Business-BigBusiness, Management & Administration

If you want to run your own business or be the person that makes a business successful, be sure to look at the opportunities in the Business, Management and Administration Career Cluster. Students learn business skills essential to efficient, productive operations for any company.

This career cluster is organized into five career pathways:

  • Administrative and information support
  • Business analysis
  • Business, financial management and accounting
  • Human resources
  • Management


Business, Management & Administration Related Courses

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Related Courses


(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course introduces students to accounting concepts, career options, and the accounting cycles of a proprietorship, partnership and a corporation. Students will complete accounting business simulations. This course is articulated through Butler Community College.


(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Accounting I

Students continue working with accounting concepts, career options and the accounting cycles of a corporation. Students will complete accounting business simulations. This course is articulated through Butler Community College. Dual credit is available through Flint Hills Technical College.


(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Students gain hands-on experiences using features of the Microsoft Office Suite to complete real-world projects from simulations to school/community-based activities.



(Gr 9, 10) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course introduces students to the skills needed to be employable and successful in the workplace. The course also allows students to explore different career areas. Students examine current events to determine their impact on business and industry and legal and ethical behavior, acquire knowledge of safe and secure environmental controls to enhance productivity, and determine how resources should be managed to achieve company goals. As students learn about different types of business ownership, they interpret industry laws and regulations to ensure compliance, identify principles of business management, and analyze business practices to determine ethics and social responsibilities.


(One Trimester, 1⁄2 credit)

This course explores the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of children from birth through adolescence. Students also learn about child development as it relates to parenting and as it applies to the workplace. This course is articulated through multiple postsecondary institutions. Check with FCS staff for specific information.


(Gr 11,12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

Prerequisite: Accounting I & Accounting II

Students will learn how businesses plan for and evaluate their operating, financing and investing decisions and how accounting systems gather and provide data to internal and external decision makers. This course covers all the learning objectives of traditional college-level financial and managerial accounting courses. Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Pittsburg State University, Emporia State University and Sterling College currently grant college credit for students passing the end-of-course qualifying exam.


(Gr 9-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

This course is a study of computer-aided drafting, mechanical and architectural drafting, design and problem-solving.


(Gr 9,10) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This is a lab class that focuses on preparing food. Students gain an understanding of safe and sanitary food preparation practices, proper measuring techniques, recipe terminology, standard food preparation procedures and equipment. Lab experiences consist of preparing food according to approved standards. Students who do not successfully complete course expectations must have teacher approval to re-enroll in this class. This course may be used as a prerequisite for Baking and Pastry, Culinary Arts IA and/or Culinary Arts IB.


(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Students explore careers in travel and tourism, one of the world’s largest industries. Topics include: amusement and recreation, travel motivators, emerging trends, customer service, costs and pricing, marketing demands, geo-tourism, factors affecting the industry and the impact of technology.


(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course explores the personal characteristics and resources needed to start and run a small business profitably. Instruction includes the basics of planning, organizing, financing, starting, operating, and managing a small business in the free enterprise system. Students complete a business simulation, develop and run a business. This course is articulated through Butler Community College.


(Gr 9-11) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course covers topics that include: e-mail and other forms of online communication, Internet research skills, legal/ethical issues and e-commerce. Students also learn WordPress, HTML and basic web page design principles.


(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Internet Communications I

This course allows students to practice HTML, WordPress skills while creating/maintaining the EHS website. This course may be repeated for credit.


(Gr 11,12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course introduces students to the world of investing. Topics covered will include stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other types of investments. Students will participate in the Stock Market Simulation to gain hands-on experience of buying and selling stocks. This course is articulated through Butler Community College with completion of Consumer Education.


(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course is designed for those interested in developing skills and competencies needed for careers in marketing, merchandising, and management. Students will cover such topics as advertising, promotions, product development, marketing research, selling, human relations and career explorations. This course is articulated through Butler Community College.


(Gr 11,12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: By application to instructor

This course provides students with an overview of the banking system and services offered by financial institutions. Topics include laws and regulations, loan application process, client/business relations, and careers in finance and investing. Students are employees of the $partan $aver store and financial institution.


(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course helps teens develop the skills and knowledge to become better parents in the future. Students learn why parenting is a serious responsibility and how good management and interpersonal skills are relevant to parenting. The class incorporates infant simulators and the empathy belly as learning tools. This course articulates with several post-secondary institutions. Contact FCS faculty for the list.


(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course helps students understand and cope with personal, family and social challenges. It also addresses the needs and interests of individuals and family members as a way of strengthening the family unit. The course emphasizes goal-setting, decision-making, time management, balancing work and family, energy and stress management, and identification of alternative choices and coping strategies. This course also covers various issues that impact teenagers, including self-concept, family and peer relationships, substance abuse, personal loss, dating and teenage pregnancy, and violence.


This program provides hands-on training and work experience. Technical education courses include soft­ware programs, ten-key calculator/keypad, accounting, office technologies and procedures, business communication, keyboarding, supervision, transcription, Microsoft Office and records control.

Open to juniors and seniors.



Students in business, management and administration learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:

  • Chief executive officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Controller
  • Adjuster
  • Budget, cost or systems analyst
  • Marketing manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Training and development specialist
  • Executive assistant
  • Wholesale or retail buyer
  • Retail salesperson
  • Meeting and convention planner
  • Bookkeeper
  • Office manager
  • Receptionist