Business Management & Administration

High school students looking to enter the business world will find immense value from the Business Management & Administration career field. Each course within this career field targets these opportunities, covering the skills required to succeed in business.

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Business and Administration Classes for High School Students

Students can discover informative, engaging, and exciting classes to help them achieve their career goals. While enrolled at K12 Private Academy, students can choose from these pathways within this career field:

Entrepreneurship Career Pathway

Becoming a business owner is an exciting venture that can prove fulfilling for the prepared entrepreneur. High school students who dream of owning their own businesses can benefit from this unique opportunity to discover what it takes for a business to be successful. From the creation of financial plans to marketing strategies, this career pathway is a great fit for young entrepreneurs in the making.

Enrolled students:

  • Explore what makes a business successful
  • Learn how to promote a business and attract investors
  • Discover what it takes to launch and grow a business
  • Gain real-world skills through project-based learning

General Management Career Pathway

If your student’s goal is to manage a team and help a business grow, then the general management career pathway is a great option to explore. Courses cover project-based learning initiatives that help students develop skills through hands-on learning. Designed for the 21st century, these high school career classes teach students about leadership, communication, teamwork, creative problem solving, and critical thinking.

Enrolled students:

  • Discover how teamwork contributes to the success of businesses
  • Develop leadership skills to build and manage productive teams
  • Get introduced to business law and the principles of marketing and finance
  • Learn the computer skills necessary to complete business goals

What could my future look like in this career field?*


*Data is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated frequently.

Which potential pathway certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • PMI Project Management Ready™  
  • Certiport Entrepreneurship and Small Business 
  • Precision Exams Entrepreneurship Certification
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Business Office Specialist
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Get Started With Career and College Prep

Whether your student is interested in a career in accounting, marketing, or embarking on their own journey as an entrepreneur, our career and college prep program has a pathway suited for them. Students can learn the core foundations of business operations and functions while building a variety of leadership, team-building, and management skills they can carry with them into their professional careers.

*Opportunities vary by school; please visit your school page or check with your school counselor.

**The timing for sufficient exam preparation, necessary prerequisites, and exam fees vary per certification. Students should check with their school counselor for details on exam fee coverage opportunities.

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