Business Management


The Business Management Career Academy is a competency based training program designed to prepare graduating students for successful employment in the business world with a focus on small business management. The academy will help prepare the graduates with skills in accounting, business administration, marketing, and an appreciation of business ethics. The combination of job skills and appreciations gained through this training is highly transferable to most jobs in local businesses.

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Business Management Job Outlook: Accountants & Auditors
Business Management Job Outlook: Human Resources Assistants
Business Management Job Outlook: Brokerage Clerks

Required Courses

  • Keyboarding I
  • Computer Applications
  • Introduction to Computer Technology
  • College Introduction to Business (grades 11 & 12)
  • Work Seminar
  • Real World Experience

Business Management Career Academy
Foundational Classes: Work Seminar and Math options

Recommended Courses

  • Personal Finance
  • Keyboarding II
  • College Financial Literacy (grades 11 & 12)
  • Criminal & Civil Law
  • Contract Law
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Statistics
  • AP/College Economics
  • AP Psychology
  • Psychology of Human Behavior
  • Philosophy & Human Values


Career Options

High school, two year college, four year college: Related service employment such as manager, general manager, accountant, auditor, attorney, compliance officer, business executive, entrepreneur, sales executive, marketing executive, financial analyst, actuary, buyer, budget analyst, advertising executive, purchasing agent, financial advisor, financial examiner, public relations specialist.

Job Skills

In addition to having an understanding of basic business concepts, employers expect their workers to have other skills such as:

  • Listening Skills
  • Effectively Commutate
  • Use problem solving skills
  • Time Management
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity

Postsecondary Programs

Postsecondary Programs are available through:

  • Northwest Technical College
  • Alexandria Technical College
  • Northland Community College
  • Bemidji State University
  • University of Minnesota

Business and Industry Experiences/Partners

Students in the academy will participate in job shadowing, internships, and possible part-time employment with area businesses.


Kevin Voeller graduated from Sacred Heart High School in East Grand Forks, MN. Kevin attained his bachelor’s from Valley City State University and has taught in Langdon, ND, and Walker, MN. His Bemidji High School career began in 2017 as a Business Education instructor and football coach.  He has taught Keyboarding, Accounting, Law, Personal Finance,  and Computer Applications so far at Bemidji.  Kevin has taught numerous other classes and clubs over his teaching career and looks forward to bringing new opportunities to the students at Bemidji High School!