Welcome back!  9th Gr. orientation 8/30/22, All students return 8/31/22.

Business
Management

Program Description

Business Management prepares students for a variety of career paths, including accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, bookkeeping, customer service, and retail sales. Students gain skills in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, online accounting, and bookkeeping software, such as QuickBooks, and web design.

Business Management students are prepared to seek employment after graduation or continue on to college as business majors. The program provides dual enrollment college credits.

Level I

Business Management I and Entrepreneurship introduces the processes and activities involved in Business Management. The course provides core content applicable to all aspects of business and encompasses the practical applications of management theory. Students will be introduced to the fundamental management functions, including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling from multiple perspectives. The course is designed with a skills-based approach and focuses on: communication (oral, written, non verbal, and listening), problem-solving, teamwork, decision making, conflict resolution, and critical analysis.

The course objectives are to acquire a foundational knowledge of business and human resources management, information management, and organizational practices, apply knowledge of ethical business practices to establish and continue business operations, utilize information technology tools to manage and perform work responsibilities, and develop an insight into the management skills necessary for a successful future.

Level II

Small Business Management students gain proficiency in QuickBooks accounting and bookkeeping software. Additionally, students will develop their skills in online marketing and publishing and their entrepreneurial interests. Students will have the opportunity to job shadow and work in local businesses. It is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to make informed business decisions. Topics include the basic concepts of accounting, finance, cash management, taxes, business law, government regulations, staffing, and marketing. Students will participate in job shadowing and short internships with local businesses.

For more detailed information go to our Program of Study.

Clubs and Activities

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)

FBLA-PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

Industry Recognized Credentials

Stukent-Social Media Mktg. Simulation
Quickbooks Online Certification-Quickbooks Online Accounting
Google for Education Applied Digital Skill
Link & Learn Taxes-Basic-IRS
Microsoft Office Specialist-Word, Powerpoint

Your Instructor

Linda Alvarez

I graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in history. Most recently I have started the MBA in Marketing and Communications at Fitchburg State University. I also have owned, operated, and sold two successful restaurants. I won the best cafe in Florida by Florida Trend Magazine in 2000. I was a founding member of the Windham Grows, Vermont Farm and Food Small Business Accelerator, and I worked with the Restaurant Apprenticeship program. I have also taught high school and middle school for sixteen years. I am starting this year as a Business Instructor at the Windham Regional Career Center. I am very excited to start this new chapter in my professional career.