Have you ever wished you were the boss? Did you ever think you had a good idea for a product or service? Do you like to plan your own day and make your own decisions? If you are a 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 create 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.

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Required Classes

  • Basic Accounting

  • Introduction to Public Speaking

  • Word Processing/Keyboarding l
  • Introduction to Computer Technology
  • Computer Applications
  • College Intro to Business
  • Work Seminar
  • Real-World Experience

Recommended Courses

  • College Financial Literacy

  • Web Design and Application/Coding

  • Introduction to Graphic Design

  • Statistics

  • College Problem Solving and Computer Science

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Career Options

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

Jobs Skills

  • Management
  • Social/Interpersonal
  • Processing
  • Mathematics
  • Listening skills
  • Effective communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Persuading / Influencing Others
  • Integrity

Business & Industry Experiences/Partners

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