Business Pathways

Business Pathways


Career and Technical Education Business Pathways Northwest ISD Career and Technical Education offers four business pathways: Business Administration Investment Banking and Finance Marketing Dynamics Microsoft Master The marketing program is an abundance of classes we have at the high schools, I took Social Media Marketing, Sports and Entertainment, and Fashion Marketing and these classes gave me the opportunity to work on simulations and projects that were similar to a real marketing environment. Through the Investment Banking and Finance program, I have learned the basics of accounting which upon entering college will help me in entry level classes to gain an upper hand advantage to other kids in those classes. The Microsoft Master program allows you to certify in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, Small Business Entrepreneurship certification, and it just allows you to get business certifications as well as technology certifications. In the Investment Banking and Finance program you can get certified in QuickBooks, which is industry recognized and millions of businesses use it. I’ve been able to develop three major skills in the Microsoft Master program which were communication, leadership, and flexibility. With the skills that you’ll gain in the Microsoft Master program, they will lead you to be ready in the workplace and be able to accomplish everything that you want to do. One of the projects I got to work on in one of my advertising and marketing classes was a restaurant project where we created a marketing plan for a real restaurant and presented it to members of the district. In the Investment Banking and Finance pathway, you have financial advisors, accountants, investors and bankers. The careers you can get into from these classes are things like PR, and just marketing or advertising. The competitive advantage that I have from these programs is learning how to budget and market effectively in a way that captures the audience’s attention. Before I entered the program I didn’t know that it would be a full four year plan, I thought it was just an elective but soon I found out that this is something I could pursue throughout my high school career and it would eventually pay off when I graduate. One of the things that I didn’t realize before I entered the Microsoft Master program was that all the certifications that the Microsoft Master program offers are free and you can take them as many times needed to pass. I’m glad I chose the Investment Banking and Finance program because it sparked an interest in business that I will now be majoring in college. I would recommend the Microsoft Master program to anyone because it gives you the competitive edge to succeed in the workplace. I’m glad that I chose this pathway because I’ve always liked technology, and it’s always been an interest of mine, and I’ve been able to make those interests into skills and those skills into certifications. #IAmNISDCTE

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