Ishpeming Business Admin, Mgt/Ops (BAMO)

Class location

Ishpeming High School
319 E Division St
Ishpeming,, MI 49849

Instructors: Ben McGuire

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Career Focus

Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education


Ishpeming’s BAMO students will be using a real world business simulation and they will develop a Business Plan. Real-world applications cover everything from business basics and being a savvy consumer to the development of actual entrepreneurial business plans. Students can earn certifications in Microsoft Office.

Ishpeming High School Business Finance, provides students the chance to learn about Finance as it relates to running a business and understanding profits and losses as well as how strong your business is financially.

Ishpeming High School Business Communications gives students the chance to create Public Service Announcements (PSA’s) and other videos. Students will learn to film, edit and write scripts as well as speak on camera.

Ishpeming High School provides a robust business and finance program, both at the micro and macro levels of business education. With the programs’ emphasis on both technical and employability skills, students who enroll in this class will be well prepared for the rigors of similar college programs and careers in business.

This class exposes students to everything from basic word processing, Microsoft Office applications and Google Apps to advanced web design, interactive graphics and media production.

Business, finance and information technology courses should be part of the curriculum for every high school student, helping young adults manage their own financial affairs and make intelligent consumer and business-related choices in the global marketplace.

This class is typically available to students in grades 10-12.


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“I remember getting to college and choosing my major--Business Computer Information Systems. It seemed like many of my peers were unsure what to major in and often the people around me would change majors partway through their studies. I was certain I'd chosen the right major due to the experience I had at Ishpeming High School with the Accounting/Business CTE courses.”

Jen L., Ishpeming HS Business Administration Management & Operation (BAMO) student
IT Manager/Program Support Assistant

“I would definitely suggest doing Finance and Business Communications! These classes will help you out throughout your whole life!”

Drew C., Ishpeming HS
Business Student

“We’re writing business plans for a business [the students] might be interested in. [The students] are also becoming Microsoft certified. A lot of hands on!”

Ben McGuire, Ishpeming HS
Business Teacher

How to Get Started

High School Credit

Students should inquire within their guidance office about high school curriculum requirements that may be satisfied through a CTE class, as this is determined individually by school district.

College Credit

College credit(s) possible (CLEP Test required)

  • Students have the potential of earning college credits by achieving satisfactory scores on the College Level Examination Program exam (CLEP)
  • Each college reserves the right to set its own credit-granting policy
  • Contact your college(s) to find out the score it requires to grant credit, the number of credit hours granted, and the course(s) that can be bypassed with a satisfactory score

National College Credit Recommendation (Test required)

  • Students have the potential of earning college credits by scoring 70% or better on the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) assessment for General Management
  • Test is administered in the classroom during mid-spring semester to students at the end of their Finance and/or Business programs
  • Over 1,500 colleges and universities accept NOCTI credit recommendations

Industry Certification

Industry-recognized Certification (Test required)

*Credentials are nationally recognized, portable and stackable, which means students have the option of attaining more advanced credentials in the future

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What to do next?

Instructors: Ben McGuire

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