Business Department Philosophy and Goals

The Business Department at Xaverian strives to provide a curriculum that exposes students to classes they would encounter as a business major in college. Through exploration, discovery, and analysis, students are tasked with creating a connection between the concepts they learn in the classroom and what they read about in the real world.  We foster an environment where group work, collaboration, and exchanging of ideas are encouraged and often required.

Department Goals
  • To create an enthusiastic environment that fosters collaboration, participation, and reflection.  
  • To strengthen critical thinking skills through the use of case studies that analyze real-world situations.

Business Department Courses

List of 5 items.

  • Business Organizations and Society

    This class is the introductory level class for students who are entering Xaverian’s Business & Economics Pathway.  Business Organizations and Society is a one-year course that includes a critical study of how individuals and groups interact in a dynamic business environment. This course is designed to give students an understanding of business principles, practices, and skills. Emphasis is placed on understanding technical innovation and day-to-day business functions of marketing, human resource management, and finance. Students are expected to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of business terminology, concepts, and principles, identify social and cultural factors and ethical considerations in the actions of organizations, and assess the impact of the actions of organizations on internal and external environments.
  • AP Microeconomics

    In this course, students will be given a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision-makers, both consumers and producers, within the economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets and includes the study of factor markets and of the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy.  Each student is expected to sit for the AP Microeconomics test at the end of the year.
  • Syracuse University Introduction to Financial Accounting

    This course introduces the student to financial accounting concepts that aid entrepreneurs, managers, investors, and creditors in planning, operating, and analyzing a business. Emphasis in this course is on the interpretation of financial statements.

    In addition to the use of a traditional textbook, lectures, quizzes, and exams to deliver basic accounting skills, students are required to complete a comprehensive project that demonstrates their ability to analyze the financial statements of publicly traded companies and make an informed investment decision based on the analysis.

    By the end of the course, students are expected to understand the basic accounting information system, have the ability to read and understand a set of basic financial statements, have awareness of the current issues in financial accounting and their impact on organizational stakeholders, and understand career opportunities available to accounting graduates.
  • Investing Fundamentals

    The course covers topics related to business financial planning.   Areas included are banking, corporate financial management, securities markets, risk management and insurance, government interaction in the markets, and legal considerations. Specific companies will be analyzed in relation to each of these areas.  All students must participate in the Youth Investment Council.
  • Introduction to Accounting

    This course explores a basic and logical approach to the logic and techniques used in establishing a modern accounting system. Beginning with fundamental equation of assets, liabilities, and capital value, the student will learn to use the double-entry bookkeeping methods to record business transactions. The process will involve an introduction to and use of general ledger, general journal as well as the preparation of accounting worksheets - each a means by which the financial performance of a business organization is maintained and evaluated. Also included will be the study and preparation of basic financial statements, the income statement, and the balance sheet. The application of basic techniques will enable the student to develop the trial balance and close the ledger accounts of a typical business. These techniques will be applied to both a trading and service business with the appropriate modifications as they are required in the application of the accounting system. Computer simulations will be used throughout the course to expose students to modern techniques in the field.

Business Department Members

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Pietro Barone

    Pietro Barone 09

    Teacher
    (718) 836-7100 x867
  • Photo of Alexander Alfredo

    Alexander Alfredo 

    Math Department Chairperson, Business Department Chairperson, Coordinator of Computer Science
    (718) 836-7100 x858
  • Photo of Charles Johnston

    Charles Johnston 72

    Teacher
    (718) 836-7100 x795
  • Photo of Anthony Mancusi

    Anthony Mancusi 96

    Athletic Director
    (718) 836-7100 x192
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