(4 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: Introduction to Business (recommended)
Level: Jr, Sr Elective
This full year A/B course is open to all juniors, and seniors interested in business careers. This course is designed to get students excited about becoming real entrepreneurs. Students will have the opportunity to create and fully develop their own product or service. Real-world entrepreneurs and business experts will serve as coaches and mentors guiding student teams through the process of ideation, market research, and business plan development. Over the course of the year, student teams will learn about marketing, accounting, human resources, as well as the legal aspects of running a business to get them geared up for presenting to a board, for receiving seed money. This presentation helps to further ignite the entrepreneurial spirit by putting student teams in front of actual investors to pitch their innovative idea and possibly win funding to turn their business plans into reality. Students planning on majoring in business or pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities should take this course. This course also satisfies the Consumer Education requirement for graduation.