Business & Finance Academy

Learn Invaluable Business & Finance Skills
Learn necessary tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a bright future in the empowering world of business and finance.

Achieve Business Success

The Business & Finance Academy provides a pathway to college and career success by teaching the fundamentals of business entrepreneurship with a focus on innovative thinking. Students practice being good leaders and valuable team members while learning about marketing, sales and global trade through exciting hands-on projects, participation in regional, national and international competitions, field trips, networking opportunities, and further connection with business professionals who visit classes to speak, mentor, and coach students towards success. This immersive multi-year sequence of classes and work-based learning experiences prepares students for the challenges of college coursework in business and related majors and gives them a competitive advantage in the job market.

Academies help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to select a career path they’re passionate about.

Prepare in the

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new business career. Classes include:

  • Intro to Business & Finance
  • Business Finance I BFA
  • Business Finance II BFA

**Important Note: Freshman year Pre-Academy MS Office Class is highly recommended to reserve your seat in the Business and Finance Academy and to prepare you for the professional workplace, college, and the academy work ahead of you.

Get Real

Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the field of business. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Local Job Site Tours
  • The Virtual Enterprise International Trade Show Competition
  • Aspire 3 Regional Business Plan Competition
  • H&R Block National Budget Challenge
  • Guest Speaker, Mentors and Coaches
  • Summer Internships 

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Prepare for greater college success in business and get a head start on your career with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Bank Tellers
  • Sales Rep
  • Customer Service Rep
  • Marketing Coordinator or Assistant
  • Promotional Marketing Rep
  • Global Trade Assistant
  • Management Trainee
  • Brand Management Assistant
  • HR Assistant
  • Communications Assistant

Industry Average: $65,000 - $85,000+/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 15% or Higher

Ready to for Business?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

CE Teacher:
Peter Wilson
(805) 385-2787

Let's Get Down to Business

Ever have a great idea that you KNOW you could build into something amazing – if you just had the chance to get it off the ground? Ever wonder what it takes to manage and grow your personal finances? If you’re interested in learning what it takes to run your own a business and manage your money, the Business & Finance Academy may be just what you’ve been looking for. It will provide you with a strong foundation in business principles, finance, communications, professionalism and leadership – while also building your confidence through the creation and execution of business presentations and the development of a professional portfolio for future use. This academy could also be the starting point for turning your big idea into an even bigger reality.

Earn College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

AA Business

BS Business