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Embark on a real life, relevant journey with our Business Management and Administration CTE program, where the world of business becomes your playground! Imagine crafting and launching your own student enterprise and unraveling the secrets of marketing success. Dive into the dynamic Business Operations course, where your management skills take center stage.

Whether you're dreaming of starting your own business or earning credit for your work experience, this program is your personal launchpad. Customize your learning through independent studies while engaging in real-world projects that spark innovation, collaboration, and connection. Join us not just in a class but in a learning community that offers expanding leadership opportunities with DECA and fosters growth, creativity, and expansive possibilities in the world of business – get ready to unleash your potential!

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of fundamental business concepts, including management, marketing, accounting, finance, human resource management, and legal aspects, through coursework and practical applications.
  • Develop skills in planning, launching, and operating a business, employing design thinking, and utilizing the business model canvas to conceptualize and present business ideas for evaluation. Apply these skills in the potential launch of a student enterprise.
  • Gain proficiency in marketing concepts, product planning, selling, promotion, and advertising, while exploring the Marketing Mix (Product, Place, Promotion, Price) through individual and team projects.
  • Learn and apply employability skills in Business Operations 1 and 2, including teamwork, communication, leadership, and professional skills, while starting, operating, and scaling a THS student business, such as the SpiritBox vending machine.
  • Engage in expanded leadership opportunities through DECA participation in Marketing Applications: DECA Leadership Business A/B and apply skills learned in previous business classes to plan, prepare, and execute individual DECA projects.
  • Apply management skills and supervise the operation of a THS student enterprise in Independent Studies: Business and Management A/B, with the potential to earn College Now credit through LCC for demonstrating proficiency.
  • Develop project-based learning skills in Leadership/Projects – Business, planning, preparing, and executing individual projects to support individual learning and development.
  • Obtain practical work experience in a business-related field through Work Experience: Business Management, applying classroom skills to on-the-job situations and earning credit for successful completion of the program.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to business scenarios, problem-solving situations, and individual projects, fostering innovation, collaboration, connection, and curiosity.
  • Prepare for post-secondary education and future careers in business and management through a combination of classroom learning, practical experience, and leadership opportunities, aligning with real-world relevance in the field.

Possibilities After Graduation

Classes in the pathway include: Introduction to Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Business Operations, Leadership Projects Business, Independent Studies Business Management, and DECA.

Career possibilities include: Business Owner, Accountant, Marketing Assistant, General Manager, Project Manager. 

Annual Salary Range: $48,000 - $100,000+

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