Business

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Business Department

At CATS Academy Boston, we offer a number of business focused electives for those with an interest in the world of finance, marketing, management and entrepreneurship. Delivered by our highly experienced team of educators, these electives will teach students the fundamental concepts, principles, and practices that are essential for success in the business world.

Business Electives

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the principles and practices of accounting, including the preparation and interpretation of financial statements, budgeting, and cost analysis. Students will develop skills in financial analysis and problem solving, as well as an understanding of how accounting principles are used in business decision making.

Throughout the course, students will develop an understanding of how accounting principles are used in budgeting, cost analysis, and managerial decision making. They will also learn about the use of accounting software and tools and gain hands-on experience using spreadsheets and other financial applications.

To take this elective, students have ESL Level 3 or higher.

This course is designed to provide an overview of the world of business, covering topics ranging from entrepreneurship to marketing, finance, management, and more. Students will explore the fundamental concepts, principles, and practices that are essential for success in the business world and gain a deeper understanding of how businesses operate and compete in a dynamic marketplace. 

Throughout the course, students will learn about various business models, structures, and functions, and develop skills in critical thinking and problem solving. They will also learn about the role of technology in modern business. By the end of the course, students will have gained a solid foundation in business principles and practices and be better prepared to pursue further studies in business, economics, or related fields. 

To take this elective, students have ESL Level 3 or higher. 

This course provides insight to the global business environment, including the challenges and opportunities of conducting business across borders. Students will develop an understanding of the cultural, economic, and political factors that shape international business operations, and gain skills in global market analysis, cross-cultural communication, and negotiation. 

The course will begin with an overview of the global business landscape, including the international trade and investment flows. Students will then explore the cultural and institutional differences that affect international business practices, such as language, religion, and legal systems. 

Throughout the course, students will learn about the various strategies and tactics used by businesses to enter and compete in global markets, including exporting, licensing, joint ventures, and foreign direct investment. They will also develop skills in global market analysis, risk assessment, and cross-cultural negotiation. 

To take this elective, students must have successfully completed Introduction to Business and have ESL Level 3 or higher. 

This course is designed to introduce the world of marketing, including its principles, strategies, and tactics. Through hands-on activities, real-world case studies, and interactive discussions, students will learn about the various elements of marketing and how they are used to promote and sell products and services in today’s competitive marketplace. 

The course will begin with an overview of marketing concepts and terminology, including market segmentation, target audience, and brand identity. Students will then explore the different marketing channels and mediums, such as advertising, public relations, digital marketing, and social media, and learn how to create effective marketing messages and campaigns. 

To take this elective, students have ESL Level 3 or higher. 

This course helps students develop confidence, poise, and presentation skills. Students learn strategies and techniques for making successful presentations and have opportunities to practice role playing and presenting to peers and to school audiences of all sizes. Students learn how to analyze reports and other sources of information to select the most salient points, and they learn ways to present the information, both visually and verbally, for the most effective impact.  
 
Students learn how to connect with the audience, and how to engage the audience with their work or topic. The course focuses on helping students find their own style of communication for presentations. In addition, the course teaches cross-cultural communication techniques so that students can effectively communicate with peers from multiple countries while bridging any communication gaps across cultures. The goal of the course is for students to have fun while building up these critical skills that will serve them beyond their time at CATS, in college, and as members of the global community and workplace. 
 
To take this elective, students have ESL Level 3 or higher. 

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