Business Management and Finance
Instructor: Bob Hartman
The C4 Business cluster will prepare students for careers in financial service businesses such as: stock broker, real estate, banking, accounting, mortgage broker, insurance, investment advisor, financial planner and entrepreneur.
Career Pathway documents show students some possible career opportunities that are open to them depending on their interests, strengths and competencies. Meeting the career-related needs of students calls for alignment with career opportunities in authentic work settings. Career Pathways provide a useful framework to aid both students and educators in making those meaningful connections to the working world.
To help students plan their career and college goals, pathway documents are available:
Accounting – Ivy Tech Community College
Business Administration – Ivy Tech Community College
Technical Honors Diploma
Recognizing the success of the career and technical program in students’ lives, Indiana created the Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma. This diploma emphasizes rigorous academic standards and expectations along with vital technical skills. The Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma prepares students to easily move from high school to college, the workforce, or elsewhere with a clear focus on their career goals.
Advantages of a Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma for students include:
- preparation for both college and careers,
- opportunities to earn college credits while still in high school,
- opportunities to explore Indiana’s high wage and high-demand occupations,
- ability to move more easily into their college major, saving time and money,
- options to gain practical, real-world working experience,
- chances to earn employer-recognized certifications,
- learning valuable skills and training sought by Indiana employers.
Student Leadership Organization
BPA, Business Professionals of America, is for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. BPA has a history as a student organization that contributes to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academics and technological skills for students at the Secondary and the Postsecondary levels. Through co-curricular programs and services, members of Business Professionals of America compete in demonstrations of their business technology skills, network with one another and professionals across the nation, and get involved in the betterment of their community through good works projects.