Business

Vision Statement

 A Cor Jesu graduate will embrace a global understanding of the world and effectively employ 21st century skills in all aspects of her life.  She will persevere in problem solving, bring innovative and technological solutions into play, demonstrate leadership in interpersonal communication and collaboration and exude confidence in her decision-making skills.  Ever curious to learn and energized to re-invent the world around her, she will equally influence it through her ethical behavior rooted in the core values she has developed as a student in the business department of Cor Jesu Academy.

Curriculum

List of 14 items.

  • BE250 Marketing

    Grades 10-12 Level 4.3 ½ Credit Sem 2
    Students will integrate business world principles, practices, and concepts with real world applications in marketing. Activities will involve marketing projects, technology, internet, ethics, and decision-making.
  • BE300 Accounting I

    Grades 10-12 Level 4.3 ½ Credit Sem 1 or 2
    An introductory study of accounting with emphasis on the accounting cycle, accounting terminology, the collection of accounting data, the recording of data into the accounting system, and the preparation and interpretation of basic financial statements. Topics include journals, worksheets, payroll, bank reconciliations, and the complete accounting cycle for a sole proprietorship.
  • BE306 Management

    Grades 10-12 Level 4.3 ½ credit Sem 1 or 2
    Students will understand the nature and purpose of business while developing necessary technical knowledge and skills. The focus of the course will be on management, ethics, decision- making, planning and organizing, and leadership. Students will also explore a variety of career alternatives in management.
  • BE401 Personal Finance

    Grades 10-12 Level 4.3 ½ credit Sem 1 or 2*
    In today’s challenging economy, students must be prepared to function in an economic environment. This course is designed to utilize real world and problem-based projects to prepare students to develop financial goals and meet financial responsibilities. Topics to be explored include: applying and interviewing for a job, paychecks, taxes, banking, saving,
    investing, credit, insurance, budgeting and economic decision- making.
  • BT100 Computer Applications

    Grade 9 Level 4.3 ½ credit Sem 1 or 2
    A basic introductory course in personal computers using Microsoft Offi ce and other software programs needed for courses at Cor Jesu. This course covers hardware, software, and operating concepts. Through hands on experience, students will develop 21st century research, problem solving, and communication skills. Students will create multimedia projects, learn to navigate successfully and safely on the World Wide Web, and begin to understand the logical structure of computer programming.
    Students will gain an understanding of correct keyboarding technique through independent work.
  • BT200 C++ Programming

    Grades 10-12 Level 4.3 ½ credit sem 1
    Introduction to program design and problem solving using the C programming language. Focus will be on writing and understanding programs in C++. Programming topics include control structures and functions. Emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving skills will help the student be successful in this and other classes.
  • BT250 Web Programming

    Grades 10-12 Level 4.3 ½ credit sem 2
    Not offered in 2020-2021, but offered in alternating years (Spring 2022)
    In this class, each student will develop their own unique web pages. Students will learn how to design, create, and maintain organized, cross-platform websites using XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript coding. Topics covered include: standards-based code, aesthetic page layout, intuitive navigation, appropriate and legal content, accessible design.
  • BT275 Visual Basic Programming

    GRADES10-12         LEVEL 4.3                  ½ CREDIT                     SEM 2
    Offered in 2020-2021 and in alternating years (Spring 2023).
    This course is an introduction to program design and problem- solving using the Visual Basic programming language. The focus will be on the concepts of object-oriented programming, event- driven programming and designing effective graphical user interface (GUI). Some major topics include animation, graphics, variables, and loops. Emphasis on critical thinking and problem- solving skills will help the student be successful in this and other classes.
  • BT300 Broadcast Technology I

    GRADES10 -12       LEVEL 4.3                  ½ CREDIT                     SEM 1 OR 2
    Course was formerly named Introduction to Journalism
    In this class, students will learn all of the different aspects of news media, video production, digital storytelling, and media literacy. Students will learn pre-production, production, and post- production techniques of creating a story video using Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. The main focus of this one- semester course is to create and produce the CJTV morning show every day. Students will gain tons of hands-on experience with the following: video production, studio operation, broadcast scriptwriting, video and sound equipment. Classes are led by both student producers and teacher but requires a willingness
    to take personal initiative on all projects. If this sounds like you, come and join us. We would love for you to be part of the CJTV team.
  • BT350 Broadcast Technology II

    GRADE 12                    LEVEL 4.3                  ½ CREDIT                     SEM 1 OR 2
    Course was formerly named Independent Study in Broadcast Journalism 
    This course will focus on helping students developing the skills of a top-level broadcast journalism producer. Skills such as effective decision making, staff coordination and management, programming consistency, formulating marketing projections, writing a broadcast plan, and developing top-tier management practices will be emphasized. Students who take this course will learn how to be effectively produce the CJTV Morning Show, and be responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of production and development. Leadership theory, broadcast theory, and human resources development studies will be used to help the students who take this course become the most effective leaders that they can be. In addition to cultivating professional relationships in the broadcast and business worlds, these students will leave the course with a well-developed management style which will enable them to become a successful broadcast journalism producer. This course will be available to students who have completed Broadcast Technology I with a grade of “B” or better and have teacher approval.

    Prerequisites: “B” or better in Broadcast Technology I (formerly called Introduction to Journalism) and teacher approval


  • BT355 Broadcast Technology Using Motion Graphics

    GRADE 12                    LEVEL 4.3                  ½ CREDIT                     SEM 1 OR 2
    Course was formerly named Independent Study in Motion Graphics 
    This course will focus on helping students further their skills in the field of Motion Graphics. Students will build on the work they began in Broadcast Technology I class by using After Effects to learn about shape layers, expressions, key frames, scripts, null objects, and blending modes.
    Students will use their skills to create motion graphics which will air on CJTV and/or other venues. Skills such as design, composition, balance, mathematical formulas, programming, meeting customer requirements and problem solving will be emphasized. Students who take this course will effectively interpret the motion graphic needs of large-scale projects on CJTV and provide content which will meet those needs. At the same time, independent study students will make connections with industry professionals in the field and network to explore the emerging field of Motion Graphics.

    Students will leave the course with a well-developed portfolio in the field of Motion Graphics which will enable them to be accepted into an accredited university Motion Graphics program and later become a successful Motion Designer.

    Limited to two students per semester.


    Prerequisites: “B” or better in Broadcast Technology I (formerly called Introduction to Journalism)
  • BT400 Yearbook I

    GRADES 10-12         LEVEL 4.3                  ½ CREDIT                     SEM 1 OR 2
    Join us and be a part of something great: telling the story of the year. Why get involved in the process of creating your yearbook? Why not!? You will spend the semester documenting news, achievements, events, and most importantly, memories that your classmates will cherish for years to come. In addition to helping create an important piece of CJ history, you’ll pick up some highly-marketable communication and technical skills.

    Emphasis will be placed on journalistic writing, the fundamentals of design, basic photography, and use of the industry-standard for desktop publishing, Adobe InDesign.
  • BT425 Yearbook II

    GRADES 10-12         LEVEL 4.3                  ½ CREDIT                     SEM 1 OR 2
    Couldn’t get enough of Yearbook I? Join for a second semester! With the skills from Yearbook I in hand, students in Yearbook II will be poised to take greater leadership on yearbook staff.

    Possibilities for students enrolled in Yearbook II include managing a full section of the book, designing specialty pages, and serving as copy-editors. Ultimately, students in Yearbook II will work with the advisor and editors to determine how they can best serve the staff and make their edition of the Corde one for the books.

    Prerequisites: Yearbook I
  • BT450 Independent Study in Yearbook Journalism

    GRADE 12                      LEVEL 4.3                    1 CREDIT                        SEM 1-2
    Do you want to take charge of the story of the year? Students who take this course will serve as an Editor-in-Chief of the Corde yearbook. In addition to continuing to put into practice the journalism skills learned in Yearbook I, students will take full charge of the design and production of the yearbook. Student editors will be in charge of teaching new yearbook staffers a variety of journalistic skills as well as managing the staffers’ workload and the timeline of the book’s production. This course is available to students who have completed Yearbook I and have advisor approval.

    Prerequisites: Yearbook I and advisor signature

RubinBrown Internship

RubinBrown, a Clayton based accounting and consulting firm, will award a summer internship to a rising Cor Jesu senior.  For more information, click here.
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Faculty

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Mary Steiger

    Ms. Mary Steiger 

    Business Department Chairperson & Mathematics Teacher
    (314) 842-1546 x209
  • Photo of Timothy Haffner

    Mr. Timothy Haffner 

    Business Teacher
    (314) 842-4429 x262
  • Photo of JoEllen Sarich

    Mrs. JoEllen Sarich 

    Business & Journalism Teacher; CJTV Adviser
    (314) 842-4429 x285