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Kansas Business Education programs prepare students for successful professional careers and a lifetime of informed choices in business management, entrepreneurship, finance, and marketing.

By taking business education courses, students develop the academic knowledge and technical skills to successfully advance to the fast-paced business world. The integrated discipline of business education includes subject matter areas that focus on the core areas of business (management, marketing, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship), on factors that affect business (economics, international business, business law), on basic skills (personal finance, computation and communication), and on examining business from different perspectives.

Kansas Business Education programs are responsive to national career cluster pathways and state business and industry needs. Students are primed to be college and career ready, for a lifetime of opportunities as productive and responsible citizens.

PowerPoints and Resources

Annual Business Teacher Conference - Emporia - 2-20-2013 
BMA Follow-up Meeting - July 15 
BMA Follow-up Meeting - July 7 
Business Finance - External Review MeetingThis is an Adobe Connect recording of the second external review meeting held on 4.10.14 at 3 p.m.
Business Finance - Pathway Design (External Review)4/16/14 - The following document illustrates the proposed, as decided by the external review committee, changes to Business Finance pathway.
Business Finance Review - Standards4/16/14 - The following is a draft of the standards for the updated Business Finance pathway, as decided by the external review committee. They are listed in the following order: Common Career Technical Core (CCTC); Finance Cluster; and Finance Pathway.
Business, Management & Administratin Update - Aug 2, 2010 
Emporia State Presentation - February 2011 
KS BMA Program of Study Sample 
Transitioning Business Education 

Business Education

Kirk Haskins
(785) 296-4916

Deputy Commissioner
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303

Career Standards and Assessments

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-3951

Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078

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