Business Education Model Curriculum Standards

The California Virtual Enterprise Program endorses and endeavors to achieve the California Department of Education Business Education Model Curriculum Standards as outlined below.

Business Technology Core Standards

 

Business Communications

Virtual Enterprise students will understand communications as applied to personal and professional situations. They will demonstrate competency by selecting and using appropriate forms of communications in a variety of situations.

Business Environment

Virtual Enterprise students will understand the development and structure of business environments. They will demonstrate competency by identifying the dynamic components of business structure and its relationship to the global business environment.

Career Preparation, Job Acquisition and Retention

Virtual Enterprise students will understand the career preparation and job acquisition skills required for employment, professional growth, and employment transitions in the field of business occupations. They will demonstrate competency by researching career options, applying job acquisition skills, preparing job search documentation, and modeling appropriate workplace demeanor.

Economics and Financial Concepts

Virtual Enterprise students will understand the impact of global and domestic businesses, financial concepts, and integrated business models. They will demonstrate competency by using appropriate technology and other resources to solve business problems.

Employability Skills

Virtual Enterprise students will understand the essential functions to a productive workforce in a culturally diverse global environment. They will demonstrate competency by identifying the skills which positively affect productivity.

Information Technologies

Virtual Enterprise students will understand technology used in business. They will demonstrate competency by utilizing technology to access, manipulate, and produce information.

Leadership Development

Virtual Enterprise students will understand the personal qualities that are the basis for developing leadership skills. They will demonstrate competency by identifying and using leadership skills in a variety of individual and group work situations.

 

Computer Science and Information Systems Standards

 

Computer Science and Information Technology

Virtual Enterprise students will understand computer science and information technology concepts necessary to function in a rapidly changing technological, global society. They will demonstrate competency by performing multiple tasks required to develop and use appropriate resources to access, modify, and provide information effectively.

Administrative Support

Virtual Enterprise students will understand support services necessary for the operation of a business organization in a global society. They will demonstrate competency by utilizing multiple skills and performing tasks in support of the business organization’s goals.

Computer Science

Virtual Enterprise students will understand systems and programming concepts related to the development of computer operations. They will demonstrate competency by applying these concepts to the development of computer systems and programs.

Management of Information Systems

Virtual Enterprise students will understand how to analyze the need for, plan, manage, and support the use of business systems to accomplish mission-critical functions. They will demonstrate competency by successfully deploying a management system that improves the productivity of an organization.

 

Business Management Standards

Economics

Virtual Enterprise students will understand the economic principles and concepts of domestic and international economies. They will demonstrate competency by making decisions based on sound economic judgment.

Management Principles

Virtual Enterprise students will understand the theories and principles of managing a business. They will demonstrate competency by analyzing management functions, principles, and processes that contribute to the achievement of organizational goals.

 

Accounting and Finance Standards

Accounting Procedures And Financial Analysis

Virtual Enterprise students will understand basic principles and procedures of accounting and finance. They will demonstrate competency by preparing and maintaining accounting records and interpreting financial information.

Financial Analysis

Virtual Enterprise students will understand financial concepts pertaining to personal and business finance. They will demonstrate competency by analyzing, applying, interpreting, and communicating financial analysis concepts.

Financial And Managerial Accounting

Virtual Enterprise students will understand financial and managerial accounting concepts. They will demonstrate competency by analyzing data and applying, interpreting, and communicating accounting concepts and techniques. 

 

Marketing Standards

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Virtual Enterprise students will understand concepts, strategies, and systems needed to interact effectively with others. They will demonstrate competency by utilizing effective communication.

Global Marketing

Virtual Enterprise students will understand the global business environment and its impact on marketing strategies. They will demonstrate competency by applying marketing strategies to a global marketplace.

Marketing Strategies

Virtual Enterprise students will understand the strategies and concepts of marketing with a global perspective. They will demonstrate competency by applying marketing knowledge to a variety of business situations.

Product/Service Management

Virtual Enterprise students will understand the concepts and processes needed to obtain, develop, maintain, and improve a product or service mix in response to market opportunities. They will demonstrate competency by identifying characteristics of product and service development.

Promotion

Virtual Enterprise students will understand the concepts and promotional strategies needed to communicate information about products, services, images, and/or ideas. They will demonstrate competency by developing and presenting a promotional plan that will achieve a stated outcome.

Selling Concepts

Virtual Enterprise students will understand the nature, importance and strategies of the selling process. They will demonstrate competency by identifying the relationship between buying behaviors and applied sales techniques utilized in the consumer, business and global sales environments.

Financial Services

Virtual Enterprise students will understand the nature, functions and marketing concepts associated with financial services institutions in a dynamic marketplace. They will demonstrate competency by performing a variety of marketing and financial transactions.

Merchandising

Virtual Enterprise students will understand the marketing functions and foundations of merchandising. They will demonstrate competency by applying marketing strategies and practices to merchandising operations.

 

Entrepeneurship Standard

Entrepreneurship

Virtual Enterprise students will understand the elements of a business plan and its effect on the success of small business. The student will demonstrate competency by preparing, describing and presenting a business plan.