What the Students Do
Business World Core Program
Business World is a four-day program that brings high school students and business volunteers together on a college campus to learn about the challenges facing our economy. It is an opportunity that will enable today’s students for a future in today’s increasingly competitive global marketplace.
Once the students arrive at the program, they are divided into teams of 10-12 students who function as an imaginary "company" for the program. With the task of turning their company into a financial success, each company works harmoniously to create a unique product, develop marketing strategies, design a commercial, and compete in an online business simulation. In addition, they have the opportunity to interact with guest speakers and tour local companies to complete the hands-on experience.
In essence, each student makes all of the decisions demanded of real life company executives.
Business World Advanced Program
After a student has completed the Business World core program, they are eligible to return the following year for a more advanced program. The Advanced Program focuses more on certain aspects of the world of business such as marketing or business ethics. The curriculum for the advanced program changes each year.
Contact Steve Benzschawel, (888) 276-7953, for information on becoming a Business World sponsor.