• Entrepreneurship


    Instructor: Mr. Stircula

    Room #: 115

    Duration: 1 semester

    E-Mail: robertstircula@solonboe.org or robertstircula@solonschools.net 

    Credit: .5 units

    Prerequisite: there are no prerequisites for enrollment in Entrepreneurship

    Course Description:

    How do you turn an idea into a business? Experience just that in this course! Entrepreneurship focuses on recognizing a business opportunity, starting a business, operating and maintaining a business. Students will be exposed to the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and innovation in this course as they will either be the business owner or individuals working in a competitive job market in the future. Integration of accounting, finance, marketing, business management, legal and economic environments will be developed throughout projects in this course. Working to develop a business plan that includes structuring the organization, financing the organization, and managing information, operations, marketing, and human resources will be a focus in the course. Engaging students in the creation and management of a business and the challenges of being a small business owner will be fulfilled in this course. Various forms of technologies will be used to expose students to resources and application of business principles for starting, operating and maintaining a business. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are enhanced in this course to prepare students to be college and career ready. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. 

    Across the University of Iowa, innovation and entrepreneurship are acknowledged as crucial to young people's future success. That's why the university's Jacobson Institute, creator of BizInnovator Startup, and the Tippie College of Business have partnered to offer high school students college credit. BizInnovator Startup students who qualify can earn three transferable college credits. These students demonstrate that they understand the concepts, have gained the 21st Century Skills they'll need to succeed and are ready for the next step in life.

     Textbooks/Resources: There are no textbooks used in Introduction to Business. A variety of resources from various publishers will be used, including URLs for Internet sites.

     Materials: Computer, writing utensils

     Course Objectives:

    When you complete this course, you should be able to:

    • Acquire foundational knowledge of business laws and regulations to understand their nature and scope
    • Apply knowledge of business ownership to establish and continue business operations
    • Understanding fundamental economic concepts to obtain a foundation for employment in business
    • Understand economic systems to be able to recognize the environments in which businesses function
    • Understanding the nature of business to show its contributions to society
    • Utilize information-technology tools to manage and perform work responsibilities
    • Acquire information to guide business decision-making
    • Understanding marketing’s role and function in business to facilitate economic exchanges with customers
    • Understand operations’ role and function in business to value its contributions to a company
    • Implement purchasing activities to obtain business supplies, equipment and services
    • Understand production’s role and function in business to recognize its need in an organization
    • Recognize management’s role in understanding its contribution to business success

    Late Work:        

    Students may turn in assignments late. Students have 2 days to make up assignments. 1 day late a student receives 2/3 credit, 2 days late students receive ½ credit for late work. After 2 weeks, students will receive no credit.

    Make-up Work:

    “Assignments missed due to an excused absence may be made up.  The student is allowed a period of time comparable to the period of time absent to complete those assignments.  Assignments due on the day of an anticipated excused absence must be turned into the teacher on or before the due date. Tests missed because of such absences must be made up upon returning to class or arranged to be taken early.