Arts, Business, and Communications: Finance Pathway

Pathway Summary: 

Careers in services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management, including data science

Pathway Courses:

  • Level 1:  Introduction to Business & Communications 
  • Level 2:  Advanced Business Communications
  • Level 3:  Accounting 1 and Personal Finance
  • Level 4:  Accounting 2 and Advanced Personal Finance & Investments

See Program of Study and Career Pathways for Other Recommended Electives and Virtual Courses recommended for this pathway.


AP and Dual Enrollment (ECE) Credit Opportunities:

AP 2D Art and Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP European History, AP Physics (algebra-based), AP Psychology, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Statistics, AP United States Government & Politics, AP United States History, AP World History, UConn ECE Music Theory 1 and 2, UConn ECE Music Appreciation, UConn ECE Physics 1201Q, UConn ECE Physics 1202, UConn ECE French 5, UConn ECE Spanish 5, UConn Seminar in Writing through Literature

Certificate Opportunities:

Students enrolled this pathway may complete exams to become certified in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

Recommended Clubs & Organizations:

  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Math Team
  • High School Bowl

Key Business and Industry Partners:

  • Essex Asset Advisors
  • Key Bank
  • Edward Jones
  • Webster Bank

Future Careers:

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after Bachelors degree:  Actuaries, Financial Managers, Accountants and Auditors, Budget Analysts, Credit Analysts, Financial Analysts, Loan Officers, Personal Financial Advisors, Insurance Underwriters

 HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after Certificate:  Insurance Appraisers (Auto Damage) 

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after high school:  Claims Adjusters, Examiners and Investigators; Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks; Tax Preparers; Insurance Sales Agents

Industry Certifications Associate's Degrees Bachelor's Degrees

Accounting Assistant:  15-30 credits

Accounting Technician:  22 credits

Accounting:  24 credits

Business Skills: 30 credits

Business Administration:  19 credits

Bookkeeping:  19 credits

Data Science:  19 credits



Business Finance

Supply Chain & Logistics Management









Business Data Analytics


Supply Chain Management

Actuarial Sciences


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