Business


Business Education students have the opportunity to develop business skills every professional needs. The program focuses on office administration, management, accounting, and entrepreneurship.  Students spend a great deal of time developing practical skills like communicating effectively, working efficiently with computer applications, leading projects, negotiating, and motivating people. Students learn about management and leadership styles, emotional intelligence, how businesses function, and much more. Students who enjoy planning, organizing, determining what is and is not working within teams or projects, like structure but want to be in a relaxed setting where they are able to share their own thoughts about how to approach things or deal with situations, and like the idea of interacting with other students on a daily basis will enjoy this program.

Take this free Business Career Test; learn how your interests relate to career areas in business:
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Year I
There are two major components to Year I of the Business program: Office Administration and Management.   Office Administration prepares students with Microsoft Office and communication skills that are used in many professional positions. The Management component provides students an opportunity to develop personal management skills; acquire a clear understanding of what is involved in hiring, training, supporting, and supervising employees; and plan, organize, and implement team projects using various management techniques.

 

Year II
The second year of the business program focuses on Accounting and Entrepreneurship. Students learn how to analyze business transactions for businesses and have the opportunity to create their own business transactions for a business of their choice.  Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the functions of the accounting cycle and using Quickbooks Online to maintain a business’s records. Year II also provides students the time and space to create a product or service that solves a problem or meets a need and the opportunity to pitch their innovative ideas to a panel of judges to win funding to help turn their wishful thinking into a reality.

 

Hear students from INCubatoredu high schools throughout the country talk about their thoughts and experiences with INCubatoredu https://vimeo.com/191072719 

Watch this 2 minute video for inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCNt_31f-XE

Instructor: Brenda Dolloff


Professional Certifications
Tech I: Microsoft Office Specialist in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Tech II: Quickbooks Online Certification

 

Skills/Knowledge Gained
Living an independent life—managing money, bills, credit, loans, etc.
Planning, organizing, implementing, and controlling functions of management
Hiring, training, and developing employees
Communicating in the workplace
Analyzing business transactions

Class Activities
Formatting professional documents
Role-playing workplace scenarios
Hiring activities
Analyzing and journalizing business transactions
Developing budgets and various financial spreadsheets
Starting a new business

Dual Enrollment/College Credits
Thomas College (up to 9 college credits)
Husson University (3 college credits)

Entry Level Career Opportunities
Office Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Secretary
Receptionist
Bookkeeper
Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk

Career Opportunities (with further education)
Office Administration
Business Management
Human Resource Management
Accountant/CPA
Finance