Entrepreneurship 30 is designed to help learners appreciate and better understand the role of business in our society. Through Entrepreneurship 30 and the use of the Junior Achievement Company Program, learners will develop the entrepreneurial skills required to start-up, run, and maintain a business enterprise. By organising and operating an actual business enterprise, learners not only learn how businesses function, they also learn about the structure of the Canadian economic system and the benefits it provides.
Entrepreneurship 30 utilizes the Junior Achievement (JA) Company Program. All learners in Entrepreneurship 30 will purchase one share of stock in a company created and incorporated (incorporated in process, but not by law), providing the learner membership on the Board of Directors. As a member of the Board of Directors, learners will attend board meetings and decide the direction of the company. The Board of Directors will also elect a company president and management team to oversee the company operations. By operating as a corporation, complete with a Board of Directors and management team, learners will have the opportunity to experience the business world and company operations in a manner that is as close to reality as possible.
Throughout this course, we will examine entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship, before exploring the ideation process. Learners will use the ideation process to create a product/service idea that they will pitch to the course instructor and the rest of the team. Learners ultimately will select one product/service as the product/service of their collective business enterprise.
All members of the team will work collectively to formulate a business plan for their new enterprise, which ultimately will be put into action. Learners will also apply for and be elected to a series of management and non-management positions within the business.
The operation of the business will require the production and marketing of a product/service, along with the establishment of production and sales goals for the company. As part of the team, learners will maintain and analyse financial records and provide weekly updates on their specific areas of responsibility to the Board of Directors.
Ultimately, the business enterprise will conclude and learners will produce a final shareholders' report, before paying a dividend and liquidating the business.
Important: This course requires students to virtually meet to participate in board meetings. Attendance and participation in these meetings is a mandatory component of the course.
Note: This course requires group work and team participation. The ideal minimum size for a team is 5 members and a team of 1 will not be permitted. You will be assigned a team once your registration is complete.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday February 13th, 2018
Units of Study
- An Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Resources Supplied by the DLC
Resources Obtained by Student
Access to a microphone and headphones/speakers
Access to a webcam and/or audio/video recording equipment
Suggested Career Pathways
- Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
- Chief Operations Officer (COO)
- Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
- Personnel or Human Resources Manager
- Marketing Manager
- Public Relations Manager