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Business -- Finance

The Finance Cluster prepares learners for careers and/or continuing education opportunities in financial and investment planning, banking, insurance and business financial management. Career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy and require specific skills in organization, time management, customer service and communication.

The Finance Cluster pathway was based primarily on the national business, management and entrepreneurship career cluster pathways and responsive to Kansas business and industry needs.

Finance Pathway Design Sheets with Competencies

The pathway design sheets listed below include a list of the course options within each pathway and the competency profiles for each of those courses. These design sheets are good for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years unless otherwise noted.
 TitleCategoryDescription
2014-2015 Finance Pathway Design SheetPDFWith Competencies
2014-2015 Finance Pathway Design SheetDOCWith Competencies
2015-2016 Business Finance Pathway Design SheetPDFComplete with competencies
2015-2016 Business Finance Pathway Design SheetDOCComplete with competencies
Business Finance - CCTC Cluster Pathway StandardsPDFEffective 2015. The following are overall 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.

PowerPoints and Resources

 TitleCategoryDescription
Business Finance - external review commentsPDFFocus group comments from the Business Finance external review committee meeting on 3/6/14 in Topeka, KS
Business Finance - External Review Meeting This 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)PDF4/16/14 - The following document illustrates the proposed, as decided by the external review committee, changes to Business Finance pathway.
Business Finance External Review Committee Meeting - 5/15/14 This is an Adobe Connect recording of the third and final external review meeting held on 5/15/14 at 3:30 p.m. (Duration: 00:33:58)
Business Finance Review - StandardsPDF4/16/14 - 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 Finance Review Committee Members - CompletePDFBusiness Finance pathway external review committee members
Business Finance-Pathway Design 2015 - KAACTEPDFThe following is the proposed pathway design of Business Finance Pathway (CIP - 52.0801) for KAACTE approval as decided by the external review committee, pending comments from the field.
KS BMA Program of Study SamplePDF 
Plan of Study Sample - FinanceXLSX 

Statewide Articulation Agreements

The statewide articulation agreements are listed below by post-secondary institution. The name of the document includes the name of the post-secondary institution and the pathway addressed in the agreement. Click on the title of the document to open the document and examine the details of the agreement.

Wage & Employment

The following documents highlight occupational outlook within the areas named in the title of the document based on the 2010-2020 Kansas Occupational Outlook Study and the 2012-2013 National Employment Occupational Outlook Handbook. Click on each title to open.

Business Education
Consultant

Kirk Haskins
(785) 296-4916
khaskins@ksde.org

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-3951
jscott@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078
jnobo@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org

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