Newman Smith High School
Business & Industry Endorsement

This four year plan can be used as an example to help plan your high school career.

subject 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th grade
Language Arts English English English English
Math Math Math Math Math
Science Science Science Science Science
Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies
CTE Courses

Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance
Business Information Management I
(1 credit)

Entrepreneurship I
(1 credit)

Entrepreneurship II
(1 credit)

Practicum in Entrepreneurship
Career Preparation
(2 credits)
Additional Elective        
Additional Elective        
Additional Elective        

Additional Graduation Requirements:

  • Foreign Language (2 credits)
  • Physical Education (1 credit)
  • Fine Arts (1 credit)
  • Health (1/2 credit)

Possible Industry Based Certifications:

  • Microsoft Office - Excel and/or Word
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business

occupations median wage annual openings % growth
Management Analysts $87,651 4,706 32%
General and Operations Managers $107,640 18,679 20%
Operations Research Analysts $78,083 1,128 38%
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers $57,616 14,982 20%

The Business Management program of study teaches CTE learners how to plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative services and operations of an organization.  Through this program of study, students will learn the skills necessary to formulate policies, manage daily operations, and allocate the use of materials and human resources.  This program of study will also introduce students to mathematical modeling tools and organizational evaluation methods. 

Recommended Course Sequence

Principles of Business Marketing & Finance

In this course, students gain knowledge and skills in economies and private enterprise systems, the impact of global business, the marketing of goods and services, advertising, and product pricing. Students analyze the sales process and financial management principles. This course allows students to reinforce, apply, and transfer academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant activities, problems, and settings in business, marketing, and finance.


Business Information Management I 

In this course, students implement personal and interpersonal skills to strengthen individual performance in the workplace and in society and make a successful transition to the workforce and postsecondary education. Students apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies, create word-processing documents, develop a spreadsheet, formulate a database, and make an electronic presentation using appropriate software.


In this course, students will learn the principles necessary to begin and operate a business. The primary focus of the course is to help students understand the process of analyzing a business opportunity, preparing a business plan, determining feasibility of an idea using research, and developing a plan to organize and promote the business and its products and services.

Entrepreneurship II

The purpose of the course is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur within an innovative marketplace. The goal and outcome of the course is for students to have their business launched by the end of the course or have the tools necessary to launch and operate their business. 

Practicum in Business Entrepreneurship

This course is designed to provides students the opportunity to apply classroom learnings and experiences to real-world business problems and opportunities, while expanding their skill sets and professional relationships as a real or simulated business owner versus the experience one would have as an employee.