Career and Technical Education

817 Bill Beck Boulevard

Phone: 407-518-4580 / Fax: 407-870-4632

Melanie Stefanowicz

Executive Director

Business Management & Administration

Business is everywhere.  Downtown. At the mall. Even at the doctor's office.  The Business, Management & Administration sector includes a wide array of career opportunities and touches just about every form of industry: medical, financial, hospitality, real estate, food service, and so many more.  Whether you have an interest in sales, accounting, administration, account management, or technology, by learning the various techniques and principles of business, you'll have the foundation for a rewarding future.

Our mission:
Business, Management & Administration prepares students for employment and/or continuing education opportunities in business through technical instruction in the classroom, experiential education through the laboratory and leadership and personal development by participating in student leadership organizations.


Are you good at working with numbers?
Are you good at working with other people?
Are you a natural leader?
Are you entrepreneurial?
Do you have a talent for organizing and planning?
Are you precise, responsible, and creative?

Did you answer yes to two or more of these questions? If so, business and administration may be a good choice for you. This career cluster includes a wide variety of occupations, including:

Accountant *
Human Resources Manager *
Public Relations Manager
Administrative Assistant *
Finance Director
Information Systems Manager *
Advertising Agent
Management Analyst *
Billing Clerk
Marketing Manager *
Meeting & Convention Planner
Receptionist *
Chief Executive Officer

Jobs in the Business, Management & Administration Career Cluster involve planning, organizing, directing, performing, and evaluating business functions essential to effective and productive business operations.

Business, Management & Administration is projected to be one of the fastest growing industries through the year 2014. As technology in business advances and the complexity of business increases, so does the need for savvy business professionals.

Our vision: is to see that every student receives the academic knowledge and technical skills needed to be successful in a business career.

Career Technical Student Organizations

BPA (Business Professionals of America) contributes to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills for students at the secondary and postsecondary level. Through co-curricular programs and services, members compete in demonstrations of their business technology skills, develop through professional and leadership skills, network with one another and professionals across the nation, and get involved in the betterment of their community through good works projects. In addition to competitive conferences, students have the opportunity to attend regional and state workshops.

DECA (Delta Epsilon Chi) is an international association of high school students studying marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marking sales and service. Working together, students develop professionalism, leadership, build character, and encourage scholarship. Members have the opportunity to attend regional, state and national conferences which provide leadership development, problem solving and knowledge integration workshops and activities.

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) one of three student leadership organizations for Business and Administration. 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. There are two annual conferences—one focused on leadership for the school officers and one focused on competition for the members. The competition conference extends for three days and hosts over 1,200 students statewide. Winners from each of the forty events qualify to compete at the national level.

Middle School Courses
The following Career and Technical Education courses offered at the middle schools prepare the students to enter their chosen Career Pathway. This Career Pathway leads them toward the Program of Study available at the high school level.

Business Keyboarding (Denn John Middle, Kissimmee Middle, Neptune Middle, Parkway Middle, St. Cloud Middle)
Computer Applications in Business and Career Planning (Denn John Middle, Kissimmee Middle, Neptune Middle, Parkway Middle, St. Cloud Middle)
Computer Applications in Business 2 (Kissimmee Middle, Neptune Middle, St. Cloud Middle)
Computing for College and Careers (Denn John Middle, Kissimmee Middle, Neptune Middle, Parkway Middle, St. Cloud Middle)
Introduction to Information Technology (Kissimmee Middle)

High School Programs of Study
A Program of Study (POS) contains suggested coursework, certificates, on-the-job training, postsecondary education options, and extended learning experiences within a career cluster. The following list contains the Business, Management & Administration Programs of Study available at schools within Osceola County. By clicking on the Program name, you can download the POS for that particular program.

Career Cluster Brochure
Download the brochure for more information regarding the Business, Management & Administration Career Cluster.

Career Cluster Resource Matrix
The Career Cluster Resource Matrix identifies the skill standards, curriculum, and assessments. Download the Matrix for more information regarding the Business, Management & Administration Career Cluster.

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