Business Management & Administration

The Business, Management and Administration Cluster prepares learners for careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy and require specific skills in organization, time management, customer service and communication.

The business management and administration services industry is projected to be one of the fastest growing through the year 2020. Nearly half of all jobs are in managerial and professional occupations, and nearly one-fourth of all workers are self-employed. The business management and administration services industry is one of the highest-paying industries. In the next few years, many new jobs will be added and many openings will result from the need to replace experienced workers who leave jobs.

2014-15 Programs of Study

Business Management

Business Management prepares students for the dynamic careers of today’s business environments. Business Management careers encompass planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. In this program of study, students gain knowledge and skills in computer applications, accounting principles, business law, business economics, and management. Upon completion of this POS, students will graduate with strong foundational skills transferable to virtually any industry, and a broad range of knowledge to further their career, academic, or entrepreneurial goals.

Course Standards

*Submitted to State Board of Education on first reading January 2014.

1Satisfies ½ credit of Economics required for graduation.

2Satisfies ½ credit of U.S. Government required for graduation.

Administrative and Information Support

The Administrative and Information Support program of study focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to be effective administrators and support specialists in a variety of business settings. Course content covers word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software; business writing, effective communications, and digital citizenship; and advanced coursework in administrative management and computer applications. Upon completion of this POS, students will be equipped to continue their study of business at postsecondary institutions or seek immediate employment in entry-level positions with business and industry.

Course Standards

*Submitted to State Board of Education on first reading January 2014.

Health Services Administration

Health Services Administration introduces students to the growing field of health care informatics, management, and support. Students begin the program of study by learning foundational skills in business, including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software; they then move on to content related specifically to health science, administration, and the use and management of health information technologies. Upon completion of this POS, students will be prepared to enter a range of careers in the health sciences or business administration fields.

Course Standards

*Submitted to State Board of Education on first reading January 2014.

Courses for Elective Credit

CTE Standards Revisions: Phase II Resources for 2014-15

Last Update: June 5, 2014