Business Essentials and Global Business and Marketing are two courses that are available to students interested in a career in Business. Working alongside Littleton High School’s Extended Learning Opportunities Coordinator, Mrs. Connie Ward, students have the chance to participate in job shadows and internships. Students can participate in job shadows where they spend a day, or even a few hours in a business setting shadowing someone who has established a career in their field of choice. Through these job shadows, internships, professional development, and guest speakers, students have the opportunity to interact with business people and local business owners.

Furthering their interest in business, students can choose to join Future Business Leaders of America. FBLA is the largest and oldest business student organization in the world. Every year, FBLA helps nearly 25,000 students prepare for a career in business. Gallen CTC BusinessStudents who participate in the business program are encouraged to join FBLA and take advantage of the opportunities the organization provides. Membership allows students to work on a variety of business projects and community service projects. Working on a team, and individual projects, students participate every March at the FBLA State Leadership Conference. Quality performances allow members to qualify for the National Leadership Conference where they can meet FBLA members from all over the United States.

Business Essentials

Are you tired of working for someone else and would like to be your own boss one day? Would you like to use your creativity for advertising and marketing products? Do you plan on majoring in business once enrolled in college? Do you want to investigate the world of finance? if you answered “yes” to any of these questions then Business Essentials is the class for you! Students will be introduced to a variety of careers and activities within the business community. Students will gain an understanding of the role of business in society, which may help them decide a possible career path or area of interest for the future.

This course will also focus on personal business issues dealing with such topics as consumerism, money management, banking, investing, insurance, ethical/responsible practices, business law, human resource management, checking/savings/credit, business communication, marketing research, product research, and product development. Business Essentials is the first of a two year business program.

Global Business and Marketing

Global Business & marketing is the second of the two year business program. In global business the focus of first semester will be on operating businesses outside of the U.S. Expanding abroad creates certain challenges for domestic companies both small and large. Diverse cultures, laws, languages, and currencies add to the mix of challenges. This course will help students understand the different aspects of international business.

The focus of semester two will be marketing. A wide variety of marketing topics will be introduced including how marketing affects all of us, the marketing plan, selling, promotion, distribution, pricing and career development.The main tools used to discover and analyze these areas will include class discussions, readings, videos, case studies, articles, and company tours. The course is designed for those students who have an interest in pursuing a career in international business and marketing as well as those who seek to broaden their knowledge in the business field.