Business & Finance

Get Ahead of the Curve

Everyone is looking for ways to ensure they stand out in a crowd of applicants. By exploring your business options now, you can get a leg up on the competition.

Which pathways are offered?

Business Management—This pathway prepares students to lead and manage others, improve processes and policies, and manage a range of personnel issues and concerns while focusing on the bottom line.

Finance—This pathway prepares students to manage policy and strategy and implement them for an organization’s capital structure, budgeting, acquisition and investment, financial modeling and planning, funding, dividends, and taxation.

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Examples of jobs include:

  • Administrative services manager
  • Benefits specialist
  • Bill and account collector
  • Business consultant
  • Customer service representative
  • Financial analyst
  • Human resources manager
  • Office manager

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

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What could my future look like in this career field?**


**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.

Which potential pathway certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • Certiport Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • Certiport Communication Skills for Business
  • A*S*K* Entrepreneurship/Management Exam
  • Microsoft Office certifications (up to four, each attainable in one semester)***
  • ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)

***Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.