Business Management & Administration

Business Management and Administration careers use your organizational and leadership skills to prepare for careers where you plan, direct, and evaluate operations to run a successful business. There are a variety of career opportunities available including hiring staff, analyzing data, and launching your own start-up. This career cluster employs the largest number of workers in Virginia.

The employment of top executives is expected to grow and will largely depend on what industry the executive works in. Top executives are tasked with running companies, organizations, and departments, making their essential. Companies will continue to need receptionists to perform administrative tasks, such as answering phones, receiving visitors, and providing general information about their organizations. The employment of receptionists is expected to grow and will be particularly fueled by the healthcare industries, especially physicians’ and dentists’ offices. There also will be a higher need for customer service representatives in the coming years. Call centers are expected to add the most customer service representative jobs.

Middle School Courses

  1. Make It Your Business: #8112
  2. Principles of Business and Marketing: 6116

High School Courses

  1. Medical Systems Administration: #6730 (ACE)
  2. Legal Systems Administration: #6735(ACE)
  3. Business Management: #6136
  4. Entrepreneurship: #9093, #9093V
  5. Office Administration: #6621, 6621V
  6. Principals of Business & Marketing: #6115
  7. Microsoft IT Academy: #6612
  8. Advanced Microsoft IT Academy Honors: #6613

Do You Like To…

  • Communicate effectively with others?
  • Organize, plan and multi-task?
  • Pay attention to detail?
  • Practice leadership skills?
  • Use your math skills proficiently?

Sample Careers

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Controller
  • Adjuster
  • Budget, Cost or Systems Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Executive Assistant
  • Wholesale or Retail Buyer
  • Retail Salesperson
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Bookkeeper
  • Office Manager
  • Receptionist

High school certifications, licenses and related college majors:

High School/Industry CertificationsCertificate/LicenseCollege Degree Examples
NOCTI Administrative AssistingBusiness Administration and Management
Microsoft Excel 2019
(MO-200)
Marketing
Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (MO-300)International Business
Microsoft Word 2019
(MO-100)
Human Resources Management
Entrepreneurship
Risk Management
Management Information Systems
Finance
Accounting
All CTE trade and industry classes offer the Workplace Readiness Skills Test

In Demand Careers

Education NeededOccupationMedian SalaryJob Growth
Over next 10 years
Job Openings
Projected over next 10 years
Bachelor’s
Degree or more
Loan Officers$63,270 per year3% (As fast as average)10,100
Bachelor’s
Degree or more
Budget Analysts$76,540 per year3% (As fast as average)1,900
Bachelor’s
Degree or more
Financial Analysts$81,590 per year5% (Faster than average)26,800
Bachelor’s
Degree or more
Accountants and Auditors$71,550 per year4% (As fast as average)61,700
Bachelor’s
Degree or more
Financial Managers$129,890 per year15% (Much faster than average)108,100
Bachelor’s
Degree or more
Economists$105,020 per year14% (Much faster than average)2,900

Student Leadership Organizations
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

FBLA is the high school division of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. FBLA helps high school students prepare for careers in business through academic competitions (FBLA Competitive Events), leadership development, and educational programs. Students will prepare for college and careers through a variety of leadership, community service, and academic activities.

Work-Based Learning
Work-Based Learning (WBL) is comprised of experiences related to students’ career interests, based on instructional preparation, and undertaken in partnership with local businesses or organizations. WBL enables students to apply classroom instruction in a real-world work environment. Work-Based Learning promotes Career Awareness, Career Exploration, and Career Preparation.

Career Ambassadors
The Career Ambassador Program offers high school seniors an opportunity to represent and share their experiences with career exploration and our CTE programs to prospective students and community supporters through elementary school Career Fairs, middle school Career Clubs, and district-wide events.