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Business Finance Pathway

October 24, 2016



Introduction Level

  • Business Essentials (.5 credits) This is a course designed to give students an overview of the business, marketing and finance career cluster occupations. Students will develop an ujnderstnading of how academic skills in mathematics, economics, and written and oral communications are integral components of success in these occupations.  Students will 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, determine how resources should be managed to chieve company goals, and identify employability and personal skills needed to obtain a career and be successful in the workplace.  As students learn about different types of business ownership, they will interpret industry laws and regulationst ot ensure compliance, identify principles of business management, and analyze business practices to determine ethics and social responsibilities. 

Technical Level

  • Entrepreneurship (.5 credits) This course will take students on a step-by-step journey through the entire process of owning their own business. Students will select  products or services to sell, determine who customers are, learn how to market a business, obtain financing, manage employees, and more.
  • Accounting (1 credit) Prepares one to understand the concepts needed by a person to make good business decisions and keep up-to-date financial records. Students will learn how to plan, keep, analyze,, and interpret financial records.

Application Level

  • Advanced Accounting (1 credit) An extension of Accounting I where most work is completed using computerized accounting.


*Students who complete 3 credits in the pathway are eligible to receive college credit from the following colleges: Washburn Institute of Technology (in lieu of completing BAT 220 or BAT 115)

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