Business, Finance, and Marketing

The New Visions: Business, Finance, and Marketing program, located at Columbia-Greene Community College, focuses on preparing students for future careers in Business Management and Administration, Finance, and Marketing. This high school senior honors-level program seeks to introduce students to the content and skills needed in several in-demand business fields. Students will use critical thinking, oral and written communication, creativity, innovation, collaboration, problem-solving, cultural literacy, and interpersonal skills throughout the year. Students become engaged with business leaders through guest presentations and site visits, allowing more opportunities to explore emerging fields within the business world.

Students will finish the program with 18 college credits from C-GCC, 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.

Business, Finance, and Marketing fields are emerging. Based on the New York State Department of Labor 2021 report, the fields of business and accounting have a forecasted job growth of 13.8% between 2021 and 2031. View the program flyer.

Students Will:

  • Receive a comprehensive overview of the fields of Business (including management, human resources, international business, and entrepreneurship), Finance (including accounting, securities, and banking), and Marketing (including sales, advertising, and branding).
  • Gain 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: Macroeconomics – 3 Credits
  • MK101: Principles of Marketing – 3 Credits

High School Credits:

  • Accounting – ½ Credit
  • Business Communications – English ½ Credit
  • Business Foundations – ½ Credit
  • Economics – ½ Credit
  • English 12 – ½ Credit
  • Marketing – ½ Credit
  • Participating in Government – ½ Credit

Related Career Opportunities:

  • Accountant, Certified Public Accountant, Cost Accountant, Forensic Accountant 
  • Advertising Executive, Brand Manager, Sports Marketer, Social Media Specialist
  • Auditor, Internal Auditor, Fraud Examiner, Risk Manager, Compliance Officer
  • Budget Analyst, Data Analyst, Financial Analyst, Cost Estimator, Statistician
  • Business Teacher, College Professor, Corporate Trainer, Economist
  • Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer
  • Entrepreneur, Franchise Owner, Small Business Owner
  • Financial Advisor, Investment Planner, Fund Manager, Stockbroker
  • Human Resources Manager, Benefits Specialist, Recruiter
  • Insurance Agent, Claims Adjuster, Underwriter, Actuary 
  • International Business Specialist, Global Business Development Manager
  • Public Relations Manager, Media Specialist, Promotions Manager
  • Purchasing Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Logistics Manager
  • Operations Manager, Retail Supervisor, Business Consultant, Project Manager
  • Sales Executive, Account Manager, Customer Service Representative, Agent
  • Tax Preparer, Payroll Coordinator, Accounts Receivable/Payable Specialist
  • Treasurer, Controller, Comptroller, Director of Finance

Contact Information

Kim Sparkman
Principal of Innovative Programs

James Niedermeier
Associate Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability

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