Entrepreneurial Studies

Entrepreneurial Studies

Course Description

In the Entrepreneurial Program, seventh-grade girls have the unique opportunity to create and run their own business. Working in small groups of four to five, students write business plans, request start-up capital from investors, receive funding for their companies, make product samples, manufacture inventory, and sell their products to real-world customers. Drawing upon lessons from many parts of The Girls’ Middle School curriculum, the girls learn firsthand the importance of creativity, teamwork, communication, consensus-building, personal responsibility, and compromise, as they experience the joys and challenges of running their own businesses. One highlight of the Entrepreneurial Program is the annual “Entrepreneurial Night” that showcases the newly created businesses for both GMS and the wider Silicon Valley community.

Units:

  • Creating a Business
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Presenting on Entrepreneurial Night
  • Understanding Income, Revenue, and Growth
  • Liquidating the Company and Donating Proceeds