The Business Administration program prepares students to contribute to and take leading positions in business and society. The program helps students comprehend the underlying business principles and develop an ability to think critically and solve problems. Through entrepreneurship education, students gain a clearer picture of the many steps and processes involved in developing and operating a small business. Strong technology skills are required in today’s and tomorrow’s business world; therefore, a students learning is integrated by the frequent use of computer applications and other technology devices.
Internship/On the Job Experience
Introduction to Business
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
- 2 credits in language arts, 2 credits in science, 2 credits in mathematics (Algebra I is required), two credits in social studies, and two elective credits. A total of 10 credits are needed for admission.
- Mathematical aptitude, computer literacy, organizational skills, ability to think logically and to work with others, good writing and editing skills.
High School Credits Earned
(Note: Some schools also allow 1 embedded Mathematics credit for successful completion of Accounting.
College Credits Earned
Johnson State College
BUS 2002 Principles of Business Management
BUS 2020 Small Business Management
Community College of Vermont
ACC 1010 Office Accounting
CIS 1041 Computer Applications
Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Certification (MCASC)
Virtual Business: Personal Finance
Students may enter the program as a junior or senior.
With instructor permission, students may have the opportunity for a second year customized program that includes attending college classes.
Careers in Business (use Business as the key word)
The job outlook for business majors is generally pretty solid, but your exact job prospects and projected job growth depends on your specialty. Business majors, particularly those who focused in areas like statistics or economics, can expect to earn the highest salaries early on. Those working in public relations, advertising, banking and finance will experience slightly below average job growth, while those pursuing careers in management consulting will see a dramatic increase in job opportunities. Industries like health care are also growing rapidly, and business majors can find jobs in-house for medical and care giving institutions or with other strong industries as a way of improving their job outlook.
The Fastest Growing Jobs in Business:
Accountant and Auditor
Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Manager and Specialist
Market Research Analyst
Personal Financial Advisor
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