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Business Finance

The table below shows  a progression of courses through the Business Finance pathway. Students who work through this progression are considered concentrators in the pathway. The list on the left displays the entire list of offerings available.



Grade Level


Grade Level

Business Essentials


Management I

10, 11, 12


10, 11, 12

Management. II

11, 12

Accounting I

10, 11, 12

Adv. Accounting II


Who should take Business Finance classes?

Students who enjoy working with numbers, are good in math, are interested in the stock market, want to secure their financial future and like making money should take finance classes. Skilled business professionals are in high demand.


What competition opportunities are available?

Business Professionals of America offers many IT competition events where students compete in individual events, paper/pencil tests, team and individual presentations. BPA students participate in many school and community service projects including work with the Harvey County Special Olympics.


Did you know?

1. What do Miley Cyrus and LeBron James have in common? Both require the skills of a CPA. 2. If you get a credit card and charge $1500 the 1st semester of college and NEVER use it again, how old will you be when you pay it off if you just pay the minimum? 54! These are the lessons taught in Finance classes!


What careers are available and how much money can I make?

Below is a list of a few career choices in Finance.

Career Specialty

U.S. Salary Median

Education Requirements

Payroll clerk


High school diploma



Associates degree

Financial Manager


4-year degree



Advanced degree


Contact Information

Kathy Shockley

Finance Instructor

(316) 284-6280, ext. 2135


Tyler Schroeder

Finance Instructor

(316) 284-6280, ext. 2138


Jessica Crabtree

Finance Instructor

(316) 284-6280, ext. 2140


Finance students do activities in class to learn business concepts and principles.