Business Management & Administration

This career cluster prepares for career opportunities that are dedicated to performing administrative managerial processes vital to the success and on-going existence of a business organization, regardless of the sector or industry in which the business resides or the product/service it provides.

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Core skills that are necessary for success in these occupations:

  • Management of Financial Resources – Making spending decisions and keeping track of what is spent
  • Management of Material Resources – Managing equipment and materials
  • Negotiation – Bringing people together to solve differences
  • Management of Personnel Resources – Selecting and managing the best workers for a job
  • Persuasion – Talking people into changing their minds or their behavior
  • Service Orientation – Looking for ways to help people
  • Systems Analysis – Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • Systems Evaluation – Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
  • Writing – Writing things for co-workers or customers
  • Coordination – Changing what is done based on other people’s actions

Career Pathway

Operations Management

Business Financial Management and Accounting Pathway

General Management

Human Resources Management

Business Information Management

Administrative and Information Support Pathway

Health Informatics Pathway

Food Products and Processing Systems Pathway

Administrative Support

Professional Support Services Pathway

Banking and Related Services Pathway

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