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Business Entrepreneurship & Operations Management Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Students gain an understanding of the business/marketing principles necessary to start and operate a business. Students will develop an awareness of the opportunities for small business ownership and develop the planning skills needed to open a small business.

Program Description
Students are introduced to computer application software that encompasses document processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. An understanding of ethics and use of operating systems, information resources, and electronic mail is included.

You Will Learn
  • Explore the traits and characteristics of successful entrepreneurship.
  • Awareness of knowledge needed in research planning, operations, and regulations affecting small business.
  • Strategies of business management and marketing and the economics role of the entrepreneurs in the market system.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Business Entrepreneurship & Operations Management Pathway - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA) is the student leadership organization for Business Education. FBLA provides students with opportunities for leadership, community involvement, business partnerships, and competition with other students in events ranging from Public Speaking to Job interview to Parliamentary Procedures.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Business Education Teacher
  • Inventor
  • Retail Owner/Operator
  • Sales and Service Owner
  • Web Development/Owner
  • Venture Capitalist

Workforce Trends
To be an entrepreneur you donít need to be a certain age. A lot of teens are successful entrepreneurs. The U.S. Small Business Administration has a Teen Business Link to help teens start, grow, and own a business. For more information visit,

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