Business, Management & Finance
What is the
Business, Management & Finance cluster?
People in the Business, Management and Finance cluster support
private companies, not-for-profit organizations and government
agencies by managing people, information and finances. Some people
in this cluster work in the business of doing business, that is, in
investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial
management. They may also work in the business end of an
organization that belongs to one of the other four career clusters.
The communications part of the cluster includes careers in
newspaper, book and magazine publishing, cable and broadcast
television as well as emerging communications technologies. The
humanities aspect includes literature, philosophy and foreign
What do people do on the job in this
People in this cluster plan the tasks to get a
job done, supervise people doing the work, determine how much money
will be needed, and keep track of the progress on the job until it
is completed. They do this by working with other people and by
reading and drawing conclusions from information and data.
Where do they work?
working in this cluster work in a very wide variety of settings.
They may work in locations solely focused on business or financial
activities, such as banks and stock exchanges. They also may work in
places in which only one part of the work there is within this
business, management and finance cluster. For example, they may work
in schools (in administrative offices, not classrooms), theaters (in
the box office, not on stage), hospitals (in offices, not operating
rooms), and museums (in the gift shop, not the art conservation
What kind of preparation do I need and
what is the salary range for these occupations?
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