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(1) The program requires that successful candidates:

(a) create, analyze, revise, and implement business education curricula that communicates the challenges and opportunities for students in a global economy and the impact of evolving demographic trends, international competition, and technological innovation within subject matter in diverse learning environments;

(b) develop partnerships with members of the educational, business, and other communities to improve programs, develop new programs, ensure a curriculum based on real world experience, and provides students access to advanced learning opportunities including development of career pathways and work-based learning experiences;

(c) demonstrate the development of personal and leadership competencies (including, but not limited to, citizenship, personal development, goal setting, and collaboration);

(d) demonstrate and apply ethical professional practice based on the principles of business education and career and technical education through civic engagement, advocacy, and active participation in professional development and professional growth activities;

(e) integrate professional student-directed organizations into the curriculum to provide an environment in which students grow professionally, personally, and socially; involve the business and professional community; and recognize the organization provides opportunities for personal growth and leadership development;

(f) identify and demonstrate appropriate technology tools to enhance academic, business, and personal decision making, including, but not limited to, current and emerging devices, input technologies, operating systems, applications, digital media, and web development and design;

(g) demonstrate effective communication skills to facilitate learning, incorporate quality standards in all forms of communications, and recognize that business communication is founded on respect, fairness, and honesty;

(h) determine the nature and extent of the information needed, access needed information effectively and efficiently, and evaluate information and its sources critically;

(i) demonstrate ethical and social responsibility related to all elements of business and the legal framework for personal, business, and social interactions;

(j) promote student access and use a variety of resources to gather information, present personal data, and explore educational and career opportunities in business and related occupational fields;

(k) demonstrate the importance of employment communications to career success including, but not limited to, resume, application letter, application forms and online application system, follow-up letter, electronic database employment search engines, interview techniques, and the skills needed to successfully obtain and maintain employment;

(l) assess students' personal skills, abilities, and aptitude for a career; use career resources to explore opportunities in business, develop workplace expectations, assist students in transitioning from school to work, and other information necessary for students to make informed career choices;

(m) demonstrate effective techniques for managing employees, personnel relations, and the budgeting of time and resources;

(n) apply marketing concepts through responsible marketing practices, including usage of marketing technologies and management fundamentals;

(o) organize, manage, and synthesize information to make wise business decisions;

(p) demonstrate techniques for business problem solving and critical thinking skills needed to function as citizens, consumers, workers, managers, business owners, and directors of their own economic futures;

(q) apply interpersonal, teamwork, and leadership skills necessary to function with professionalism in multicultural business and social settings;

(r)  develop an understanding of legal principles and systems, and how law impacts commerce, society, regulations, and participation in the global business environment;

(s) demonstrate an awareness of the interrelatedness of policies and economic practices on other nations, including interactions with sovereign tribal nations, and an understanding of the global business environment, including the connection among social, cultural, political, legal, economic, ethical, and technological systems;

(t) demonstrate and apply principles of economics, free enterprise, and global economies; 

(u) demonstrate and apply the basic concepts of personal finance skills, social and government responsibility, and business practices;

(v) demonstrate the role of entrepreneurship in economies and the process of starting and maintaining a business;

(w) demonstrate accounting procedures and application of generally accepted accounting principles, accounting tools, strategies, and systems to maintain, monitor, control, and plan the use of financial resources;

(x) demonstrate the ability to use technology as a tool for facilitating business functions, coordinate information technology instruction in business education and across the curriculum, and explain the value of information technology and the potential impact it may have on studentsꞌ lives;

(y)  demonstrate understanding of professional behavior by respecting intellectual property, personal privacy, and information security;

(z) develop studentsꞌ ability to analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and apply technologies to solve problems, increase productivity, and improve quality of life; and

(aa) demonstrate the different functional areas of business as interrelated parts rather than distinct and separate entities.


History: 20-2-114, 20-2-121, MCA; IMP, 20-1-501, 20-2-121, MCA; NEW, 1979 MAR p. 492, Eff. 5/25/79; AMD, 1984 MAR p. 831, Eff. 5/18/84; AMD, 1989 MAR p. 397, Eff. 3/31/89; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2722, Eff. 10/14/94; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 313, Eff. 2/11/97; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 2406, Eff. 9/8/00; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 190, Eff. 2/9/07; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2936, Eff. 7/1/15; AMD, 2023 MAR p. 86, Eff. 7/1/23.

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