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Business -- Finance (CTE Career Cluster)

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 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years unless otherwise noted.

PowerPoints and Resources

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

Statewide articulation agreements have been developed for all clusters. To see those available for this cluster's pathways, click on the following link.
Statewide Articulation AgreementsLink

Wage & Employment

The following documents highlight occupational outlook within the areas named in the title of the document based on the 2012-2022 Kansas Occupational Outlook Study and the 2015-2016 National Employment Occupational Outlook Handbook. Click on each title to open.

Business Education

Natalie Clark
(785) 296-4916

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-0979

Assistant Director

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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