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Lower Merion School District


Dual Enrollment Courses

Lower Merion School District has entered into a partnership with Gwynedd Mercy University as part of the District’s commitment to provide juniors and seniors with opportunities for successful transition from high school to college. The Dual Enrollment Program is offered to Harriton and Lower Merion High School students. The Program allows students to take up to four college courses and earn up to twelve college credits upon successful completion. These courses are taught in our buildings, by LMSD teachers who have been approved as adjunct professors by the participating college/university.

The suggested course sequence is to take Introduction to Business Seminar and Principles of Marketing junior year and then Accounting and Principles of Management senior year. Exceptions to the suggested course sequence will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Students are required to pay all tuition and course fees once admitted in order to be scheduled for the course(s). The projected tuition for each course is $400.

Semester 1

DE Introduction to Business Seminar (3 College Credits)

Length/credit: 1 semester - 0.5 credit
Grade(s): 11, 12
Course Number: 18090103

This course explores the nature and scope of business, examines its component parts, and describes how business is organized and managed. It provides an integrated and balanced coverage of the foundations of business, economics, forms of business ownership, business ethics and social responsibility, human resource management, marketing, and the role of accounting in business.

DE Principles of Marketing (3 College Credits)

Length/credit: 1 semester - 0.5 credit
Grade(s): 11, 12
Course Number: 18090303

This course explores many of the essential principles of marketing. Topics include the marketing mix, strategic planning, consumer behavior, segmentation, targeting, positioning, marketing research, market intelligence, marketing communication, digital marketing, as well as customer satisfaction, loyalty, and empowerment. Students will apply the concepts learned in class to create and present a comprehensive marketing analysis of an existing company of their choice.

Semester 2

DE Accounting (3 College Credits)

Length/credit: 1 semester - 0.5 credit
Grade(s): 11, 12
Course Number: 18090203

This course focuses on completing all steps of the accounting cycle for a business while following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This includes understanding the accounting equation, analyzing transactions into debits and credits, journalizing, posting to a general ledger, cash control systems, preparation a worksheet with adjusting entries, preparation of financial statements (income statement, statement of owner’s equity, balance sheet), recording closing entries and preparing a post-closing trial balance.

DE Principles of Management (3 College Credits)

 Length/credit: 1 semester - 0.5 credit
Grade(s): 11, 12
Course Number: 18090403

This course addresses the methods by which management can influence an organization. Topics include managing and performing, managerial decision making, external and internal organization environments and corporate culture, ethics, corporate responsibility and sustainability, strategic analysis and the strategic management process, organizational structure, human resource management, diversity in organizations and leadership. Students will expand their knowledge by conducting an extensive interview with a manager and sharing their findings with the class.