Dearborn Business Academy

This program allows students with a strong interest in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship to complete programs in Accounting & FInance, Business Management & Technology or Marketing, and prepare to enter the business workforce, seek a college certificate/degree in business and/or start their own business upon graduation.. Each program is an hour per day for a full year, with an optional second year advanced programs. The Dearborn Business Academy allows students to complete all three of these programs for a comprehensive and complete preparation for a business career. Course Descriptions found below..

  • Accounting Program
    • Accounting 1
    • Accounting 2
    • Accounting 3
    • Accounting 4
  • Business Management & Technology Program
    • Business Technology & Management 1
    • Business Technology & Management 2
    • Adv Bus Tech: Entrepreneurship 1
    • Adv Bus Tech: Entrepreneurship 2
  • Marketing Program
    • Intro Marketing
    • Market Management
    • Adv Marketing: School Store
    • Adv Marketing: Social Media Marketing

Dearborn Business Academy Course Descriptions

ACCOUNTING 1 Academy of Business and Hospitality

In this one-semester, one-hour block course students will analyze, classify, and record business transactions for a service business using the double-entry accounting system in a manual and computerized setting. Emphasis is placed on applying general accounting procedures, utilization of the accounting equation, preparing bank and petty cash reconciliations, journalizing adjusting and closing entries, and completion of the accounting cycle. Coverage includes the recording of basic transactions and adjustments for service businesses. Students may participate in Business Professionals of America (BPA) or Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Competitions. Course may count as a math course if taken during senior year.


ACCOUNTING 2 Academy of Business and Hospitality

In this one-semester, one-hour block course students will analyze, classify, and record business transactions for a merchandising business using special journals in a manual and computerized setting. Emphasis is placed on preparation of payroll records, accounting for payroll and payroll taxes, accounting for uncollectible accounts, preparation of adjusting entries, closing entries, and financial statements for a merchandising business. Students may participate in Business Professionals of America (BPA) or Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Competitions. Course may count as a math course if taken during senior year (Prerequisite: Accounting 1)


ACCOUNTING 3 Academy of Business and Hospitality

In this is one-semester, one-hour block course students will review basic financial accounting principles covering the accounting cycle. Topics include: cash, investments, receivables and payables, inventory valuation, fixed and intangible assets valuation, current and long term liabilities, and owner’s equity. Internal control and financial statement analysis is also considered. Emphasis is placed on the corporate form of ownership. Students will also complete an accounting simulation to reinforce the covered material. Students may participate in Business Professionals of America (BPA) or Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Competitions. Course may count as a math course if taken during senior year. (Prerequisites: Accounting 1, 2)


ACCOUNTING 4 Academy of Business and Hospitality

This is a one-semester, one-hour block course places emphasis on the preparation, analysis, and interpretation of financial statements, the treatment of tangible and intangible assets,accounting for accruals and deferrals, and financing options for acquiring capital for growth and development are explored. Various supplemental accounting projects involving the use of spreadsheets will be assigned. Students may participate in Business Professionals of America (BPA) or Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Competitions. Course may count as a math course if taken during senior year (Prerequisite: Accounting 1, 2, 3)


BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT 1 Academy of Business and Hospitality

This is one-semester, one-hour block course will help prepare students for successful use of technology and business management concepts throughout high school, as well as in college and/or career. Students will develop and expand the 21st Century skills necessary for future success in the workforce. These skills include communication, problem solving, critical thinking, leadership, teamwork, and employability. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the use of the Internet for educational and professional purposes. Students will regularly use electronic means to communicate. In addition, use of word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software will be expected. Students will improve their computer skills to increase their knowledge, use, and productivity. The course includes an introduction to the world of management, ethics and legal training along with a look at International business. Students will have the opportunity to earn Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS+) certificates in Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Approved for Computer Applications. Students may participate in Business Professionals of America (BPA) or Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Competitions.


BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT 2 Academy of Business and Hospitality

This one-semester, one-hour block course will build upon the skills obtained and focus on business planning, operations management/project management, human resources, economics, entrepreneurship, and financial analysis. Students will complete many projects that bring back knowledge learned throughout the first semester including resumes, cover letters, and a digital portfolio. Students will also get a chance to earn more Microsoft Certifications and Precision Exam Certificates. Approved for Computer Applications. Students may participate in Business Professionals of America (BPA) or Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Competitions. (Prerequisite: Business Technology & Management 1)


ADV BUS MGMT: ENTREPRENEURSHIP 1 & 2 Academy of Business and Hospitality

This full-year, one-hour block course will allow students to gain an understanding of the marketing and management principles necessary to start and operate their own business. They will develop an awareness of the opportunities for small business ownership and develop the planning skills needed to open a small business. Students will become aware of the traits and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. Students will gain an awareness of knowledge needed in research, planning and regulations affecting the small business and the means of financing a small business. They will understand the specific strategies of business management and marketing and the economic role of the entrepreneur in the market system. Entrepreneurship is designed for students with a focus in business, finance, or marketing, and/or other courses, who have an interest in developing the skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary to become a successful entrepreneur. (Prerequisite: Students must complete Business Technology & Management 1 and 2 with a grade of “C” or better)


INTRO MARKETING Academy of Business and Hospitality

This one-semester, one-hour block course prepares the student for entry level careers in retail marketing. Students complete competencies in merchandising, sales promotion, store operations, finance and inventory control, human resources and functions of retail marketing. Students also learn employability skills that enable them to find jobs in the retail marketing industry. Communication skills are also developed. This course is aligned with the State’s Marketing curriculum. Students will be encouraged to be a member and compete using their learned skills in DECA, the State-recognized marketing organization.


MARKETING MANAGEMENT Academy of Business and Hospitality

This one-semester, one-hour block course is designed for the student who has a previous course in Marketing Education. This course will give the students an understanding of the many entrepreneurial activities involved in the successful operation of a business, an appreciation of the importance of businesses in our economy and assist the students in deciding on specific career objectives in the business world. Students will develop a working business plan throughout the semester for a business they have researched. The final outcome of the business plan is a presentation to a bank loan officer. This course is aligned with the State’s Marketing curriculum. Students will be encouraged to be a member and compete using their learned skills in DECA, the State-recognized business organization. (Prerequisite: Intro Marketing)


ADV MARKETING: SCHOOL STORE Academy of Business and Hospitality

This one-semester, one-hour block course may be taken twice to create a year-long sequence. This course is designed to give the student a practical as well as educational approach to distribution showing its contributions to our modern society. This course will also provide the student with first-hand knowledge of labor and management responsibilities resulting from operating their own store. The store business will be conducted based upon sound principles of management. This course will be run as a project lab. This course is aligned with the State’s Marketing. Students will be encouraged to be a member and compete using their learned skills in DECA, the State-recognized marketing organization. (Prerequisites: Students must complete Intro Marketing and Marketing Management with grade of “C” or better)


ADV MARKETING: SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING Academy of Business and Hospitality

This one-semester, one-hour block course uses Stukent curriculum materials and the Mimic Social computer simulation to give students practical, “hands on” experience running a social media advertising campaign for a hypothetical company. Students will explore various media platforms and evaluate results using analytics, feedback and sales reports. Target audiences, budget concerns, ethics and responsibilities will be covered. Students will be encouraged to be a member and compete using their learned skills in DECA, the State-recognized marketing organization. (Prerequisites: Students must complete Intro Marketing and Marketing Management with grade of “C” or better)