The Warren High School Business Department prepares students for the challenges they will face in everyday business decisions. Students have the opportunity to take classes in Personal Finance, Real Estate, Entrepreneurship and Accounting. Through these offerings, students will learn the fundamental skills to make sound business and economic choices that will impact their future.

Throughout our courses, students are exposed to investments, credit scores and famous entrepreneurs. Students develop a strong understanding of how the economy works and how to move forward in their career and/or college journey.

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Personal Finance

Students will learn about:

  • Budgets
  • Interest
  • Checking/Savings/Importance of Banks
  • Face to Face Interviews/Jobs
  • Credit/How it works?
  • Retirement Plans
  • Credit Scores
  • Understanding Paychecks
  • Moving Out Plans
  • College/Careers

Real Estate Principles

Topics covered include:

  • Licensing Requirements for Agents/Brokers
  • Disclosure Statements
  • Agency Relationships
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Offers & Counter Offers
  • Real Estate Lending process
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Landlord and Tenant Relationship


Students will focus on:

  • Needs vs. Wants
  • Supply and Demand Curve
  • Business Plans
  • Understanding Customers
  • Knowing the Competition
  • Promoting a Business
  • Distribution
  • Types of Ownerships
  • Financial Reports/Income statements
  • Employee Relationships/Handbook/Staffing
  • Inventory
  • Hours of operations


Topics covered include:

  • Accounting Equation
  • Debit and Credit
  • Analyzing Transactions
  • Journals and Ledgers
  • Checking Accounts/Petty Cash
  • Worksheet/Adjusting Entries
  • Income Statements & Balance Sheets
  • Closing Reports/Month-end reports
  • Subsidiary Accounts
  • Special Journals
  • Payroll Withholdings
  • Calculating Employee Earnings