Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
Stacy Miller - Instructor
Grade level 11 and 12. AM and PM sessions offered
Why take this course?
- Create and market your own business ideas
- Develop valuable business skills like planning and decision making
- Work in teams with your peers and with industry professionals to achieve your goals
Students will learn and experience business operations through a hands-on and problem-based curriculum. The focus in the first semester class will be on entrepreneurship; students will work in teams to develop, plan, and sell a product or service at King Tech High School.
Students will work with industry partners to develop their businesses. Rather than study such business fields as accounting, finance and marketing in isolation, students will learn how all of these fields fit together in a functioning business. Personal ethics, business planning, economics, finance, accounting basics, communications, marketing, corporate responsibility and technical writing will be integrated into the course. By the end of the first quarter, students will liquidate their businesses, and issue an annual report and letter to shareholders. They will also produce balance sheets, cash flow statements and income statements. The class will then plan a new store that will allow students to further refine their skills on a larger scale.
Students will use some of the similar computer applications as business professionals, including Google Docs, Slides, Presentation and basic web design. They will also develop valuable customer service and decision-making skills applicable to careers in business.
Students in the second semester course will manage an established small business, King Café. They will learn more advanced skills in marketing, operations, inventory control and customer service. They will also complete a six-week internship in a field that they find interesting.
Credits and Certifications
.5 Language Arts
Municipality of Anchorage Food Handlers' certification
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