Business Management

The Business Management Career Academy is a competency-based training program designed to prepare graduating students for successful employment in the business world with a focus on small business management. The academy will help prepare the graduates with skills in accounting, business administration, marketing, and an appreciation of business ethics. The combination of job skills and awareness gained through this training is high transferable to most jobs in local businesses.

Job Outlook


Real World Experience

  • Job-shadow or internship
  • Work Seminar / Employment Skills

Foundational Required Courses

  • Word Processing/Keyboarding I
  • Computer Applications (MOS Certification)
  • Introduction to Computer Technology
  • College Introduction to Business

Recommended Courses

  • Basic Accounting
  • Personal Finance
  • Word Processing/Keyboarding II
  • College Financial Literacy
  • Criminal & Civil Law
  • Web Design & Application/Coding
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Statistics
  • AP/College Economics
  • AP Psychology
  • Psychology of Human Behavior & Personality
  • Philosophy & Human Values
  • Global Perspectives

Career Options

High school, two year college, four year college: Related service employment such as manager, general manager, accountant, auditor, attorney, compliance officer, business executive, entrepreneur, sales executive, financial analyst, actuary, buyer, budget analyst, advertising executive, purchasing agent, financial advisor, financial examiner, public relations specialist.

Job Skills

In addition to having an understanding of basic business concepts, employers expect their workers to have other skills such as:

  • Listening Skills
  • Effectively Communicate
  • Use Problem Solving Skills
  • Time Management
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity

Postsecondary Programs

Postsecondary Programs are available through:

  • Northwest Technical College
  • Alexandria Technical College
  • Northland Community College
  • Bemidji State University
  • University of Minnesota

Business and Industry Experiences/Partners

Students in the academy will participate in job shadowing, internships, and possible part-time employment with area businesses.

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