Business, Finance and Accounting

The New Visions: Business, Finance and Accounting program focuses on preparing students for exciting careers in business and accounting. Based upon the New York State Department of Labor 2021 report, the fields of Business and Accounting have forecasted job growth of 13.8% between 2021 and 2031.

This program is open to high school seniors and seeks to introduce students to content and skills needed in several in demand business fields. The program will be located on the Columbia-Greene Community College campus, who has transfer agreements with over 50 colleges and universities and has developed a degree program specifically designed to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in Business Administration. Students will use critical thinking, oral and written communication, creativity and innovation, collaboration, problem solving skills, cultural literacy, and interpersonal skills throughout the year.

As part of students’ participation in this program, they will be exposed to guest speakers, including professionals from the field. This program is uniquely designed for students interested in pursuing careers in Business Administration, Accounting and Finance. View the program flyer.

Students Will:

  • Receive a comprehensive overview of the fields of Business, Finance, and Accounting
  • Exposure to the various career options available with Business both in the private and public sectors
  • Learn from practitioners in the field through guest presentations and site visits
  • Explore emerging fields and growth opportunities within the business world

College Credits:

  • AC 101: Financial Accounting – 3 Credits
  • BU 103: Foundations of Business – 3 Credits
  • BU 105: Business Communication – 3 Credits
  • EN 101: English Composition – 3 Credits
  • EC 101: Macro Econimics – 3 Credits

High School Credits:

  • Participation in Government – ½ credit
  • Economics – ½ credit
  • English 12 Honors – 1 Credit
  • Business – ½ credit
  • Accounting – ½ credit

Related Career Opportunities:

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Business Administration

Contact Information

Kim Sparkman
Principal of Innovative Programs

Anthony Taibi
Assistant Superintendent for CTE and Innovative Programs

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