Business Management Career Pathway

Associate's Degree/Certificate (1-2 years)


Bachelor's Degree (4 years)


Master's Degree (6 years)


    Get Involved


  • Active Membership in a Career & Technical Student Organization (BPA - Business Professionals of America; DECA)
  • Student Council
  • Speech & Debate
  • Class or Club Officer
  • Teacher/Office Aide
  • Career Planning in Montana, Career Information System (MCIS) or Career Lab
  • Attend a Career/College Fair

    Try Your Hand at Work


  • Job Shadow
  • Conduct an Interview with a Business Manager/Owner
  • Apprenticeships & Internships
  • Partner with Business/Community Leaders on a Community/School Project
  • Cooperative Work Experience
  • Work at School-Based Enterprise/School Store

    College Major Options


  • Business Management
  • Business Technology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Administrative Office Management
  • Economics

    Career Options


  • Advertising Sales Representative
  • Business Consultant
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Business Operations Analyst
  • Chief Executive
  • Sales Manager
  • Small Business Owner
  • Entrepreneur
  • Office Assistant
Recommended High School Courses
    Business Courses:

  • Accounting
  • Business Communications
  • Business Law
  • Computer Applications/Business Computer Applications
  • Digital Media Technology
  • Economics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Web Page Design
    Other Valuable Courses:

  • Senior Year Math
  • Psychology
  • Public Speaking/Speech
Recommended Dual Enrollment
    Business Courses:

  • Accounting (ACTG101)
  • Basic MS Office (CAPP131)
  • Intro to Business (BGEN105)
  • Professional Business Communications (BMGT205)
  • Street Law (CJUS291)
    Other Valuable Courses:

  • Statistics (STAT216)
  • College Algebra (M121)
  • Business Math (M108)
  • Contemporary Math (M105)
  • College Writing (WRIT101)
  • MS Excel (CAPP156)
  • Technical Writing (WRIT121)
Postsecondary Options in the Montana University System
Bitterroot College City College Dawson Community College Flathead Valley Community College Gallatin College Helena College Highlands College Miles Community College Missoula College MSU Billings Montana State University Bozeman MSU Northern Montana Tech Salish Kootenai College University of Montana University of Montana Western