The Finance Cluster prepares students for the monetary and financial operations of a business, from internal accounting to investment and financial planning. Students learn accounting skills, often deemed the language of business and will recognize the risks associated with business management.

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  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.

Job Ideas

  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Auditor
  • Tax Accountant
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Bank Manager
  • Economist
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Investment Advisor
  • Stock Broker/Trader
  • Personal Financial Planner
  • Venture Capitalist
  • Loan Processor
  • Account Collector
  • Credit Analyst
  • Controller
Associate Degrees

  • Accounting Associate
  • Associate in Arts (transfer ­ with majors in Accounting, Actuarial Science, Finance, Financial Management, Investments, Financial Economics)
College Majors

  • Finance
  • Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • International Business
Industry Certificates

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Certified Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC)
  • QuickBooks Certification
  • Certified Financial Manager (CFM)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounting Bookkeeper/Clerk
  • Advanced Accounting Bookkeeper/Clerk
  • Professional Accounting
  • Tax Accounting Assistant
Next Steps:

1. Explore the tabs above to see more details about this College Major and Career Cluster

2. Find District 211 courses and after school connections you are interested in exploring.

3. Sign into your District 211 Career Cruising account to take self-assessments and find out more about colleges/careers.

  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Careers” tab to find additional information on jobs, degrees and majors.
  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.

 

Next Steps:

1. Explore the tabs above to see more details about this College Major and Career Cluster

2. Find District 211 courses and after school connections you are interested in exploring.

3. Sign into your District 211 Career Cruising account to take self-assessments and find out more about colleges/careers.

  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Careers” tab to find additional information on jobs, degrees and majors.
  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.

 

 

After School Connections

  • Business Professionals of America
  • Finance Club/Investing
  • Math Team
  • Any foreign language club
  • Congressional Debate
  • Forensics/Speech Team

Activities Links

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1. Explore the tabs above to see more details about this College Major and Career Cluster

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  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Careers” tab to find additional information on jobs, degrees and majors.
  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.

My Four-Year Plan

This is a basic overview of the minimum coursework needed for graduation.

*Graduation requirement

A minimum of eighteen academic units of credit is required for graduation. This includes the courses indicated in the above chart plus at least one credit from the Applied Technology, Art, Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences, Music or World Language Departments.

Additional information regarding requirements for graduation and college entrance:

My Four-Year Plan – Hoffman Estates High School

This is a basic overview of the minimum coursework needed for graduation.

*Graduation requirement

A minimum of eighteen academic units of credit is required for graduation. This includes the courses indicated in the above chart plus at least one credit from the Applied Technology, Art, Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences, Music or World Language Departments.

Additional information regarding requirements for graduation and college entrance:

Next Steps:

1. Explore the tabs above to see more details about this College Major and Career Cluster

2. Find District 211 courses and after school connections you are interested in exploring.

3. Sign into your District 211 Career Cruising account to take self-assessments and find out more about colleges/careers.

  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Careers” tab to find additional information on jobs, degrees and majors.
  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.