Academy for Global Commerce

  • Commerce is the exchange of goods, services, information and money between businesses or entities. In today’s world, commerce is inherently global; connected to and dependent upon international supply chains and financial institutions. Students in the Academy for Global Commerce at MCST can choose to focus on Finance or Supply Chain Management, but all Academy students will have exposure to the foundations of both as well as the foundations of general business.

    Finance

    This concentration includes how to plan, manage and analyze the financial and monetary aspects and performance of business enterprises, banking institutions, or other organizations. The FIB concentration also includes instruction in business law, financial accounting, financial instruments, capital planning, funds acquisition, asset and debt management, budgeting, investing, and financial analysis.

     

    Supply Chain Management

    This concentration includes developing the knowledge and management skills necessary to build and maintain an effective supply chain. The GSCM track includes but is not limited to, instruction in project management, business decision-making, logistics, business ethics, continuous improvement strategies, sustainability, and creating and maintaining business relationships.

Academy Teacher

Phone: 973-627-4600 Ext 279

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Deirdre Romero

Global Commerce Classrooms

The Finance and International Business room! - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA
The Global Supply Chain Management room. - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Career Pathways for Global Commerce Students

  • Career Pathways in Global Commerce:

    Finance & International Business:

    • Securities & Investments
    • Business Finance
    • Banking Services
    • Insurance
    • Business Information Management
    • Human Resources Management

    Supply Chain Management:

    • General Management
    • Logistics Planning and Management Services
    • Operations Management
    • Business Information Management
    • Sales and Service

     

    Seniors in the Academy for Finance & International Business have completed internships with (including but not limited to): (NOTE: 22-23 is our first year of Supply Chain Seniors)

    Allied Wealth Partners M.A. Dermaceuticals
    Bleakley Financial Group Manish Shah CPA
    Duphiney Financial Network Morris County Chamber of Commerce
    Finance Department of Parsippany Troy Hills Township Morris Habitat for Humanity ReStore
    First Night Morris Mount Olive Municipal Office
    G100 Companies
    New Jersey Small Business Development Center of Northwest Jersey
    Garden Homes West Orange Jewelers
    Kent International Inc. YMCA
    Kiera Ogden  

Academy Course of Study

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    9th Grade

    Academy: Core Four & International Business Strategies

    The ninth-grade core four course provides an introduction to four of the main areas of business, including management, marketing, finance, and supply chain. During this introductory course students will also focus on developing 21st-century skills that are key to success in both college and careers, including communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving. In international business strategies, students explore various topics including the study of the influences on global business, the role governments play in global business, the structures of international business organizations, importing and exporting goods, trade relations, foreign exchange and international finance.

    Core Courses:

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

    NOTE: Financial Literacy is a 2.5 credit graduation requirement that is taken along with Academy courses throughout 9th, 10th, and 11th grade.

     


    10th Grade

    Academy: FINANCE Concentration - Introduction to Business Law & Principles of Finance

    The tenth-grade year covers an introduction to business law, including ethical decision making, constitutional rights, court systems, contract law, and legal forms of business organization. Through case study analysis, students will practice developing an opinion and respectfully delivering the opinion to an audience. Principles of finance includes the strategies for executing strong personal finance routines and expands to the financial environment of business. Students will explore the areas of financial management planning, investment strategies, financial records, as well as short-term and long-term financial activities. The principles of finance course fulfills the graduation requirement for Financial Literacy.

    Academy: SUPPLY CHAIN Concentration - Introduction to Concepts in Supply Chain Management & Supply Chain Strategy

    The tenth-grade year covers an introduction to supply chain management, where students will understand the global network used to deliver products/services and the relationships between trading partners. Students will analyze the supply chain flow, strategic sourcing and supplier selection, as well as execute ethical decision making. In supply chain strategy, students will explore the areas of project management, continuous improvement strategies (LEAN manufacturing, Six Sigma),  transportation and distribution functions, inventory management, and creating and maintaining business relationships. Through project-based learning, students will collaborate in teams, formulate solutions and respectfully deliver their recommendations to an authentic audience.

    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 - Both Finance and Supply Chain Concentrations - Virtual Enterprises International

    With an emphasis on college and career readiness, Virtual Enterprises International (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.

    Academy - Finance Concentration - College Level Accounting

    The eleventh-grade year focuses on accounting principles, such as analyzing and recording transactions, adjusting accounts and preparing financial statements. The accounting content expands to explore the concepts related to financial and managerial accounting, including inventories, cost of sales, corporate reporting and analysis, financial statement analysis, and the process of costing. 

    Academy - Supply Chain Concentration - Logistics Optimization and Sustainability

    The eleventh-grade year focuses on principles of the supply chain, such as ethical sourcing and sustainability, logistics and optimizing production, and capacity planning. With an emphasis on college and career readiness, Virtual Enterprises International (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*, 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):

    • 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)
    • Calculus, Statistics, Foundations of College Math
    • Environmental Science, Anatomy and Physiology I
    • World Language*

    *Honors courses available and determined by grades and teacher recommendation

    NOTE: Financial Literacy is a 2.5 credit graduation requirement that is taken along with Academy courses throughout 9th, 10th, and 11th grade. This course is transcripted senior year, after the successful completion of the learning activities in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade. If a senior has not successfully completed the financial literacy requirement, the course will be taken in 12th grade.

     


    12th Grade at County College of Morris

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

    Structured Learning Experience

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