Business

Test drive a business and marketing course!


Which pathways are offered?

  • Business 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.
  • General 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.
  • Marketing Communication—This pathway prepares students to plan, coordinate, and implement marketing strategies, advertising, promotion, and public relations activities.

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

Some of the jobs include:

  • Accountant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Art/Graphics Director
  • Benefits Specialist
  • Bill and Account Collector
  • Business Consultant 
  • Copywriter
  • Customer Service Representative 
  • Human Resources Manager 
  • Promotions Manager
  • Public Relations Manager

What is the salary outlook?*

Salaries vary depending on the job, experience, and location but approximate sample salaries include:

  • Accountant—$69,350/year
  • Administrative Assistant—$37,870/year
  • Benefits Specialist—$62,680/year
  • Bill and Account Collector—$35,330/year
  • Copywriter—$61,820/year
  • Promotions Manager—$129,380/year
  • Public Relations Manager—$111,280/year

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 13, 2018.  Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Business Information Processing Exam
  • The NOCTI General Management Exam
  • The NOCTI Advertising and Design Job Ready Assessments
  • The NOCTI Financial and Managerial Accounting Exam
  • A*S*K Business Institute Entrepreneurship/Management Exam
  • A*S*K Business Institute Finance Exam
  • A*S*K Fundamental Marketing Concepts Exam
  • Microsoft Office certifications (up to four, each attainable in one semester)