This course is a business plan competition. Students work on creating and executing a business plan while concurrently learning relevant business theories that they are applying in real time. The course allows for in-depth practice of organizational structure, human resources, production, finance, and marketing. The goal of this course is to give students the opportunity to both be introduced to business theory and to learn by doing and reflecting. Students engage in building a business plan, creating and designing a product of mostly recycled materials, hiring labor, marketing their product, as well as keeping track of all their finances. This interdisciplinary, experiential-based course allows students to understand more about the world in which they live. Assessments in this course include written assessments on theory, critiques of case studies, research, written business plan, execution of business plan and reflection.

Min-Max Credit Hours: 2.0-2.0