Business, Finance and Information Technology Education is a broad, comprehensive curriculum at the middle and high school levels that provides students with meaningful instruction for and about business. Instruction in Business, Finance and Information Technology Education encompasses business skills and techniques, an understanding of basic economics, and business attitudes essential to participate in the multinational marketplace as productive workers and consumers.
Business, Finance and Information Technology Education plays a major role in preparing a competent, business-literate, and skilled workforce. This program area is designed to integrate business and information technology skills into the middle and high school curriculum. Therefore, a Business, Finance and Information Technology Education course should be part of the curriculum for every student. Business, Finance and Information Technology Education has relevance and helps young adults manage their own financial affairs and make intelligent consumer and business-related choices.
Business, Finance and Information Technology Education is designed to prepare graduates as viable competitors in the business world and for advanced educational opportunities. The instructional program begins in the middle grades with the development of proficiency in operating a computer keyboard using the touch system and using basic computer software applications. Exploratory experiences in business technologies are also included in the middle school curriculum. This experience continues at the high school level with career majors that provide knowledge/skill development in:
- Accounting and Finance
- Business Management and Administration
- Information Technology
The basic skills of reading, writing, and computation are an integral part of the business, finance and information technology program. Computer literacy and proficiency in the various applications are emphasized. Development of human relations/interpersonal, employability, economic, and entrepreneurial skills is a part of each of the career majors. Opportunities to develop and apply leadership, social, civic, and business-related skills are provided through Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), the Career-Technical Student Organization for business, finance and information technology education students. Integration of the entire business program with appropriate academic concepts/courses is strongly encouraged.
For more information, please contact BusinessAndITEducation@dpi.nc.gov.