This course gives students a broad understanding of business situations. The course looks at effective individuals and organizations and how they manage success or failure. The use of business school cases, articles and current events give greater insight into the decision-making behind products and services seen and used every day. Business leaders from the Hawai‘i community are brought in to speak to students and answer questions relevant to familiar companies and current topics.
This course gives students a rudimentary familiarity with product development, marketing and finance. However, technical business issues are not a topic of this course. Instead, elements of leadership, decision-making, strategy, value and entrepreneurship are discussed. This course is for the student who has thought about starting his or her own business and/or has considered business school after college. The instructors are leaders in the Hawai‘i business community and are successful entrepreneurs, trained in business, finance, management and more, whose goal is to prepare students with a broad understanding of the dynamics of organizations and businesses they will inevitably face later in life.
Open to grades 11, 12. Semester course (Fall semester). One-half credit. Satisfies general elective credit.