Business Management

Instructor: Wayne Goulet

wgoulet@orangesouthwest.org

802-728-9595  ext. 414

mathThe Business Management program provides students with the opportunity to study management, marketing, accounting, and computer applications, while exploring future options through visits to both colleges and businesses. Students participate in numerous practical and real world activities inside and outside of the classroom, as well as operate their own for-profit, in-class business.

College Credit and Industry Certifications: Students completing the program can earn six credits toward a Business degree at Vermont Technical College, including BUS 1051, Information Processing (3 credits); and CIS 1080, Intro to Spreadsheets and Database (3 credits). They also qualify for nine credits at Community College of Vermont in the following courses: CIS 1041, Micro Computer Applications (3 credits); ACC101, Office Accounting (3 credits); and BUS 1010, Introduction to Business (3 credits). Students can also earn a Career Safe industry-recognized certification and ethics certification through the IRS.

After the Program: Graduates have a strong foundation for success in a two- or four-year college degree program or immediate employment in the workforce, including work as Human Resource managers, account managers, store managers, customer service reps, bank tellers, administrative assistants, and accounting interns. Past students have attended Vermont Technical College, Community College of Vermont, University of Vermont, Thomas College, Lyndon State College, Norwich University, and New England School of Hair Design.

Interests and Attitudes: Students applying to the Business Management program should have a strong desire to explore a wide range of career possibilities; a desire to develop skills that apply to many different careers; an interest in marketing, advertising, merchandising, retail, and customer service; a readiness to participate in a work-study program or take a college course; a commitment to community service; an ability to exhibit professional behavior at all times; and an interest in managing and improving their financial future.