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Small Business Management

8075-8078 Small Business Management Grades 11 12 1-2 credits
Prerequisite: YE and application. This course covers similar topics as Marketing-Comprehensive courses but places a particular emphasis on business management and entrepreneurship, providing exposure to common techniques and problems of management. Students will participate in interactive instruction and will develop communication, research and problem solving skills as they relate to business. Learning is focused on applied entrepreneurial opportunities and careers as well as all aspects of the operation/management of small businesses. The format of this class promotes a strong community link, and students will spend time working directly with community mentors. Additionally, students will
actively participate in the operation of an in-school business. They will also research, develop, write and present a workable business plan. DECA membership is required (including payment of dues). Attendance at both Regional and State competitions is also required.