Business Management and Entrepreneurship Academy

  • Build your own business as part of the next generation of entrepreneurs and global business leaders

  • Craft and define strategic goals and business plans in an environment modeled after the corporate world

  • Create vibrant marketing campaigns utilizing dynamic technology such as social media and digital platforms 



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 Business Management and Entrepreneurship Academy Career Tree:

Business Management and Entrepreneurship Academy Career Tree




Business Management and Entrepreneurship Academy Sequence of Courses:

  Career Exploration
Career Preparation Career Preparation Career Training
Course(s)  BME Fundamentals
(1 credit)
BME Operations I
(.5 credit)
and
BME Operations II
(.5 credit)
 BME Innovation
(1 credit)

BME Capstone 
(2 credits)

 


Business Management and Entrepreneurship Academy Courses:

BME Fundamentals: Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance
In this course you will survey and explore a variety of different business topics including:

  • Ethics and social responsibility - why honesty in business and giving back to your community are so important
  • Economic concepts - this includes supply and demand, how to price products to sell, and more
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship - what is it? Do you have the characteristics it takes to own your own business and be successful?
  • Human Resources - this is all about attracting and managing people so that your business is successful
  • Logistics - how are you going to get products and services to your customers?
  • Accounting - this teaches you how to keep up with the money in your business so you make a profit
  • Finance - in knowing financial concepts, you’ll understand how to invest wisely both personally and for your business
  • Marketing Research Methods - teaches you how to find out what customers want, when they want it, and where they are willing to buy it
  • Sales - think selling is easy? Not really...learn the psychology behind selling your products and services
  • Marketing - using marketing research, you’ll develop plans to “get the word out” about what your business, your products/services 
  • Management - learning management teaches you how to pull all this stuff together!
  • Business Law - understand contracts, trademarks, copyrights, and more
  • Personal Finance - learn how to manage your own finances and save for your retirement (yep, one day you’ll do that!--make sure you have plenty of money so you can!)

 

BME Operations I & II: Virtual Business and Social Media Marketing
In this course, you will focus on industry certifications and prepare for Entrepreneurship and Accounting by learning about:

  • Introduction to financial statements - what are they and why are they important? You’ll learn how to build financial statements in Excel
  • Budgeting - how to create a budget - different types of budgets - you’ll learn how to build a budget using Excel
  • Credit management - How to build and manage credit - tied to Excel
  • Payroll - How to setup and administer payroll using Excel
  • Loans - how to apply for a loan and how to manage a loan - you’ll use Word and Excel for this
  • Valuation - How to calculate how much a company (hopefully your company) is worth
  • Charts and graphs - how to create them in Excel and how to use them in documents (Word) and presentations (PowerPoint)
  • Branding Book - learn what this is and how to create your own! (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Adobe InDesign)
  • Logo - how to create one that ROCKS! (Adobe Illustrator)
  • Style guide - you’ll learn what a style guide is, how it is used, and how to develop one for your branding book
  • Business card - create your very own business card! (Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Corporate identity - how do companies create an identity? You’ll use all different types of software to help you learn about corporate identity and how to create a winning brand
  • Website development & maintenance - DreamWeaver and online tools
  • Social media marketing techniques - you will learn how can a business uses social media as a way to market their products/services and build their corporate identity and brand awareness


BME Innovation: Entrepreneurship
Learn how to plan for and run your own business. Areas of study include:

  • Writing your Business Plan, which includes: Executive Summary, Mission, Vision, Core Values, Story, Organizational Structure, Management Team Plan, Industry Analysis, Competitive Analysis, Company Analysis, SWOT Analysis, Product Development, Marketing Plan, Financial Plan, Contingency Plan


BME Capstone: Virtual Enterprises International

Develop and operate a Virtual Enterprise International firm

  • Put EVERYTHING learned and implemented in previous years into practice at the Global Level
  • Develop and understand leadership process and assessment

Certifications:
Minimum Certification Expectations:
Microsoft Office Certifications

Additional Certification Opportunities: Quickbooks, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign


What type of student should take these courses?
Self-motivated students who are eager to learn. BME Academy students learn the skills needed to succeed!


Careers Related to the Business Management and Entrepreneurship Academy:

With a HS Diploma:

  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Professional Sales

With an Associate’s degree and/or additional certifications:

  • Logistics Manager
  • International Human Resources Manager (IHRM)

With a Bachelor’s and/or Professional Degree

  • Forensic Accountant
  • Venture Capitalist



Additional Info:

When you graduate, BME Academy wants you to be:
Able to effectively ideate, craft, develop, conduct/implement, interpret, and evaluate: 

  • Market Research Methods
  • Business Plan
  • Financial Statements
  • Branding Book
  • Marketing Plan
  • IMC (Integrated Marketing Campaign)
  • Legal requirements to start a business
  • Self-Portfolio
  • Talent acquisition strategies
  • Customer acquisition strategies
  • Shark Tank style pitch
  • VC Style Pitch
  • Diversified Financial Portfolio
  • Seek and Secure Funding
  • Leadership process and assessment
  • Personal Finance Portfolio