The Academy of Business & Finance is designed to give high school students an opportunity to prepare for collegiate studies and careers in the fields of business and finance. Emphasis is placed on a college preparatory curriculum that is directly linked to the financial world. Academy students participate in mentorships, career shadowing and internship programs that link the resources of business, economics, and finance to education and to the students. During their junior or senior year, students are provided college credit opportunities through a dual enrollment agreement with UAB . The Academy of Business & Finance is a program that is accredited by the National Academy Foundation.