Institute of Business and Technology
The Institute of Business and Technology provides students a wide variety of programs in the fields of Technology, Marketing, and Business.
Academy of Finance and Entrepreneurship
The academy gives high school students an opportunity to learn about and prepare for college and/or careers in business, entrepreneurship, and the financial services industry. Emphasis is placed upon a college preparatory curriculum that is directly linked to the financial world. Brandon’s Academy of Finance was awarded NAF's highest honor in 2021 as a Distiguished Academy.
Program courses include: Business Communications Technology, Accounting Applications (H), Summer Internship, Personal Financial Planning (H), and Business Ownership (VEI). AOF students that complete the Finance Track are eligible to apply for the $20,000 William A. Gregory Foundation Scholarship.
DECA is the co-curricular student organization for finance students.
CERTIFICATIONS - Students have the opportunity to attain industry certification in Entrepreneurship & Small Business, CIW Social Media Strategist, and Intuit Quickbooks.
BRANDON'S AOF VISION
To prepare 50-75 students per year for college and/or work in the field of Business Finance by providing engaging instructional activities and work-based learning opportunities so students are prepared for postsecondary education and the global workplace.
Academy students will have completed four courses and a paid internship by graduation that enhance college and career readiness
WHY IS FINANCE IMPORTANT?
Opportunities in finance occupations are projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. There will continue to be a high demand for accountants and auditors due to globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment. In addition, with the growth of data and market research in understanding consumers and developing marketing strategies, there will be a growing demand for market research analysts.
WHAT IS NAF?Brandon’s AOF is a part of a national network, the National Academy Foundation (NAF), designed to impact students’ college and career opportunities for life success. The academy model provides career-themed curriculum at each grade level.
HOW TO APPLY?
Submit an application to an Academy of your choice.
Complete the online application at: https://forms.office.com/r/ha8qpggvaS
Download to obtain the printed application: Academy ApplicationFor additional information, contact the Academy Director:Jeanna Dauphinee: email@example.com