Business Program

Business Department Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment for a quality, comprehensive 
education where all students can prepare for business occupations and consumer responsibility in a global environment using relevant technology and methodologies so they may reach their full potential as responsible, ethical and productive members of society.

Business Management Program of Study
(2-Year Program of Study)

Introduction to Business

Every career in this world IS a BUSINESS; therefore; the more students know about business, the greater their understanding will be of how the business world works.  This class is for students interested in business and have a desire to understand how business works in today's global economy.  This course prepares students with basic business knowledge and technical skills that will be used regularly throughout their lives.  Career development, including critical workplace skills, and life beyond graduation are emphasized.  This course will provide students with practical business applications by using hands-on projects that will give students the opportunity to acquire basic skills using Microsoft Office Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.

Advanced Business Management

Business Management is the process of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling human and other organizational resources in order to effectively achieve organizational goals.

 This course has been designed to present students two parallel management approaches—1) maximizing productivity, profitability, competitiveness, and other “bottom-line” values. 2) achieving a balance among multiple forms of well-being (e.g., material, physical, social, ecological, intellectual, aesthetic)—it’s not always just about the money!  This course will not only provide students with the understanding and knowledge or real-world management policies and procedures, but to also provide students the following benefits:

  • Create job opportunities by allowing students to develop the conceptual skills (ability to think about complex and broad organizational issues) needed to be a successful managers.
  • Aid students’ understanding of how various organization are managed, thus allowing students the opportunity to focus on work-related duties instead of spending time and energy trying to figure out the work environment and how it functions.

 Throughout the course, students will use the information and skills they acquire to research and write a comprehensive Business Plan.  Students will develop skills in business communication, problem solving, team work, organization, economic, and financial principles.

Advanced Business Management students are considered “Dual Enrolled” students with Yavapai College (YC) and receive FREE college credits after completing this course successfully with a grade of ‘C’ or better.  Introduction to Business students may receive free YC credits if they attend YC within 2 years of graduation and complete the class with a grade of ‘C’ or better.  BMAS 1 YC credits are considered “Articulated” credits.

The Business Management Program of Study is a Mountain Institute JTED Career and Technical Education (CTE) program created in order for students to be competitive in today’s highly skilled workforce and also prepare students for future educational and career opportunities. 

Accounting & Related Services Program of Study
(2-Year Program of Study)

Accounting 1

In the midst of the ever-changing economic conditions and the uncertainty of employment opportunities, the high school environment must focus on courses that can lead to student success in acquiring knowledge and SKILLS in order to be competitive in the job market.  The Accounting Program of Study will directly lead to both an Associates and Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

The 2-year Accounting Program of Study prepares students to provide technical support to professional accountants and other financial management personnel. In addition, students will possess the foundation skills needed for post-secondary studies in any area of business. Instruction includes general accounting principles and practices, posting transactions to accounts, record keeping systems and accounting software operation. An integrated approach to teaching and learning is recommended as students develop interpersonal relations, career development skills and technical knowledge and skills associated with functions essential for a business operation.

Students completing this program will be prepared to participate in teams and implement effective solutions to problems and business-related issues. The program is designed and delivered as a coherent sequence of school-based and work-based supervised learning. Students learn leadership skills and develop their leadership abilities through participation in the state recognized Career and Technical Student Organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).

Accounting students are considered “Dual Enrolled” students with Yavapai College (YC) and receive FREE college credits after completing Accounting 1 successfully with a grade of ‘C’ or better.

The Accounting & Related Services Program of Study is a Mountain Institute JTED Career and Technical Education (CTE) program created in order for students to be competitive in today’s highly skilled workforce and also prepare students for future educational and career opportunities.