JA Entrepreneurial Mindset®
Pillars of Student Success
This course has received California A-G approval from High School Articulation, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, University of California.
Following participation in this course, students will be able to:
-- Learn the necessary concepts applicable to state and national educational standards.
-- Apply these standards-based concepts to the real world.
-- Synthesize elective concepts through a cumulative, tangible deliverable (project).
-- Analyze a business situation or principle through the use of a case study.
-- Demonstrate the skills necessary for future career pathway success.
JA Entrepreneurial Mindset is part of the JA Entrepreneurship Pathway. The course is a blended model that includes teacher-led content, volunteer-led opportunities, and self-guided content to support flexible implementation options. JA Entrepreneurial Mindset is available in classroom based or remote live implementation. Robust support materials are available for teachers, including a pacing guide for semester-long implementation. . Your local JA area may have the opportunity to support interested districts that have formed a relationship with post-secondary institutions to facilitate dual credit.
As part of this course, JA teachers and volunteers are encouraged to use the resources available in JA Connect™ Learning Pathways, located at connect.ja.org. This self-guided experience includes interactives, JA Digital Career Book™, and games and apps for student use.
JA programs support national and state standards in reading, mathematics, social studies, and work and career readiness. See below for more information on alignment with national and state standards.
Program ConceptsBusiness change, Business goals, Business life cycle, Business plan, Business plan elements, Balance sheet, Cash, Cash flow statement, Characteristics of entrepreneurs, Code of ethics, Costs, Economic decision making, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurial skills, Entrepreneurial problem solving, Equity, Ethics, Ethical behavior, Ethical dilemma, Exchange, Executive summary, Expansion stage, Expenses, Exports, Financials, Franchising, Growth challenges, Growth plan, Growth stage, Impact of imports, Imports, Income statement, International trade, Intrapreneur, Investor options, Licensing, Maturity stage, Needs and wants, Opportunity cost, Organizational level, Overseas marketing, Pitch, Pricing, Producer prices, Production, Production and distribution costs, Profit, Profitability, Resources, Revenue, Scarcity, Social responsibility, Specialization, Stakeholders, Startup funding, Startup stage, Steps to startup, Supply and demand, The problem solving process, The profit equation, Wholesale prices
Skills Students Learn
- Analyze advantages and disadvantages
- Analyze financial information
- Analyze real world situations
- Apply a strategy
- Calculate information
- Compare and contrast
- Evaluate ideas
- Evaluate information
- Evaluate options
- Find a solution
- Make connections
- Make informed decisions
- Present information
- Research information
- See a problem
- Think critically