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 awareness gained through this training is highly transferable to most jobs in local businesses.

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Job Outlook

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

Required Courses

  • Word Processing/Keyboarding I
  • Computer Applications
  • Introduction to Computer Technology
  • College Introduction to Business
  • Work Seminar
  • Real-World Experience

Recommended Courses

  • Basic Accounting
  • Personal Finance
  • Word Processing/Keyboarding Il
  • College Financial Literacy
  • Criminal & Civil Law
  • Web Design and Application/Coding
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Statistics
  • AP/College Economics
  • AP Psychology
  • Psychology of Human Behavior & Personality
  • Philosophy & Human Values


"The Business Management Academy has helped us greatly. It has given us the opportunity to not only learn more in depth about business fields, but it has provided us with real world experiences. We were given the opportunity to go out in the community and see a real business dynamic in person. That opportunity helped us decide that the business world was a career path we would like to pursue in the future. Graduating in the Business Management Academy increased our likelihood of receiving scholarships. We truly enjoyed participating in the Business Management Academy. "
- Anika Hanson, Isabel Lundberg

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
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Lynn Falk

Lynn Falk is a graduate of Walker-Hackensack High School. Her bachelor's and master's degrees are from Bemidji State University, with additional graduate work from the University of North Dakota, She teaches the Work Seminar course, a component of all Bemidji Career Academies, and coordinates job shadowing, internship, and work-based learning experiences. Lynn also teaches in the Business Administration Department at BHS. She previously served as assistant professor and workshop director at BSU, where she occasionally teaches as an adjunct instructor.

Business and Industry Experiences/Partners

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

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