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Finance and Business Industry Sector
Model Curriculum Standards
Finance and Business Career Pathways
Banking and Related Services
Business Financial Management
Persons trained in such fields as accounting, banking, and finance will find that their skills are
highly marketable. Students master basic accounting principles and procedures before
proceeding to the career path specializations. The specializations emphasize concepts of
accounting and finance, including computer applications, taxes, investment, and asset
management. Because almost every business organization has an accounting component,
students with knowledge of accounting will find that opportunities exist in many other career
paths in addition to those in finance and business.
Students understand the academic content required for entry into postsecondary education and
employment within the Finance and Business sector:
(The standards listed below retain the numbering in parenthesis as specified in the original
academic content standards documents.)
Specific applications of Number Sense (grade seven)
Read, write, and compare rational numbers in scientific notation (positive and
negative powers of 10) with approximate numbers using scientific notation.
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers (integers, fractions, and
terminating decimals) and take positive rational numbers to whole-number
Convert fractions to decimals and percents and use these representations in
estimations, computations, and applications.
Differentiate between rational and irrational numbers.
Know that every rational number is either a terminating or repeating decimal
and be able to convert terminating decimals into reduced fractions
Calculate the percentage of increases and decreases of a quantity.
Solve problems that involve discounts