• Business, Marketing, and Finance Career Cluster


    The Business, Marketing, and Finance Career Cluster focuses on careers in planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations.

    Successful completion of the Business Management program of study will fulfill requirements of the Business and Industry Endorsement.


    Business Management – Program of Study/Pathway

    3DE Choice Program

    CTE Choice Program

    The Business Management program of study teaches CTE learners how to plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative services and operations of an organization. Through this program of study, students will learn the skills necessary to formulate policies, manage daily operations, and allocate the use of materials and human resources. This program of study will also introduce students to mathematical modeling tools and organizational evaluation methods.


    Course Sequence:

    9th Grade ~ Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance

    10th Grade ~ Business Information Management I/Lab

    11th ~ Business Information Management II/Lab

    12th ~ Business Management



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    We are the 2nd high school in Texas to Launch 3DE by Junior Achievement!


    3DE by Junior Achievement makes high school more relevant, experiential, and authentically connected to the real world. It is a four-year school within Waltrip High School formed through a partnership between Houston Independent School District, Junior Achievement, and business partners in the community. In 3DE, rigorous academic courses are delivered by 3DE teachers who foster an engaging and interdisciplinary environment focused on critical thinking and driving student success.

    This link, SWAY, shares more detailed information about 3DE at Waltrip HS.



    Business Partners: CenterPoint Energy, Quanta Services, Arby’s, Accenture, Delta, Truist


    There will be six Case Challenges this year. As an example, the first two were:

    9.1 CenterPoint Energy: What are exciting and inventive ways CenterPoint Energy can attract new skilled employees?

    92. Quanta Services: Should Quanta Services consider making The Lazy Q Ranch a permanent home for their annual Utility Perspective Symposium?