Academy for Finance & International Business

  • The Academy for Finance & International Business is a concentrated program which provides students the opportunity to study various business subjects, such as marketing and management, with a specific emphasis on the international business world.  

Academy Teacher

Mrs. Dena Argo

Phone: 973-627-4600 X290

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Dena Argo

Mrs. Argo attended the Pennsylvania State University and earned a bachelor's degree in Business Management with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies.  After college, Mrs. Argo began working for a leading mass merchandise retailer, where she held various leadership positions over the course of seven years.

Career Field -Finance & International Busines

  • Career Pathways in Finance & International Busines (include but are not limited to):

    General Management: Entrepreneur • Chief Executive Officer • General Manager • Accounting Manager •Accounts Payable Manager • Assistant Credit Manager • Billing Manager • Business & Development Manager • Compensation & Benefits Manager • Credit & Collections Manager • Payroll Manager • Risk Manager • Operations Manager • Public Relations Manager • Human Resource Manager • Management Analyst • Facilities Manager • Association Manager • Sports & Entertainment Manager•Hospital Manager • Government Manager • Public Organization Manager • Manufacturing Manager • Purchasing Manager • First Line Supervisor • Senior Manager • Management Trainee • Small Business Owner

    Business Information Management: Information Systems Manager •Accounting Clerk • Accounting Supervisor • Adjuster • Chief Technology Officer • Auditor • Bookkeeper • Budget Analyst • Budget Manager • Billing Supervisor • Management Analyst • Controller • Merger & Acquisitions Manager • Price Analyst • Top Collections Executive • Information Technology Director • Chief Financial Officer • Finance Director • Certified Public Accountant • Project Manager •Cost Accountant • Librarian • Payroll Accounting Clerk

    Human Resources Management: Human Resources Manager • International Human Resources Manager • Human Resources Coordinator • Industrial Relations Director • Compensation & Benefits Manager • Employment & Placement Manager • Employee Assistance Plan Manager • Training & Development Manager • Human Resources Consultant•Corporate Trainer • Training & Development Specialist • Conciliator/Mediator/Arbitrator • Employer Relations Representative • Labor & Personnel Relations Specialist • Affirmative Action Coordinator • Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist • OSHA/ADA Compliance Officer • Pay Equity Officer • Interpreter/Translator • Organizational Behaviorist • Occupational Analyst • Compensation, Benefits & Job Analyst Specialist • Human Resources Information Systems Specialist • Meeting & Convention Planner • Employment Interviewer, Private or Public Employment Service • Personnel Recruiter • Human Resources Assistant • Payroll Professional • Identification Clerk • Human Resources Generalist 

    Operations Management:  Training and Development Manager • Operations Analyst • Sales Manager • Sales Representative • Broker • Agent • Assistant Store Manager • Department Manager • Assistant Department Manager • Salesperson • Customer Service Supervisor • Product Manager • Project Manager • Research & Development Manager • Budget Analyst • International Merchandising Manager & Supervisor • Marketing Manager • Ecommerce Manager & Entrepreneur • Wholesale & Retail buyer • International Distribution Manager • Warehouse Manager • Logistics Manager/Supervisor • Logistics Manager/Coordinator • Marketing Information Manager•Public Relations Specialist • Distribution Worker • Wholesale, Freight, Stocking, Handling, Material Moving and Packing Worker • Traffic, Shipping, & Receiving Clerk • Demonstrator and Product Promoter •Supply Chain Manager •Director of Non-Profit Agency/Organization •Operations Specialties Manager •Industrial Production Manager 

     

    2017-2018 Seniors in the Academy for Finance & International Business completed internships with (including but not limited to):

    Risk Toolbox/Docutrax

Academy Course of Study

  • 9th Grade

    Academy: Introduction to Business Law & International Business Strategies

    This ninth grade introductory course allows students to explore the various topics of international business including the study of the influences on global business, the role governments play global business, the structures of international Business organizations, importing and exporting goods, trade relations, foreign exchange and international finance. The course also covers legal agreements around the world, global entrepreneurship & small business management.

    Core Courses:

    • English 9*
    • Algebra I, Geometry* or Algebra II*
    • Biology*
    • Health and Physical Education 9
    • World History*
    • World Language
    • Financial Literacy

    *Honors courses available and determined by placement testing upon acceptance to MCST

     


    10th Grade

    Academy: Accounting I - Banking and Credit and Debt Management - Economics

    The second year of study includes introductory topics in accounting and baking. Students explore such topics as accounting in business, analyzing and recording transactions, adjusting accounts and preparing financial statements. Students learn the development of U.S. banking systems, how the Federal Reserve System works. The course also covers how interest works, the system of deposits in banks, negotiable instruments, bank loans, mortgages, and commercial lending. In addition to covering all the material associated with the standard economics course, students will think critically about the relationship between economics and politics.  The students will be required to apply economic theory to contemporary social, political, and economic issues. Students will also be asked to formulate and support opinions on several topics, including the degree of influence the government should have on the economy, whether the government should balance its budget, and the collection and distribution of tax revenue. (This course fulfills the graduation requirement for Financial Literacy.)  (NJIT Credit available)

    Core Courses:

    • English 10*
    • Geometry*, Algebra II* or Pre-Calculus*
    • Chemistry*
    • Health and Physical Education 10
    • US History I*
    • World Language
    • VPA Elective

    *Honors courses available and determined by grades and teacher recommendation

     


     11th Grade

    Academy: Accounting II  – Principles of Finance - Virtual Enterprises International

    The junior year focuses on more in-depth accounting principles such as inventories, cost of sales, cash and internal controls, long-term assets, and current liabilities. Students also learn about topics in finance including financial environment of business, financial management planning, financial Records, short-term and long-term financial activities and business insurance.  With an emphasis on college and career readiness, VEI is an in-school, live, global business simulation that offers students a competitive edge through project-based, collaborative learning and the development of 21st-century skills in entrepreneurship, global business, problem solving, communication, personal finance and technology. Drawing on the European tradition of apprenticeships, this multidimensional, experiential learning model, which is part of a global network of student-run businesses in over 40 countries, transforms high school students into independent-thinking business professionals and their classrooms into offices.
    Through developing and managing businesses, students gain expertise in problem-solving, decision-making, communication, collaboration, technology, and accessing, using and analyzing information—21st-century skills that are key to success in both college and careers.

    Core Courses:

    • English 11*
    • Algebra II*, Pre-Calculus*, AP Calculus
    • Physics*
    • Health and Physical Education 10
    • US History II*
    • World Language
    • Elective

    *Honors courses available and determined by grades and teacher recommendation

     


    12th Grade at MCST

    Career and Technical Education (Academy):

    • Career and Technical Education Elective (i.e. Virtual Enterprises International, Computer Science Principles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)
    • Senior Capstone
    • OR CCM for Academy coursework

    Structured Learning Experience (Graduation Requirement):

    • All Seniors must complete 120 hours of an approved internship in their respective career field.

    Core Courses: 

    • English 12* (required)
    • Health and Physical Education 12 (required)
    • AP Calculus, Statistics, Foundations of College Math
    • Environmental Science, Anatomy and Physiology I
    • World Language*

    *Honors courses available and determined by grades and teacher recommendation

     


    12th Grade at County College of Morris

    Eligible Seniors may complete their Senior coursework in full or in part at County College of Morris. See School Counseling Department for more information.

    Required Courses:

    FALL

    • English Composition I (ENG111)
    • Lifetime Wellness (HED128) or PE (labeled HES)
    • Academy Course (1)

    ECO 211 Principles of Macroeconomics
    ECO 212 Principles of Economics II (Micro)
    BUS 213 Business Law I
    MKT 113 Principles of Marketing I
    COM 104 Interpersonal Communications
    COM 109 Speech Fundamentals
    CMP126 Computer Applications (all but CIS students)
    CMP128 Computer Science 1 (all but CIS students)

    SPRING

    • English Composition II (ENG112)
    • PE or Lifetime Wellness (whichever was not taken in the Fall)
    • Academy Course (1) (see above list)

    *See Guidance (School Counseling) Department for additional information on CCM courses

    Structured Learning Experience

    • All Seniors must complete 120 hours of an approved internship in their respective career field.

     

Academy Video - Class of 2019