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Management & Business Academy
Through the use of technology and professional community connections the Management and Business Academy will prepare students for college or a career in business.
Why Management and Business Academy?
Students participating in the Management and Business Academy (MBA) will develop a better understanding of the business world. MBA students have the opportunity to take classes for college credit or to work with a local company as a professional intern. Within the Management and Business Academy, students will be able to take classes toward a Core 40, Academic Honors or Technical Honors diploma. MBA teachers will prepare students with a variety of skills, such as teamwork, personal financial skills, and problem solving needed for life beyond high school.
Small Business Administration Statistics
As of 2009, U.S. small businesses (employing less than 500 people) made up 99.7% of total employers.
In Indiana, 97.4 percent of all employers are small businesses and women and minority businesses have increased by over 50%. U.S. small businesses have generated 65% net new jobs over the past 17 years.
What does that mean for you?
There are many opportunities for entrepreneurs and business people in Indiana and throughout the country. Taking advantage of the broad range of classes in the Management and Business Academy can provide students with the knowledge and skills to be successful in college and life.
What content and courses are included in Management & Business?
Computer Programming I
Computer Programming I, II**
Junior and Senior
Marketing – Advanced
Accounting I & II
Computer Programming I, II**, III**
ACP Cadet Teaching I**
ACP Cadet Teaching II** (seniors only)
Business Related Classroom Experience
COE - Cooperative Office Education
Professional Career Internship
** Indicates classes that can be taken for both high school and college credit.
** A+ Certification
Students of the Management & Business Academy can graduate with a Core 40, Academic Honors or Technical Honors Diploma. All MBA classes qualify for the Technical Honors Diploma.
Community Partners & Opportunities in Management & Business Academy
Elkhart Area Career Center
Ivy Tech College
Southwestern Michigan College
Vogue Beauty School
The DECA Connection
Students in the MBA have the exciting opportunity to participate in DECA, a co-curricular club for students with an interest in marketing, entrepreneurship, finance and management. This club is a competitive event team with opportunities to earn scholarships to several colleges and universities.
What does Management & Business prepare me for after high school?
Computer Software Engineer
Network Systems & Data Communications Analyst
Human Resources and Training
Computer Systems Analyst
Customer Service Manager
Sales Representative, Services
Accounting Clerk, Bookkeeper
Computer Support Specialist
Sales Representative, Wholesale & Manufacturing
Business Operations Specialist
Personal Financial Advisor
Advertising Sales Representative
Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
Video Game Designer
Business Education Teacher
Elementary and Secondary Teacher
Management & Business Academy Leader
Health and Human Services Faculty
Polly Corpe - Cadet Teaching, Accounting I, Accounting II
Michele Ball - Web Design, Work Based Internship
Kerri Lines - Entrepreneurship, Computer Applications
Stephanie McElwrath - Marketing, Advanced Marketing
Rod Anadon - Computer Programming I, II, and III
Jim Garrett - Personal Finance, COE Internships
Jon Carroll - Personal Finance for Math Credit
Bonnie Manningham - English 11
Terry Tulchinski - US History
Dominic Ball - ACP US History