The Business Academic and Career Pathway prepares students for a postsecondary education or career in business administration, finance, marketing or entrepreneurship. APS has partnered with higher education institutions to offer business courses where students can earn college credit and gain essential skills that make them competitive in job markets both global and local.
Whether students want to open their own business, work in a corporate environment or strategically manage their personal finances, participation in the Business Pathway will give them a head start in becoming successful, 21st century citizens. Business Pathway students start by learning the basics of finances, the stock market and entrepreneurship, so no matter where they end up, they will be wielding the financial savvy of a businessperson.
Students who study business have some of the broadest career options, and after college they can go on to work at a corporation, non-profit organization or the government. If they are interested in business administration, they can pursue an M.B.A. after they earn their undergraduate degree to build their credentials even further.
Which Schools Offer the Business Pathway?
Currently, students at the following schools have the option to participate in the Business Pathway. However, other schools throughout APS will be offering this pathway within several years.
Did you know?
In a study of students who interned at businesses for four to six weeks and learned about the businesses, the interns showed higher self esteem than their peers who had not participated in a business internship.
Students in APS have the option to apply for internships at their school or through the Executive Internship Program at Pickens Technical College.
Is Business for Me?
Students interested in business should consider the following before making a decision:
If you answered yes to many of the questions above, business may be the pathway for you!