Enrichment Experience Mandala (Grades 9-12)
It has been said that if you love what you do, you’ll never have to work a day in your life. Do you dream of a future where you can have creative freedom, working in an industry you love, where you can get up every morning excited about what the day will bring? In this course, you’ll learn the skills you need to take your dream and transform it into a successful business. You’ll explore foundations from generating ideas to qualifying opportunities, analyzing the market based on opportunities, and identifying skills for successful deployment. You’ll learn to keep your business rolling and growing through effective workplace leadership and training while incorporating technological innovations to keep your business competitive. Are you ready to turn your dreams in tangible goals? Let’s learn how to never work a day in your life.
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of business formation by describing the steps to form a business, comparing business formats, and explaining entrance and exit strategies.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of business management by explaining the functions of business management, describing management styles, and explaining reasons for business failure.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of designing a business by describing the development of feasible business ideas, explaining business analysis tools, summarizing the components of a business model, and explaining the impact of a business location.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship careers by describing traits of an entrepreneur, explaining career pathways for entrepreneurship, and describing contributions of past entrepreneurs.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of government and business by explaining the impact of laws on businesses, describing legal responsibilities for a business, and explaining the types of intellectual property.
Students will show an understanding of growth in a business by describing business growth plans, explaining strategies for domestic business growth, and summarizing strategies for international business growth.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of human resources in a business by describing the role of human resources in a business, explaining the hiring process, and describing the types of organizational structures of a business.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of technology in business by describing factors of an effective business website, explaining types of technology for business, and explaining the impact of technology on business functions.
Unit 1: The Entrepreneur and Small Business Ownership
Unit 2: From Business Idea to Opportunity
Unit 3: Business Formation
Unit 4: Navigating Laws and Regulations
Unit 5: Business Management and Leadership
Unit 6: People and the Organization
Unit 7: Technology and Business
Unit 8: Business Growth
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