Year 9 Young Enterprise

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms G. Sangster

The "Like A Boss" program is an exciting opportunity for year 9 students to build their own people or planet focused business, over the course of 2 terms. Each student will be provided with $20 of start-up capital to create, launch and operate their own venture. While they’re building their empire, they are developing 21st century skills along the way: team work, tenacity, curiosity and creativity.

Student’s will:

  • Know how to develop, organise and manage an innovative venture or project. 
  • Be able to examine local and global issues and understand and appreciate different perspectives.
  • Be able to make informed judgements and effective decisions on the use and management of money. 
  • Be able to work, plan and get things done in the face of obstacles. 

Course Overview

Term 1
The first term will be focused on developing a growth mindset and the skills needed to succeed as an entrepreneur. Firstly, students will focus on global competence, entrepreneurship and teamwork by developing the ‘dream team’. Students then begin looking into local and global issues, finding solutions to these and shaping their venture. Finally, students will be working with business people and coaches to create, prototype and test their products.

Term 2
The final term will see students preparing for sales of their product or service. This will entail creative marketing and financial literacy to plan for success. Students will learn about pitching a business, income, profit and expenditure and building budgets, while preparing their product ready for trading days. They will finish by celebrating the success of our students with special awards and certificates.


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Pathway Tags

Marketing Manager, Marketing Executive, Sales Manager, Banker, Market Researcher, Advertising, Sports Marketer, Events Manager, Teacher, Small Business Manager, Financial Analyst, Product Manager, Product Development, Human Resources Advisor, Recruitment Manager, Entrepreneur (in your own business), Journalist, Investment Banking, Retail Buying, Retail Management, Public Relations Officer, Bank Management, Distribution & Logistics Management, Insurance Underwriter, International Market Developer, Property Manager, Property Valuer, Property Developer, Insurance Underwriter

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