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Madison Metropolitan School District

Business Education

MMSD Career pathways are a series of connected education, experiential learning, and support strategies aimed at helping students personalize and achieve their own educational and career goals.

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The Business Education Program of Study offers a sequence of courses specifically designed to prepare students for employment and postsecondary options in business, management, human resource, advertising, promotions, marketing, sales, public relations, and other related industries.

The earlier a student begins this sequence, the more opportunities they will have to explore fully educational and community options available.

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  • Personal Finance
  • Blended Personal Finance (online option)
  • Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Law & Ethics
  • Web Design
  • Innovation Zone I: Entrepreneurship

Experiential/Work-based Learning Options.

  • Job- Shadowing
  • Career Internship
  • Youth Apprenticeship: Finance

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Early College/Dual Credit Opportunities

  • Advertising and Social Media
  • Advanced Accounting

Career & Technical Student Organizations

DECA  and Future Business Leaders of America - The competitions that students participate in are directly related to classroom curriculum.

Industry Certificates For High School Students

  • IC3 (Internet Core Computing)
  • MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) - any two
  • W!SE Financial Literacy
  • Coop Skill Certificates
  • Wisconsin Youth Leadership Certificate
  • Wisconsin Employability Skills Certificate

Post Secondary Options

Explore options in Business Administration, Business Management, Global Business, Human Resource, Leadership Development, Office Management, Non-profit Leadership, Small Business Entrepreneurship, Quality Management, and others.

MMSD Graduation Requirements

Students need 22 credits to earn their diplomas. In addition, students need to pass the State of Wisconsin Civics Exam.

  • English: 4 credits
  • Math: 3 credits
  • Social Studies: 3 credits
  • Science: 3 credits
  • Physical Education: 1.5 credits
  • Health: .5 credits
  • Financial Literacy: Complete a course
  • Humanities: 1 credit
  • Civics Exam: Must Pass
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Xello - MMSD Career Exploration Platform

As an MMSD student, you can explore all the six career paths (2 & 4 Year College, Apprenticeship, Job Training, Job/Employment, Military, and Gap Year) through Xello. Create an account today and find out which path is right for you!

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