Business And Finance

Do you want to run your own business?

Do you like working with and managing money?

Do you want to learn how to run a business and make a profit?
If so, check out the CTE Pathways in the Business cluster!

Pathways in the Business prepare students to study business or finance in college, give them a jump on career planning and teach them the fundamentals of running a successful business. Some of the topics covered in the Business pathways are financial planning, banking, insurance, international finance, entrepreneurship and accounting.


Pathways

AccountingShow More

Students in the Accounting pathway learn the fundamentals of maintaining business records, preparing financial statements and managing money. The accounting classes students take will enable them to understand the flow of business, analyze business transactions, recognize and use forms and reports, and properly record transactions.

Schools with Accounting

Schools  Application Type
Curie Neighborhood Program
Kelly Neighborhood Program
Richards District-wide Application
Schurz District-wide Application
Simeon Neighborhood Program
Sullivan District-wide Application
Westinghouse Neighborhood Program
EntrepreneurshipShow More

The Entrepreneurship pathway teaches students important career ready skills in the context of building a business plan. learn to establish, organize and manage a small business. Entrepreneurship classes help students to understand basic business and economic principles, management theories, marketing concepts, and the role of law in business. Class projects include creating business plans and developing mock businesses. At the end of the program, students have a chance to compete for seed capital through a series of business plan competitions, from their classroom, to Regionals, to NFTE’s national competition.

Schools with Entrepreneurship

Schools Application Type
Bogan Neighborhood Program
Julian District-wide Application
Kelly Neighborhood Program
Raby Neighborhood Program
Ray Graham Neighborhood Program
Schurz District-wide Application
South Shore Neighborhood Program
Taft Neighborhood Program
Young Neighborhood Program

How to Participate

College and Career Academy Application

8th Graders
If you would like to attend a CTE Academy for high school, you should:

  • Learn about the different programs on this site
  • Choose the schools and academies you want to apply to
  • Then apply online at www.apply.cps.edu
  • 2015 application will open October 1st

Freshmen
If you are attending a high school with a CTE Academy or CTE School Option program and want to participate should speak with your counselor.

Application Information
The application process for College and Career Academies is very similar to other CPS high school programs such as Magnet and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. The academy application process is part of CPS’s Options for Knowledge program managed by the Office of Access and Enrollment (OAE).


Careers to Consider

Business and Finance Chart

 

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Certifications In Business And Finance

  • W!SE Financial Literacy
  • Quickbooks

Student Organizations

BPAShow More

http://www.bpa.org/

Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. Students can gain resume building experience, and have the opportunity to earn scholarships by participating in the organization, and competing in local, state, and national level competitions.

BPA has more than 51,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. BPA is a “co-curricular” organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering curriculum based on national standards. Resources and materials are available on-line and designed to be customized to a school’s program.

Upcoming Events

CPFTA Information Session (Sullivan HS)

Attention Sophomore Student and Parents the Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy is hosting an

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Chicago Builds Information Session

Chicago Builds Information Sessions
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CPFTA Information Session (Taft HS)

Attention Sophomore Student and Parents the Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy is hosting an

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