Business, Management, and Administration Cluster
CIMC supports instructors and programs in the Business, Management, and Administration career cluster by providing a variety of instructional materials, ranging from career exploration to occupational preparation. Some of our related resources are featured below. To learn more, or to order any of these materials, contact our customer service department at 800.654.4502 or by e-mail, or use our online catalog.
Defying the Odds:
A Crash Course in Entrepreneurship
Approximately 80% of all new businesses fail within the first five years. Of the 20% that do survive the first five years, 80% will fail within their second five years. Why does this happen, and how can you avoid it?
Defying the Odds is not a step-by-step primer on how to build a business. Instead, it focuses on the big picture - the skills, perspectives, and fundamentals that will improve your odds for success. Whether you are already managing your own business, or thinking about starting one, this course will help you to understand many of the very real, very tough issues in building a business.
Defying the Odds covers the following Business, Management and Administration pathways:
BPA: Learn, Grow, Become
The Learn, Grow, Become series introduces students to leadership and communication skills in the context of a Career and Technology Student Organization. Besides learning about the organization, students develop the skills needed to participate actively in the CTSO as well as in the community and in the workplace. The teacher and student components facilitate competency-based instruction. Multiple-choice unit tests and vocabulary quizzes are included. A CD-ROM of supplemental resources accompanies the teacher edition.
- Introduction to BPA
- BPA Activities
- Parliamentary Procedure
- Becoming a Leader
- Giving Presentations
- Getting to Know You
BPA: Learn, Grow, Become covers the following Business, Management and Administration pathways:
- Business Financial Management and Accounting
- Human Resources
- Business Analysis
- Administrative and Information Support
We are providing Unit 1, "Introduction to BPA," as a sample for you to download.
Introduction to BPA, Student Workbook (PDF file, 89 KB)
Online Competency Testing
Our Testing division offers online competency tests for several different careers in the Business, Management and Administration cluster.