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  • The Syosset High School Business Department program of instruction is designed to offer students the opportunity to explore career options and develop computer skills. The Syosset High School business program is a “mini-university” where they may earn up to 36 college credits before graduating from high school. Business students are introduced to careers in law, management, marketing, real estate, finance, entrepreneurship, and accounting. Successful real estate students will receive a certificate qualifying them to sit for the NYS Real Estate Sales Associate Licensing Examination. The social studies graduation economics requirement will be fulfilled by taking the College Business Economics course. DECA, Investment Club and Entrepreneurship Club are our award winning business clubs and students are encouraged to participate. Our Cooperative Work Experience and Internship programs offer students employment opportunities in school and within the local business community. 

    Contact members of the business department, guidance counselors and/or the Business Department Administrator for additional information on this exciting group of electives. All students interested in an Advanced Regents Diploma may choose to complete a five-unit sequence option in Business.

    WORK-BASED LEARNING 

    The Syosset High School Work-Based Learning Program gives local businesses the opportunity to make a difference within the community by employing and mentoring our young, motivated, hard-working students. Our students will receive employment training and have the opportunity to implement that training on the job, as wage earning employees or an intern in a formal internship program recognized by New York State.

    INTERNSHIP & JOB OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE!

    If you are interested in exploring a career and getting a HS credit, see Mr. Fiasconaro in the Business Education Office about internship or job opportunities. Stop in and make an appointment to learn more about our internship program and get an application. This opportunity is for Juniors, Seniors or Sophomores who are getting an early jump for a Summer internship. 

    Additionally, if you are currently working outside of school or looking for a position, come see Mr. Fiasconaro to discuss how you can earn a grade and HS credit while working as part of our Work Experience Program.

Business Education Course Pathway

Department: Business Education

Course Number: 5510

Course Title: ACCOUNTING 1

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

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Description: This one year introduction to accounting course is designed to develop basic accounting skills and competencies. Students learn about careers in accounting through guest speakers, class trips to one of the “Big Four” accounting firms in NYC and current events. Click here to read full course description

Department: Business Education

Course Number: 5700

Course Title: INTRODUCTION TO LAW

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

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Description: Learn about our laws and justice system, including individual rights, crimes, lawsuits, our courts, trial procedure, minors, contracts, property and what the future may hold for the law. Activities include field trips to courts, guest speakers, and participation in mock trials. This course is an excellent foundation for further study in law and business.

Department: Business Education

Course Number: 5724

Course Title: FASHION MARKETING – ALT.

Details: Year, 0.5 Credit, 1 Period, Alternate Day, Business or Human Ecology credit

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Description: Students will learn marketing and business principles by studying the fashion merchandising industry. The life cycle of a fashion product will be followed from the design stage to the point of sale at a retail outlet. Click here to read full course description

Department: Business Education

Course Number: 5734

Course Title: SPORTS MARKETING – ALT.

Details: Year, 0.5 Credit, 1 Period, Alternate Day

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Description: This course is designed for students who have an interest in the business of sports. Marketing principles will be studied and applied to the advertising, promotion, publicity, and marketing research of sporting events. Students will learn about the marketing of products related to sports including: clothing, equipment, automobiles, food products, movies, television programming, toys, and games. The course may be enriched with field trips, guest speakers, and a virtual stadium program.

Department: Business Education

Course Number: 5744

Course Title: ENTREPRENEURSHIP – ALT.

Details: Year, 0.5 Credit, 1 Period, Alternate Day

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Description: Students will learn the fundamentals of starting a business. What it takes to bring an ideal concept to the market place. Business plans, market research and advertising will be discussed. Students will learn by partaking in simulations and role plays. Students who plan to be involved in Virtual Enterprise, DECA and Entrepreneurship Club will greatly benefit from this course.