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Finance

Money is a part of everyday life and everyday business.  In fact, nearly every firm, government agency, and other type of organization has one or more financial managers or other financial representatives to oversee financial reports, prepare financial statements, or review financial positions and strategies.  Working with various principles of business, accounting and finance, finance professionals play an integral role in the success of businesses worldwide.

Our mission:
Finance prepares students for employment and/or continuing education opportunities in business finance through technical instruction in the classroom, experiential education through the laboratory and leadership and personal development by participating in student leadership organizations.

 

Do you enjoy working with numbers?
Are you good at math?
Are you interested in the stock market?
Do you want to help people secure their financial futures?
Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment?
Do you feel confident handling other people's money?

If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, perhaps you should consider a career in the finance career cluster. You might enjoy a career as a:

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Credit Analyst *
Financial Advisor
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Financial Examiner *
Title Researcher
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Loan Officer *
Revenue Agent
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Stockbroker *
Loan Processor
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Tax Preparer *
Debt Counselor
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Actuary *
Insurance Agent

Jobs in the Finance Career Cluster involve providing services for financial and investment planning, banking insurance, and business financial management.

Financial services focuses on career opportunities that relate to making strategic decisions to report, obtain, save, protect and grow the financial assets of businesses and individuals. Students will develop a strong computation, analytical and interpersonal skills. preparing them for career in Finance, including areas such as banking and credit, securities and insurance, and financial planning.

Our vision: is to see that every student receives the academic knowledge and technical skills needed to be successful in a financial related career.

Career Technical Student Organizations

BPA (Business Professionals of America) contributes to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills for students at the secondary and postsecondary level. Through co-curricular programs and services, members compete in demonstrations of their business technology skills, develop through professional and leadership skills, network with one another and professionals across the nation, and get involved in the betterment of their community through good works projects. In addition to competitive conferences, students have the opportunity to attend regional and state workshops.


DECA (Delta Epsilon Chi) is an international association of high school students studying marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marking sales and service. Working together, students develop professionalism, leadership, build character, and encourage scholarship. Members have the opportunity to attend regional, state and national conferences which provide leadership development, problem solving and knowledge integration workshops and activities.


FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) one of three student leadership organizations for Business and Administration. FBLA provides students with opportunities for leadership, community involvement, business partnerships, and competition with other students in events ranging from Public Speaking to Job Interview to Parliamentary Procedures. There are two annual conferences—one focused on leadership for the school officers and one focused on competition for the members. The competition conference extends for three days and hosts over 1,200 students statewide. Winners from each of the forty events qualify to compete at the national level.

Programs of Study
A Program of Study (POS) contains suggested coursework, certificates, on-the-job training, postsecondary education options, and extended learning experiences within a career cluster. The following list contains the Education and Training Programs of Study available at schools within Osceola County. By clicking on the Program name, you can download the POS for that particular program.

Finance (Poinciana High School)

Career Cluster Brochure
Download the brochure for more information regarding the Finance Career Cluster.



Career Cluster Resource Matrix
The Career Cluster Resource Matrix identifies the skill standards, curriculum, and assessments. Download the Matrix for more information regarding the Finance Career Cluster.

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