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Entrepreneurship Syllabus

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students the skills needed to effectively organize, develop, create and manage their own business. This course is based on the business and marketing core that includes communication skills, economics, financial analysis, operations, promotion and selling. The culminating project of the course is the development of a comprehensive business plan. Cooperative education or shadowing experiences may be used to enhance course instruction. Leadership development will be provided through DECA and/or FBLA

Classroom Expectations

Each student is responsible for reading their student handbook and following all rules therein. All disciplinary actions will use the school-wide PGES behavioral expectations:

Behavior Expectations

Leadership
Integrity
Ownership
No Excuses
Self-Control

Specific guidelines for my classroom are as follows:

  • No food in class. It is a danger to the workstations.
  • All students will be respectful to others—at all times.
  • Work must be submitted on time. Late work will have points deducted.
  • All students will be in their seats when the tardy bell rings.
  • Workstations must be neat and materials returned before the dismissal bell rings.
  • A hall pass is required for bathroom breaks.
  • Students must be prepared with pencil, paper and other required supplies.
  • All Accounting students must have a 1.5 or 2 inch binder for workbook pages.

 

Entrepreneurship Program of Studies

Valid Course Codes:

060185 Business Education or 080310 Marketing Education

Course Description: This course is designed to provide students the skills needed to effectively organize, develop, create and manage their own business. This course is based on the business and marketing core that includes communication skills, economics, financial analysis, operations, promotion and selling. The culminating project of the course is the development of a comprehensive business plan. Cooperative education or shadowing experiences may be used to enhance course instruction. Leadership development will be provided through DECA and/or FBLA. (This course cross references with Marketing).

SUGGESTED PREREQUISITE: Principles of Marketing or Business Principles and Applications.

 

Content/Process

Students will:

1. Use computers/electronic equipment whenever possible, utilize business software, appropriate web software and other kinds of technology to collect, organize, and communicate information and ideas.

2. Explain career strategies associated with entrepreneurship.

3. Conduct self-assessment to determine entrepreneurial potential.

4. Explain the factors and personality traits that contribute to the success of a small business entrepreneur.

5. Explain the importance of customer service to an entrepreneur.

6. Describe the financial statements needed for a business plan and the purposes in financial planning.

7. Investigate the role of international trade, opportunities of global markets, and the potential of international trade.

8. Describe the legal considerations for starting a business.

9. Formulate a business plan and describe its components, recognizing the many roles of a small business owner.

10. Identify sources of business start-up information.

11. Discuss market analysis to determine target market.

12. Examine the role of management in a successful business, specific management techniques for small business, and management strategies.

13. Analyze the risks and rewards of starting a business.

14. Analyze pricing in the marketing mix, pricing strategies, and the establishment of a pricing strategy.

15. Evaluate types of business ownership.

16. Determine cost of product (breakeven, markup).

17. Explain the nature of overhead/operating expenses.

18. Identify, evaluate, and select sources for financing a business venture.

19. Identify training procedures, hiring policies, and rights and responsibilities of small business employees.

20. Explain the types of promotion.

21. Prepare a promotional budget.

22. Select and analyze computer software/hardware options for small business; examine benefits of organizational membership.

23. Demonstrate technology skills needed in the workplace.

24. Utilize activities of DECA and/or FBLA as an integral component of course content and leadership development.

25. Exemplify entrepreneurship decision making through projects and simulations.

26. Apply math and communication skills within the technical content.

27. Identify individual work habits/ethics (individual/team skills, confidentiality, problem solving, punctuality, self-discipline, communication skills) and explain their importance in the work place.

 

Connections

  • Kentucky Occupational Skill Standards Assessment (KOSSA)
  • MBA Research Knowledge and Skills Statements
  • National Business Education Standards
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Common Core State Standards ELA and Math
  • Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS)
  • KCTCS Course: BAS 170