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Business Department

Graduation Requirements

All students must take Personal Finance Management.

Instructor

Mrs. Carole Koval 
412-751-2021 ext. 138 

Course Offerings

Course 

Grades Offered 

Level 

Accounting I 

Grades 11-12 

 3/5 

 Personal Finance Management 

Grades 10-12
 Required before Graduation 

 3/5 

Economics 

Grade 12 

 3/5 

 Entrepreneurship

 Grades 11-12

  3/5

 Public Speaking Grades 11-12 3/5


Department Highlights
A detailed "Career Project" and "Budget Project" are done in Personal Finance class as well as checkbook balancing, filing income tax returns, and investing in the stock market.

Students learn how to create a résumé, cover letter and practice interviewing techniques.

In Entrepreneurship class, students do hands-on projects where they start a business of their very own and donate any proceeds to charity.  They also receive visits from local entrepreneurs.

Organizations & Activities
Future Business Leaders of America: FBLA holds conferences and seminars, sponsors a competitive awards program and provides scholarships, programs, and other services for its members.
FBLA helps students promote competent, aggressive business leadership, understand American business enterprise, establish career goals, encourage scholarship, promote sound financial management, develop character and self-confidence, and facilitate transition from school to work.

Junior Achievement: Serra students teach grades K-8 in eight Catholic elementary schools in Western Pennsylvania. Junior Achievement programs help to prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.
  
Academic Competitions/Awards
FBLA Regional Competitions: Seventy Serra students participated in the FBLA regional competition at St. Vincent's College in January. Twenty students qualified for the state competition, and one student qualified to compete at the National Level!