Consolidated School District of New Britain
Consolidated School District of New Britain

THE ACADEMY OF BUSINESS & FINANCE



Overview/Mission
New Britain High School offers School of Business and Hospitality/Tourism as a choice for students who want to pursue a career in the global market. National Academy Foundation (NAF) as well as National Restaurant Association (NRA) are two organizations that support this academy. Both organizations are committed to supporting student preparation for a broad range of careers such as financial adviser, investment banker, financial analyst, advertising manager, social media manager, public relations, human relations manager, travel agent, event organizer, spa manager, executive chef and many more. These fields offer lucrative wages and benefits leading to a high quality of life.

There are four pathways within the academy. Each pathway consists of four consecutive yearlong courses. Finance, Marketing, and Management may consist of two half year courses that are sequential. Students also participate in work-based learning experiences including guest speakers, college open house business days in the high school, workshops such as Personal Banking, HRA/ VITA training, various job shadows, a career fair, and college visits. Internship credit in the Finance, Marketing, and Management pathways is awarded upon completion of two AOF courses. Successful internship completion is determined by the Work-BasedLearning Coordinator and includes completion of 120 working hours and a satisfactory evaluation by the internship supervisor, as well as completed student reflection of the pathway.

Additionally, college articulation or dual credit are available through Tunxis Community College as well as some universities. NAFTrack certification is awarded to students in Finance, Marketing, and Management who complete all requirements of the pathway including four culminating projects and passing grades on four AOF exams, as well as the internship requirement. This certification gives students a competitive edge when interviewing for a job with NAF business partners.

Students completing the Hospitality and Tourism pathway and earn a passing score on ProStart exams receive a ProStart certificate. This certificate is recognized by hospitality and tourism institutions and provides students with hiring advancement.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) are active student organizations that promotes leadership and provides additional networking relationships with businesses.

Pathways for Students

FINANCE PATHWAY

Course 1: Intro to Business/Ethics
Course 2: Finance Principles
Course 3: Financial Accounting (College Credit), Financial Planning (Online)
Course 4: Entrepreneurship

Elective Courses:
Global Business | • Business Management
Math/Social StudiesElective Courses:
AP Stats | • AP Macro | • AP Comp. Science | • Economics

MANAGMENT PATHWAY

Course 1: Intro to Business/Ethics
Course 2: Accounting, Finance Principals
Course 3: Marketing 1
Course 4: Business Management

Elective Courses:
Entertainment Sports Marketing | • Business Managment
MS Excel
Math/Social StudiesElective Courses:
AP Stats | • AP Macro | • Economics

MARKETING PATHWAY

Course 1: Intro to Business/Ethics
Course 2: Marketing 1
Course 3: Global Business (S1), Entertainment Sports Marketing (S2)
Course 4: Business Management (College Credit)

Elective Courses:
Finance Principles | • Entrepreneurship | • Mobile Apps
MS Excel
Math/Social StudiesElective Courses:
AP Stats | • AP Macro | • AP Comp. Science | • Economics

HOSPITALITY/TOURISM PATHWAY

Course 1: Introduction to Culinary
Course 2: Prostart 1
Course 3: Prostart 2
Course 4: Business Management (College Credit)
-or- Marketing 2 (need Marketing 1)
-or- Entrepreneurship

For more information about individual classes, check out the Program of Studies






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