Business & Management

The School of Business & Management

  • The School of Business and Management at Stranahan High School thrives on engaging students in real-world challenges to help them develop entrepreneurial skills while taking learning outside the classroom.

    The School of Business and Management practices evidence-based entrepreneurship. Teaching students to think like entrepreneurs while learning problem solving skills that are essential to their success later in life. Our instructional model is founded on two key concepts of entrepreneurship; 1.) ideation – how to create new ideas and 2.) customer development - the portion of the Lean Startup methodology aimed at the process for testing business hypotheses outside the building.

    Students will have the opportunity to interact with current professionals in various fields and correlate curriculum content with real life experiences. Students have the choice of choosing from four pathways while earning various industry certifications, completing dual enrolment programs, and completing internships with top tier companies in the Fort Lauderdale area.

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  • #TheCUBE - Entrepreneurship

    This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Business Management and Administration career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Business Management and Administration career cluster

    Business and Entrepreneurial Principles. This course is designed to provide an introduction to business organization, management, and entrepreneurial principles. Topics include communication skills, various forms of business ownership and organizational structures, supervisory/management skills, leadership skills, human resources management activities, business ethics, and cultural diversity. Emphasis is placed on job readiness and career development. The use of computers is an integral part of this program.

    PREREQUISITE: None

    Accounting Applications I. This course emphasizes double-entry accounting; methods and principles of recording business transactions; the preparation of various documents used in recording income, expenses, acquisition of assets, incurrence of liabilities, and changes in equity; and the preparation of financial statements. The use of computers and appropriate software is required.

    PREREQUISITE: Business and Entrepreneurial Principles

    Management and Human Resources. This course explores the reach and impact of managing people, one of the most important resources of an organization.  Students are required to perform higher level strategic thinking.  Topics include; management policy development, evaluating organizational effectiveness, sourcing and recruitment, hiring and retention planning, employee training, performance appraisals, compensation and benefit programs, maintaining working conditions and providing a safe working environment.

    PREREQUISITE: Accounting Applications I

    Business Analysis. This course is designed to provide a higher level of understanding of business systems, accounting concepts, working with financial information, data analysis skills, managing business information with appropriate software, requirements analysis of information systems, data modeling, and database management.

    PREREQUISITE: Management and Human Resources

  • Marketing Management

    This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Marketing, Sales and Service career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Marketing, Sales and Service career cluster.

    Marketing Essentials. This course blends theory and practice to facilitate immediate implementation and impact.  Students will learn to develop strategic marketing with sales and customer plans. A review of the marketing environment is used to help develop the segmentation, targeting and market positioning strategy for implementation along with the marketing mix (product, price, place and promotion).  The goal is the identification and delivery of organizational competitive advantage and customer satisfaction – key to long-term revenue growth, profitability and success.

    PREREQUISITE: None

    Marketing Applications. This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth study of marketing in a free enterprise society and includes advertising, promotion, product development and branding, selling and marketing research. 

    This course also includes the uses of technology and the Internet in marketing, purchasing, retail positioning strategies, and e-Commerce marketing.

    PREREQUISITE: Marketing Essentials

    Marketing Management. This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth study of marketing in a free enterprise society and includes advertising, promotion, product development and branding, selling and marketing research. Students analyze the elements of the marketing mix, their interrelationships and how they are used in the marketing process. Students utilize the concepts of entrepreneurial trends, business planning, market planning, market research and product planning in the development of a startup business of their choosing. Students conduct marketing research, conduct a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT) analysis and develop a complete marketing plan. Students turn their business ideas into reality! 

    This course also includes the uses of technology and the Internet in marketing, purchasing, retail positioning strategies, and e-Commerce marketing.

    PREREQUISITE: Marketing Applications

    Business Ownership. The purpose of this course is to prepare students for careers as entrepreneurs, present entrepreneurship as a career path worthy of consideration, provide students with the skills needed to realistically evaluate their potential as business owners, and develop the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to start and operate a business. Students further refine their business plan while operating their business under the guidance and mentorship of industry professionals. 

    This course culminates in a Student Business Expo designed to provide our young entrepreneurs an opportunity to begin or strengthen their company’s presence in the community.  

    PREREQUISITE: Management and Human Resources


  • Digital Design

    This program offers a sequence of courses that prepares students for employment in the Digital Design industry as Information Technology Assistants, Production Assistants, Digital Assistant Designers, Graphic Designers, and Multimedia Designers.

    Digital Design I. This course is designed to develop the entry-level skills required for careers in digital design. The content includes computer skills; digital publishing concepts and operations; layout, design, and measurement activities; digital imaging; communication, collaboration and decision-making activities; critical thinking and problem-solving.

    The use of computers is an integral part of this program.

    PREREQUISITE: None

    Digital Design II Honors. This course continues the development of entry-level skills required for careers in digital design.  The content includes computer skills; digital publishing operations; layout, design, and measurement activities; digital imaging; communication, collaboration and decision-making activities; critical thinking and problem solving.

    The use of computers is an integral part of this program.

    PREREQUISITE: Digital Design I

    Digital Design III Honors. This course continues the development of industry-standard skills required for careers in digital design.  The content includes the use of software and equipment to perform digital publishing and digital imaging activities. Students continue to learn about communication, collaboration and decision-making activities, critical thinking and problem solving. 

    The use of computers is an integral part of this program.

    PREREQUISITE: Digital Design II

    Digital Design IV. This course is designed to develop advanced industry-standard skills required for careers in digital design.

    The use of computers is an integral part of this program.

    PREREQUISITE: Digital Design III

  • Culinary Arts

    This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Hospitality & Tourism career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Hospitality & Tourism career cluster.

    Culinary Arts I. This course covers the history of the food service industry and careers in that industry.  Also covered are safety in the workplace; employability skills; leadership/teamwork skills; care and use of commercial culinary equipment; basic food science; basic nutrition; and following recipes in food preparation labs.

    PREREQUISITE: None

    Culinary Arts II. In this course students will learn state mandated guidelines for food service; how to attain food handler training certification; and perform front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house duties.  Students will prepare quality food products and present them creatively; demonstrate safe, sanitary work procedures; understand food science principles related to cooking and baking; and utilize nutrition concepts when planning meals/menus.

    PREREQUISITE: Culinary Arts I

    Culinary Arts III. In this course the student will research career opportunities in professional cooking/baking; follow guidelines on food selection, purchasing, and storage; and use communication skills.  Students will prepare and present a variety of advanced food products; create centerpieces; and research laws specific to the hospitality industry.  Also covered are management skills; how to develop a business plan; and utilization of technology in the workplace.  Students will be knowledgeable about food safety manager training/certification training programs that are acceptable in Florida. 

    PREREQUISITE: Culinary Arts II

    Culinary Arts VI - Gastronomy and Garde Manger Skills. This course provides opportunities for students to apply their acquired knowledge and skills in culinary related scenarios. This is a culminating course to develop advanced culinary techniques and skills.  Students will learn using modern technology and culinary trends. To complete the program, students must create and present a selection of designs for development of a hospitality business using appropriate software applications.

    The use of computers is an integral part of this course.

    PREREQUISITE: Culinary Arts III

  • Banquet and Event Management

    This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Hospitality & Tourism career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Hospitality & Tourism career cluster.

    Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the skills necessary for success in the hospitality and tourism industry.  Students will also have the opportunity to learn hospitality and tourism terminology and the mathematical, economic, marketing, and sales fundamentals of the industry.

    PREREQUISITE: None

    Hospitality & Tourism Marketing Management. The purpose of this course is to provide students necessary career specific instruction in hospitality and tourism marketing management.  Students will learn sales and management techniques, marketing principles, and entrepreneurship skills necessary to succeed in the hospitality and tourism industry. This course incorporates marketing and management principles and procedures of the hospitality and tourism industry as well as employment qualifications and opportunities.

    PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism

    Hospitality & Tourism Entrepreneurship. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the academic and technical preparation to pursue high-demand and high-skill careers in hospitality related industries. In addition, this course is designed so that performance standards meet employer expectations, enhancing the employability of students.

    PREREQUISITE: Hospitality & Tourism Marketing Management

    Business Ownership. The purpose of this course is to prepare students for careers as entrepreneurs in the Hospitality & Tourism industry, present entrepreneurship as a career path worthy of consideration, provide students with the skills needed to realistically evaluate their potential as business owners, and develop the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to start and operate a business. Students further refine their business plan while operating their business under the guidance and mentorship of industry professionals. 

    This course culminates in a Student Business Expo designed to provide young entrepreneurs an opportunity to begin or strengthen their company’s presence in the community.

    The use of computers is an integral part of this course.

    PREREQUISITE: Hospitality & Tourism Entrepreneurship

  • Electives correlate to identified pathways. Pursuing electives outside of your pathway depends on availability and instructor discretion (please see instructor for prerequisite details). Students must be a member of their magnet program's career and technical student organization (CTSO) and will be encouraged to participate in CTSO events.

    Magnet Distinction Requirements

    Students earning magnet distinction will have completed 3 pathway courses, earned one or more industry certifications, acquired at least 100 service hours (60 of which related to their program of study known as magnet service hours), completed their summer internship* (summer of junior year), completed and successfully presented senior year project, and maintained academic performance and course requirements consistent with magnet standards for their program of study.

    Students must meet all required program components for magnet distinction. If you have additional questions please contact your magnet coordinator.
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