Bedford High School

Students will learn to analyze data and use it for decision-making, as well as share forecast information with management. The studies emphasized include investments, money management, insurance, professional development, accounting, banking, marketing, and management.

Skills and Traits Necessary for Success:

  • Read and comprehend directions
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Critical thinking and decision-making
  • Cooperative attitude
  • Business ethics
  • Eager to participate in business-related activities and field trips
  • Desire to compete and succeed in Business Professionals of America (BPA) competitions

Careers in Financial Management:

  • Accountant
  • Insurance Agent (Additional license required)
  • Credit Analyst
  • Investment Specialist
  • Real Estate Agent (Additional license required)
  • Payroll Clerk

College Credit Opportunities:

  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • 7 Hours credit might transfer to any state school

Industry Credentials:

  • Potential to earn Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate for Excel 2010

Two-Year Program:

  • Grade 11: Finance Foundations, Fundamental Accounting
  • Grade 12: Fundamentals of Financial Services, Financial Services Operations


Felicia McMiller, Instructor/BPA Advisor