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2021 - 2022 Application
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Business, Marketing, & Finance

      Year 1 – Business Fundamentals & Marketing

      Year 2 – Management & Finance


Upon completion of Business, Marketing and Finance, students will earn

  • Economics Credit to meet graduation requirements after all 4 semesters are completed
  • 1 Credit for Business Fundamentals
  • 1 Credit for Marketing
  • 1 Credit for Management
  • 1 Credit for Finance


Business, marketing, and finance is an innovative and advanced secondary CTE curriculum designed to integrate the former, separate programs of business management, finance, and marketing into one creative, challenging, and comprehensive pathway. The course is aligned to the 2018 Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Economics, with various aspects of those standards dispersed throughout the entirety of this two-year pathway. The course of study for the business, marketing, and finance pathway emphasizes hands-on experiences to prepare students in the areas of basic fiscal responsibility, entrepreneurship, career preparation, and/or continuing education in the field of business. This curriculum will also provide students with a strong understanding of what it means to be contributing, responsible, and productive members of society now and as they mature. Instructional strategies and activities implemented throughout the course of study are aligned to the National Business Education Association (NBEA) standards and assist students in meeting requirements for the Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) credential. Integrated with current technology, community partnerships, interactive projects, and 21st century skills, this curriculum gives ample opportunities for educators to innovate and for students to fully engage in their educational experience.


Business, marketing, and finance is a 2 year program that is available for students in the 10th through 12th grades. Students that complete the course objectives set by the Mississippi State Department of Education will receive 2 credits per year.

Fundamentals of Business and Entrepreneurship (Semester 1)


Orientation, Safety, and Leadership

Introduction to Economics

Personal Finance - Decision Making and Income



Personal Finance: Money Management

MARKETING (Semester 2)


Foundations of Marketing

Market Research & Analysis

Career Readiness & Exploration

Management (Semester 3)


Review of Workplace Safety and Security

International Economics

Personal Finance: Purchasing and Financial Institutions

Applied Human Resource Management

Strategic and Operations Management

Finance (Semester 4)



Personal Finance: Credit and Personal Risk Management

Financial Accounting

Budgets and Forecasting in Finance

Managerial Accounting

Employment Opportunities in Business



Marketing classroom instruction is not enough for the development of strong aggressive leadership. The student organization, DECA, is designed to complement, supplement, and strengthen the marketing curriculum and instructional program. Through DECA, members learn how to lead and participate in group discussions, preside at meetings and conferences, work effectively within committees, and engage in practical problem solving and decision making. Through participation in local, district, state, and national activities, DECA members develop a better understanding of the business world, become conscious of their civic obligations, and develop social poise and leadership ability.

Membership in DECA: An Association of Marketing Students is highly recommended and co-curricular for all students enrolled in Marketing and Economics. Membership dues are $30.00 per year. This fee provides membership privileges on local, state, and national levels, and helps cover local expenses. You MUST maintain a minimum of a “C” average in Marketing in order to participate in DECA activities. You also can have no discipline requests from this classroom nor excessive absences. No refunds are available for any charged events. If you sign up for the event and do not attend, you will be charged the entire amount including hotel room (when applicable) regardless for the reason for not attending!!! OBHS DECA has to pay all money in prior to the event. The reason for the hotel charge no-refund clause is that the charges are based on 4 people per room and if someone drops out, your portion of the room would no longer be covered. Also, all who are interested in attending any Marketing or DECA function must pay all money due BY the due date that has been set or you do not go. NO EXCEPTIONS! Thank you for your understanding.

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DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

This year, our goal is to become more involved in our school, community and DECA conferences. As an integral part of the classroom curriculum, DECA's industry-validated competitive events are aligned with the National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism.

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Contact: Vicki Sullivan
Phone: 662-893-3344 ext. 394