Negaunee Business Admin, Mgt/Ops (BAMO)

Class location

Negaunee High School
500 W Arch St
Negaunee, MI 49866

Instructors: Beth Holmgren, Jake Skewis

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Career Focus

Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education


Negaunee High School has two CTE programs in the Business Department including:

  • Business Administration, Management and Operations (BAMO);
  • Finance

The strong emphasis on technical and employability skills in these programs prepares students for the rigors of college and careers in business. The skills and proficiencies acquired can also be used for classes they have now in high school. Students encounter a wide-range of business topics through the electives offered in the BAMO program from business basics and being a savvy consumer to the development of detailed business plans and web sites. Business simulations are used to give students a real-world application of skills. Business and information technology courses offer essential skills that give students an immediate return-on-investment and would benefit every high school student.

BEST (Business Education Services and Technology):

Generally taken during grade 9--No prerequisite

It’s a great way to start high school with BEST because you start using skills learned right away! Learn about computer basics, digital literacy, multimedia, office productivity, coding, careers, banking and more.

Level 1 Computers:

Open to students in grades 10-12--No prerequisite

Computer Basics, Digital Literacy, Office Productivity and Multimedia.

Tech Trends

Open to students in grades 10-12--Prerequisite: BEST or Level 1 computers

Computer course focusing on advanced Office skills, use of web-based software and open source software to stay current with technology trends and multimedia to share ideas

Tech Ventures

Open to students in grades 10-12--Prerequisite: BEST or Level 1 computers

Web design class with focus on Front-End web design: HTML, CSS and JavaScript with some Photoshop and Animation as well.

Learn the fundamentals of how to create an organized and well-designed multiple page website.


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“I’m handling the marketing/social media work for Midway Rentals! I've set up and managed a Google Analytics account, created a Midway Rentals Instagram (so hip!), completed a couple photo shoots for Midway’s Instagram, delved into their HTML and created relevant page headers. The skills I learned this classes have helped me a lot here! From countless Word/PowerPoint/Excel documents for presentations, to HTML coding, (thank you A-Frame!) there isn’t a day I don’t use them.”

Elliot P., Negaunee HS Business Administration Management & Operation (BAMO) student
Marketing/social media coordinator

“One of the major things we did this year was the Hour of Code where we went to the elementary and middle school to teach them about computer science. [We realize] how important it would be for them to learn it because what is the point in having technology if we don’t have someone who knows how to create it.”

Tyler L., Negaunee HS
Business Student

“If a student was interested I would totally say go for it!”

Elliot P., Negaunee HS
Business Student

“We’ve been fortunate in our classroom to get some new technology. We received a virtual reality headset.”

Beth Holmgren, Negaunee 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

Success Story

Photo Gallery

Student using virtual reality device
Student in front of Microsoft Certification 'stars'
Students posing for picture
Students working on coding project

What to do next?

Instructors: Beth Holmgren, Jake Skewis

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