Business and Finance: Highlights

In alignment with new NYSED guidelines, CTE Business & Finance programs may fall within the following tracks:


Must include at least 5 credits of accounting/finance courses, which may include: Accounting I; Accounting II; College Accounting; Business/Financial Math; Personal Finance (beyond CFM requirement); Statistics; plus, two other CTE business credits. (3 if CFM is embedded.)

Business/Administrative Studies

Must include at least four credits of courses related to business and office administration, which may include: Keyboarding; Computer Applications; Desktop Publishing; Web Design/Graphics; Office Productivity; plus, two other CTE business credits. (3 if CFM is embedded.)

Business Management/ Administration

Must include at least 4 credits related to management/administration. May include: Business Management; Business Law; Entrepreneurship; Human Resources; International Business; plus, two other CTE business credits. (3 if CFM is embedded.)


Must include at least 4 credits (5 if CFM is embedded) from the following areas of business ownership: Business Marketing; Business Operations/Management; Business Finance/Accounting; Statistics; plus, up to 4 credits of a direct capstone class in Entrepreneurship. (3 if CFM is embedded.)


Must include at least 4 credits of marketing coursework. May include: Principles of Marketing; Sports Marketing; Entertainment Marketing; Fashion Marketing; Travel/Tourism Marketing; Social Media Marketing; E-Commerce; Statistics; plus 2 other CTE business credits. (3 if CFM is embedded.)

Teacher Externships

High-quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs provide high school students with rigorous academic preparation and industry-validated credentials, linked to relevant work experiences in high-demand industries. Locally and nationally, education and business leaders are leveraging CTE as a powerful economic development strategy. As NYCDOE looks to further strengthen its existing CTE programs, we are seeking employers to host CTE teachers in an immersive summer externship. CTE externships are customized professional development experiences that occur within an industry-specific workplace, providing an “on the ground” understanding of economic and career trends impacting students, as well as work-based norms that can inform instructional practices. Employer hosts will indirectly influence the city’s future workforce, one teacher at a time.

The following companies and organizations offered CTE Business & Finance Externships for Summer 2019:

▪ Metropolitan Transit Authority
▪ Viacom