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9.4 Career and Technical Education
ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand D. Business, Management & Administration Career Cluster
Pathway (3) General Management
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Academic Foundations: Academic concepts lay the foundation for the full range of career and postsecondary education opportunities within the career cluster.
9.4.12.D.(3).1 Demonstrate knowledge of economic concepts fundamental to global business operations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Communication Skills: All clusters rely on effective oral and written communication strategies for creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas that incorporate technical terminology and information.
9.4.12.D.(3).2 Obtain and convey ideas and information that impact projects based upon business decisions and organizational activities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment impact business operations.

  • Key organizational systems impact organizational performance and the quality of products and services.

  • Understanding the global context of 21st-century industries and careers impacts business operations.
9.4.12.D.(3).3 Demonstrate knowledge of day-to-day business functions that ensure continued business operations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.D.(3).4 Plan an organization or department with the goal of optimizing overall business success.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.D.(3).5 Develop strategic plans to manage business growth, profit, and goals.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.D.(3).6 Demonstrate knowledge of financial resources that protect the fiscal well-being of businesses.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Leadership and Teamwork: Effective leadership and teamwork strategies foster collaboration and cooperation between business units, business partners, and business associates toward the accomplishment of organizational goals.
9.4.12.D.(3).7 Demonstrate knowledge of techniques, strategies, and systems used by management to foster self-understanding and enhance business relationships.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Ethics and Legal Responsibilities: Legal responsibilities, professional ethics, and codes of conduct affect management practices, business performance, and regulatory compliance, as well as the confidence of customers, business partners, and investors.
9.4.12.D.(3).8 Describe management’s responsibility to know and abide by laws and regulations that affect business operations and transactions.