The Business, Management, and Administration Cluster prepares students with computer skills for future college and career plans. Cluster skills mastered include planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating, as well as, owning and operating a sucessful business.
Job opportunities in business are varied and educational requirements vary according to specialization. Business professionals may be managers, owners, accountants, economists, administrators, or analysts. Those considering a career in business, especially entrepreneurs, should be analytical, detail-oriented, flexible, and decisive. They will be required to coordinate several activities at once, quickly analyze and solve specific problems, and cope with deadlines. Business professionals should also have good communication skills and be able to establish working relationships with many different people, from managers, supervisors, and other professioanls to clerks and related workers.
-Meet Our Instructors-
Mrs. Michelle Thaxton
(Rockmart and Cedartown Campus)
(Each pathway is a sequence of three courses that must be completed in the order indicated.)
-Introduction to Business and Technology
-Legal Environment of Business
Introduction to Business and Technology: Introduction to Business & Technology is the foundational course for Business and Technology, Entrepreneurship pathway. The course is designed to provide an overview of business and technology skills required for today's business environment. Knowledge of business principles, the impact of financial decisions, and technology proficiencies demanded by business combine to establish the elements of this course. Emphasis is placed on developing proficient fundamental computer skills required for all career pathways. Students will learn essentials for working in a business environment, managing a business, and owning a business. The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information-based society. Students will not only understand the concepts, but apply their knowledge to situations and defend their actions/decisions/choices through the knowledge and skills acquired in this course. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the employability skills standards and content standards for this course.
Legal Environment of Business: Legal Environment of Business addresses statutes and regulations affecting businesses, families, and individuals. All students will benefit with the knowledge of business law as they will eventually assume roles as citizens, workers, and consumers in their communities and in society at large. Students will get an overview of business law while concentrating on the legal aspects of business ownership and management. Legal issues addressed include court procedures, contracts, torts, consumer law, employment law, environmental law, international law, ethics, and the role of the government in business. Students will not only understand the concepts, but will also apply their knowledge to situations and defend their actions, decisions, and choices. Various forms of technologies will be highlighted to expose students to the emerging technologies impacting the business world. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are expanded in this course to prepare students to be college and career ready. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout this course to demonstrate skills required by business and industry. Legal Environment of Business is the second course in the Entrepreneurship pathway. Students enrolled in this course should have successfully completed the first course in the pathway Introduction to Business & Technology.
Entrepreneurship: How do you turn an idea into a business? Experience just that in this course! Entrepreneurship focuses on recognizing a business opportunity, starting a business, operating and maintaining a business. Students will be exposed to the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and innovation in this course as they will either be the business owner or individuals working in a competitive job market in the future. Integration of accounting, finance, marketing, business management, legal and economic environments will be developed throughout projects in this course. Working to develop a business plan that includes structuring the organization, financing the organization, and managing information, operations, marketing, and human resources will be a focus in the course. Engaging students in the creation and management of a business and the challenges of being a small business owner will be fulfilled in this course.
Various forms of technologies will be used to expose students to resources and application of business principles for starting, operating and maintaining a business. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are enhanced in this course to prepare students to be college and career ready. Entrepreneurship is the third course in the pathway.