Let’s Get Down to Business

Business Information Management courses provided for future entrepreneurs


Cate Singletary

Juniors Marrisa Chacon, Cate Singletary and Avery Samuel are competitive members of the Klein Oak chapter of DECA and are thrilled to be advancing to the state competition. “We presented a business plan about employee engagement,” Singletary said. Students who take various business classes are encouraged to become involved in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) to have opportunities to build their resumes and earn honor cords by competing for local, state and national business-related contests.

Whether striving to own a small business or planning to climb the corporate business ladder, CTE courses at Oak offer several options to explore a student’s interest.

In Business Information Management 1, students get the opportunity to learn about Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Access). Students can also continue the class into Business Information Management 2 and Dual Credit to get a Microsoft Office Specialist certification.

If students pass all five of the certification exams, they get a distinction on their diploma and a graduation cord. BIM 2 is also offered as a Dual Credit course so students earn college credit while they take the class. 

Business Information Management teaches the necessary because Microsoft office applications are used in many careers. The Office proficiency offered by the class also looks impressive on resumes. After completing the business program, many students have received internships and acceptance into prestigious business schools and attributed their success to their boosted resumes.

“Microsoft Office skills are important,”  Business Information Management instructor Katie Collier said. “Any adult will tell you to take the class.”