Led by qualified faculty, students learn the basics of business by using Junior Achievement's award winning "It's My Business" as prerequisite classroom work.
Working in small groups, students brainstorm their own business ideas and organize their collaborative findings into reports that will incorporate all the features of a traditional business plan.
Following a collegiate business school model, students will “pitch” their business plans to panels of peers who provide feedback and determine by vote the viability of each.
Students build their business from scratch and put their plan into practice.
Concurrent to the coursework students will be provided a turnkey business opportunity in the form of a brick and mortar “Thrift Shop”. The “Shop” will become a lab where students hone skills related to good business practices.
A basis for Social Responsibility will be built through Thrift Shop operations. Students will hold community events where other schools or nonprofits participate in the sale of Thrift Shop items and a percentage of gross receipts for that particular event are shared with the participating group.