business studentBusiness Management


Instructor: Wayne Goulet
wgoulet@orangesouthwest.org
802-728-9595  ext. 414

The Business Management program provides students with the opportunity to study marketing, accounting, financial literacy, and other business concepts while exploring potential career choices through visits to colleges and local enterprises. Students participate in numerous practical and real world activities inside and outside the classroom. Program graduates will acquire a strong foundation for success in a two- or four-year college degree program or immediate employment in the workforce

While covering a full curriculum of content specific to this trade, students will be trained and assessed in accordance with Proficiency Based Graduation Requirements (PBGRs). For more information on Proficiency Based Learning, visit the VT Agency of Education’s website at: education.vermont.gov

According to U.S. News & World Report, business jobs are lucrative as well as varied, challenging, and interesting. These jobs involve more than cubicle farms, formal suits, and 9-to-5 schedules. In business, duties, work settings, training, salaries and required skills are quite diverse. The following list includes a sample of some of the best available business jobs and the corresponding average salaries:

Financial Manager - $121,750
Mathematician - $105,810
Actuary - $100,610
Business Operations Manager - $99,310
Medical and Health Services Manager - $96,540
Financial Advisor - $90,530
Financial Analyst - $81,760
Management Analyst - $81,330
Statistician - $80,500
Operations Research Analyst - $79,200
Logistician - $74,170
Accountant - $68,150

Community Partners / Employers:
VT Dept of Labor
Compucount
VT Economic Development Auth.
VT Small Business Development Ctr
Randolph Area Community Development Corp

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA):
Students will become members of DECA, a leadership organization that prepares students for careers in finance, hospitality, and management. Previous students have won significant scholarship money while participating in DECA activities. Students have also traveled to Anaheim, Atlanta, Orlando, and Nashville to represent Vermont at the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC).

College Credit and Industry Certifications:
Students enrolled in the program have the opportunity to save thousands of dollars in college tuition costs by completing their first semester tuition free. At a minimum, students can take the following dual enrollment courses offered through Vermont Technical College (VTC) and the Community College of Vermont (CCV):

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Marketing
  • Introduction to Business
  • Personal Finance

Past graduates have attended Vermont Technical College, Community College of Vermont, University of Vermont, Thomas College, Lyndon State College, and Norwich University.

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.