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The Business Management & Administration career cluster will prepare students for careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to business operations.   The Finance career cluster prepares students for careers in financial and investment planning, banking, insurance and business financial management. 

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in business, management, and financial occupations is expected to grow 8% from 2020-2030.  Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors.  In addition, increasing usage of data and market research in order to understand customers and product demand, and to evaluate marketing strategies, will lead to growing demand for market research analysts.


DECA is a state recognized Career Technical Student Organization that improves the quality and relevance of Business courses. Membership in DECA is recommended for all students taking business classes.

FBLA 2022

BUSINESS I (Introduction to Business & Marketing) – Single Block; One Semester; One Credit;
Recommended for 9th -10th Grades, but open to 11th -12th  grades; Prerequisite: None.

If you are interested in being an entrepreneur, this is the class for you! Introduction to Business and Marketing prepares students for the business world by examining business concepts and operations, global marketplaces, and current economic situations. Students will understand the basic principles of a business plan, financial statements, budgets, and the functions of marketing. Students will also explore key aspects of leadership, ethical and social responsibilities, and careers.

BUSINESS II (Business Communications) – Single Block; One Semester; One Credit; 9th - 12th  Grades; Prerequisite: Introduction to Business and Marketing. Business Communications is a hands-on course where students build self-confidence and develop computer/software skills essential for college and business careers. Students will develop effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques, conflict resolution strategies, and business writing skills. Using realistic projects, students will create visual communications through digital design, organize and analyze data in spreadsheets and graphs, apply rules of “netiquette” to online communications, and build confidence in oral communications such as presentations and a personal elevator pitch.

BUSINESS IIA (Accounting I) - Single Block; One Semester; One Credit; 10th - 12th  Grades; Prerequisite: Business I (Introduction to Business & Marketing). Accounting I is an essential course for students who wish to pursue careers in business and finance. Students will develop skills to analyze business transactions, journalize, post, and prepare worksheets and financial statements and apply financial analysis to business processes. Whether students plan to be future business owners or work in finance with other companies, accounting skills are fundamental to success and applicable in many different fields.

BUSINESS III (Business Management)— Single Block; One Semester; One Credit; 11th - 12th  Grades; Prerequisite: Business I (Intro to Bus. & Marketing). Business II (Business Communications) is recommended.  This course focuses on the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling functions required for the production and delivery of goods and services.  Students will learn how to manage employees, equipment and capital to achieve business goals.  Throughout the course, students will act as management consultants to study a local business and offer recommendations for improvement.

BUSINESS IIISDC (Introduction To Business DUAL CREDIT) (S-o-S) (C12H44) – One Semester; One Credit; Prerequisites: 11th -12th  Grades Only. Business I and Business II recommended.  

Business Class

Introduction to Business is a statewide dual credit course and a third level course in the Business Management program of study. Topics include business ownership and organization, understanding and managing financial resources, workforce and decision making, creating demand and competing in the marketplace, logistics and supply chain management, and career planning. Throughout the course students will connect with local entrepreneurs to better understand entrepreneurship and effective management techniques. All students will take the challenge exam, free of charge, for an opportunity to earn college credit.

ACCOUNTING II DUAL ENROLLMENT – College Credit Opportunity Available.  Single Block; One Semester;  One High School Credit; Three College Credits; 10th  -12th  Grades; Prerequisites and/or Requirements: Students must have a “C” or above in Accounting I or permission from the instructor to take Accounting II DE.

Business Class 2022

Accounting II is the second level course in the Finance program of study. Students who take Accounting II Dual Enrollment will earn one high school credit in Accounting II and three college credits in Accounting 1010 from Roane State Community College. 


WORK BASED LEARNING:  Students who have completed two or more Business credits may be eligible to earn course credit and gain real world work experience through WBL.  See page  for more information.