|MNOHS Business Teacher and Family Coordinator Matt Hawk|
- Intro to Entrepreneurship (0.25 credit): In this eight-week course, students explore entrepreneurial attitudes and skills–including problem solving and creative thinking–using case studies, business simulations and personal development activities. They practice developing business ideas, identities and value propositions; creating budgets; reading financial statements; and planning for marketing, company culture, and hiring.
- Entrepreneurial Projects (0.25 credit): In this eight-week follow up course, students complete practical steps toward developing their entrepreneurial ideas or existing businesses. These include: choosing a business structure; obtaining an EIN; analyzing the competitive landscape; creating a brand slogan and mission statement; developing email, social media and networking strategies; implementing accounting and tax reporting; and deciding about product pricing. They also evaluate pyramid schemes; side hustles; franchising opportunities; and entrepreneurship and small business support.
- Guided Study in Entrepreneurship (credit varies): Students further develop their entrepreneurial ideas or existing businesses, with the support of a licensed teacher.
Course materials: All materials are available online or provided within the courses.
Standards met: These courses are aligned to the National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education’s national standards.
Credit: 0.25 per quarter for Intro to Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Projects. Credit varies for Guided Study.
Honors Opportunity: No
Prerequisites: None for the Intro course; completion of the Intro course or its equivalent for the Projects course and for Guided Study.