietorship, a partnership, and a corporation.  Departmental, management, cost, and not-for-profit accounting systems are explored.
    • Level 4 -C29H02 Financial Planning 
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Introduction to Business and Marketing, Accounting I & II
      • Financial Planning is the capstone course in the Banking and Finance program of study intended for students interested in advanced analysis of financial decision-making and wealth management. In this course, students will delve into advanced concepts related to saving, investment, taxation, and retirement planning, and will be responsible for compiling original portfolios of investment and retirement options to present to mock prospective clients.
    • Optional Level 4 -G02H75 Statewide Dual Credit Introduction to Probability and Statistics 
      • EPSO: Statewide Dual Credit Challenge Exam
      • This course is a college-level course in which students will learn about sampling methods, representation of data, a measure of center and variation, probability and statistics, distribution, sample sizes, and confidence intervals, and more. See Learning Objectives for further details. At the end of this course, students will take a challenge exam, and if they make a passing score in the challenge exam, students will earn college credit at any of Tennessee's public colleges and universities.

     Banking & Finance Courses & Sequencing 

    • Level 1 -C12H26 Introduction to Business and Marketing
      • 1 credit, open to grades 9 & 10
      • Introduction to Business and Marketing is an introductory course designed to give students an overview of the Business Management and Administration, Marketing, and Finance career clusters. The course helps students prepare for the growing complexities of the business world by examining basic principles of business, marketing, and finance in addition to exploring key aspects of leadership, ethical and social responsibilities, and careers. Students’ academic skills in communications, mathematics, and economics are reinforced with activities modeled in the context of business topics.
    • Level 2 -C29H00 Accounting I
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Introduction to Business and Marketing
      • Accounting I is an essential course for students who wish to pursue careers in business and finance, or for those who wish to develop important skill sets related to financial literacy. Whether students aspire to be future business owners or work in finance with other companies, accounting skills are fundamental to success and applicable in many different fields. In this course, proficient Accounting students develop skills to analyze business transactions, journalize, post, and prepare worksheets and financial statements and apply financial analysis to business processes.
    • Level 3 -C29H03 Banking & Finance 
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Accounting I
      • Banking and Finance is designed to challenge students with real-world banking and financial situations through a partnership with a local financial institution. This business partnership should provide resources for faculty and students that include but are not limited to mentors, seminars, and hands-on experience with day-to-day banking operations. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will have a strong foundation for continued education in finance and business administration, specializing in occupations that support banking and financial institutions.
    • Level 4 -C29H02 Financial Planning 
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Introduction to Business and Marketing, Accounting I & II
      • Financial Planning is the capstone course in the Banking and Finance program of study intended for students interested in advanced analysis of financial decision-making and wealth management. In this course, students will delve into advanced concepts related to saving, investment, taxation, and retirement planning, and will be responsible for compiling original portfolios of investment and retirement options to present to mock prospective clients.
    • Optional Level 4 -G02H75 Statewide Dual Credit Introduction to Probability and Statistics 
      • EPSO: Statewide Dual Credit Challenge Exam
      • This course is a college-level course in which students will learn about sampling methods, representation of data, a measure of center and variation, probability and statistics, distribution, sample sizes, and confidence intervals, and more. See Learning Objectives for further details. At the end of this course, students will take a challenge exam, and if they make a passing score in the challenge exam, students will earn college credit at any of Tennessee's public colleges and universities.

    Optional Finance Courses 

    • C29H11 Personal Finance 
      • 1/2 credit, open to grades 9-12
      • Personal Finance is a foundational course designed to inform students how individual choices directly influence occupational goals, future earning potential, and long term financial well-being. The standards in this course cover decision-making skills related to goal setting, producing income, budgeting, saving, borrowing, managing risk, and investing.
    • C25H16 Work-Based Learning: Career Practicum (WBL)
      • 1 credit, up to 2 credits per year, open to grades 11 & 12
      • Admission into this class is by application only.  A student must have a 90% attendance rate for the semester immediately preceding enrollment in this class. Their place of employment must correlate to their chosen Elective Focus and a significant portion of the hours worked must be during the normal school day. Students must be enrolled in a CTE that is related to their job. Students must maintain school attendance of a minimum of 90%, passing grades in all courses, and be able to legally drive to the job site.  This course allows students to leave the school campus daily to gain real-world occupational experience.