Finance

Which pathways are offered?

  • Business Finance—This pathway prepares students manage policy and strategy and implement them for an organization's capital structure, budgeting, acquisition and investment, financial modeling and planning, funding, dividends, and taxation.
  • Accounting—This pathway prepares students for careers that record, classify, summarize, analyze, and communicate a business's financial information and transactions for use in management decision-making. Accounting can include bookkeeping, systems design, analysis, and interpretation of accounting information.

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Some of the jobs include:

  • Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Auditor
  • Bill and Account Collector
  • Controller
  • Benefits Specialist

What is the salary outlook?*

Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location but approximate career sample salaries include:

  • Benefits Specialists—$63,000/year
  • Accountant—$70,500/year
  • Bill and Account Collector—$36,020/year

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 12, 2019.

Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Financial and Managerial Accounting Exam
  • NOCTI Accounting Basic Exam
  • NOCTI Accounting Advanced Exam
  • A*S*K Business Institute Finance Exam