Have you ever wished you were your own boss? Did you ever think that you had a good idea for a product or service? Do you like to plan your own day and make you own decisions? If you are business-minded person who has thought about owning a business in the future, then this academy is an option for you. Statistics show that 65 percent of those who start a business are relatively young, between the ages of 25 and 40. This academy will introduce you to the process of starting and managing your own business. Students will creat a business plan that includes market research, self-analysis, industry trends, forms of organization, hiring employees, setting goals, defining target markets, the marketing mix, managing risk, and a financial plan.

Job Outlook


Real World Experience

  • Job-shadow, internship or Exploring program
  • Work Seminar / Employment Skills

Choose at Least Three of the Following Foundational Required Courses

  • Basic Accounting
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Word Processing / Keyboarding I
  • Introduction to Computer Technology
  • Computer Applications (MOS Certification)
  • College Introduction to Business

Recommended Courses

  • College Financial Literacy
  • Web Design & Application / Coding
  • Statistics
  • College Problem Solving and Computer Science
  • Global Perspectives

Career Options

  • Sales Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Analyst
  • Store Manager
  • Director of Sales
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Vice President of Marketing

Job Skills

  • Management
  • Social/ interpersonal
  • Processing
  • Mathematics
  • Listening Skills
  • Effective Communications
  • Problem Solving
  • Persuading / Influencing Others

Business & Industry Experiences / Partners

“Students in the academy with participate in job shadowing, internships, and possible part – time employment with area businesses.”