Business Academy

Business Academy

Site: Northern Career Institute-Willoughby
Two-year program: grades 11-12

"LEARNING TO EARN"The Business Academy is a dynamic, comprehensive program which will introduce students to the exciting professional world of Business. Students will explore several diverse career areas including Entrepreneurship, Marketing, eCommerce, International Business, Management, Financial Literacy, Project Management, Globalization and Business Law, Finance, Operations, and Management.
The objectives of the Business Academy are to prepare students for transition to college or technical school or employment and to connect, collaborate and compete in a global economy. The program provides a wide knowledge base and will expose students to multiple disciplines. Skills like communication, critical thinking, strong work ethic, goal setting, productivity, leadership and teamwork will provide students with a solid foundation for success.
Course content will include creating a viable Business Plan, Personal Financial Literacy, Marketing, Ethics, Finance, Social Responsibility, developing Business Relationships, Leadership, Customer Relations, and Professional Development. The latest technology will be fully integrated to facilitate and foster collaboration and Teamwork in a professional environment.

Instructor: Ms. Lisa Simon
  • Education:  Ashland University-Master’s in Business Administration with a Specialization in Entrepreneurship and Human Resource, Bowling Green State University-Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing Education.
  • Work Experience:  Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools, Career Academy (2014-Present), Jackson Local Schools-Jackson High School (10 Years): taught Several Business and Marketing Management courses as well as Business Technology, monitored students at their places of employment and aided in the function of a School Store, Eastlake North High School (2 Years): taught Computer Science, Business Law & Ethics as well as Introduction to Business, Euclid City Schools-Euclid High School (4 Years): taught the Marketing program as well as Keyboarding; DECA Advisor (21 years), BPA Advisor.
  • Hobbies:  Fishing, Gardening, Reading, Home Crafts and Watching the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Browns.

Business Academy

Additional Information

Recommendations: Algebra 1 and Geometry credits earned; Keyboarding/Computer skills
 Credits: 3 credits each year (2 Courses/yr-1.5 credit each)


       •     Developing Business  & Marketing Plans
        •     Personal Financial Management
        •     Marketing    
        •     Ethics
        •     Operations Management
        •     Business Relationships
        •     Customer Relations
        •     Professional Development
        •     Project Management
        •     Entrepreneurship
        •     Finance        
        •     Technology
        •     Social Responsibility
        •    Business Foundations
        •    Management Principles
        •    Strategic Entrepreneurship
        •    Marketing Principles
      •   Cuyahoga Community College-up to 5 credits/ + 11 with certification
      •   Lakeland Community College-up to 6 credits
      •   Kent State University-up to 6 credits

      •   CT2-up to 3 sem hrs/all OH public colleges
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Process Managers
  • Entrepreneur
  • District Manager
  • Small Business Manager
  • Project Manager
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