School of International Business & FinanceCareer Technical Student Organization: FBLA
International Business Pathway - The International Business Pathway is designed for high school students as a gateway to business careers of today, and provides an overview of fundamental business concepts, employability skills, the global business community, and cultural competency. Knowledge of business principles, the impact of financial decisions on the global business community, and soft skill proficiencies demanded by businesses combine to establish the frameworks of this course. Emphasis is placed on developing a concept of the basic fundamentals of business careers. Course topics will include identifying how different cultures and their importance towards cultural competency has on the business world. Emphasis is also placed on developing the fundamental computer and communication skills required for all career pathways. Students will learn essentials for working in an international business environment, managing a business, and owning a business.
The intention of this course is to establish a foundation of core concepts required to succeed in an international business environment and for the students to be successful both personally and professionally. Elements of the course will require students to not only understand the concepts, but apply their knowledge of these concepts through business simulations and defend their actions and decisions as well. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integrated components of both the employability skills standards and content standards for this course.Financial Technology (FinTech) Pathway - Financial technology is the technology and innovation that aims to compete with traditional financial methods in the delivery of financial services. It is an emerging industry that uses technology to improve activities in finance. The use of smartphones for mobile banking, investing, borrowing services, and cryptocurrency are examples of technologies aiming to make financial services more accessible to the general public. Financial technology companies consist of both startups and established financial institutions and technology companies trying to replace or enhance the usage of financial services provided by existing financial companies.