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Managerial Simulation Exercises

It is based on the use of economic simulation training programs in an interactive learning process, it enables students understand economic principles and laws, connects macro and micro-economic levels of society. It gives an opportunity to gain experience in team work, make decisions, risk, predict the consequences and be responsible for them.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Slovakia

Tenner Challenge

The Tenner Challenge, supported by the Business Growth Fund, is for young people aged 11-19 who want to get a taste of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. It gives them a chance to think of a new business idea and make it happen, using real money to take calculated risks in the business field, make a profit – and make a difference.


Start Up

Start Up Egypt is a pipeline tailored to passionate university students and young graduates. The purpose is a holistic, long-term approach that takes a student from any field of study with no prior business experience or knowledge, and transforms them into a successful entrepreneur with an innovative new business.

JA Local Program / Organisation: INJAZ Egypt

Leadership - High Palestine

This course teaches the importance of leadership and the benefits of developing leadership skills in one's career and social life. It gives students a chance to become community leaders, through a leadership project supervised by their private sector consultant.


Developing my Region

A material for international school collaboration projects

JA Local Program / Organisation: FFE Denmark

Simulator 7

Simulator 7 is an exciting computer simulation to enhance economics classes in upper secondary and also lower secodary school.

The aim of Simulator 7 is to offer an experience of running an enterprise, teach basic principles about supply and demand. Students can also get acquainted to the impact of advertising and practise teamwork.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Estonia

Marketplace

It is an active learning tool where 20-40 students can simulate a small country called Marketplace. There can be 8 households in the simulation who buy a business from the auction. Students can choose between a Producer, Seller and a Bank. Facilitators take the role of Government and Central Bank. Households sell their workforce to  Producers who also buy Land from Government and make products. Then they sell the products to Sellers. Sellers sell the goods to the households who change the products for Satisfaction units. Meanwhile everybody can save the money in the bank and periodically loans can be taken. Government can change the market situation and give out several laws to make impact on households and businesses.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Estonia

Entrepreneurship Academy Programme

The JA South Africa Entrepreneurship Academy Programme - a seven to eight month long programme for grades 10 – 12, with weekly sessions of three hours each, incorporating entrepreneurial, financial literacy and workplace readiness programmes, as well as micro-economics and business ethics. 

 


Entrepreneurship Master Class (EMC) High Pakistan

By developing the essential components of a business plan, the Entrepreneurship Master Class challenges students to start an entrepreneurial venture while still in high school.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to:

 

  • Recognize characteristics and practices of successful entrepreneurs.
  • Start thinking about their business goals and assess them from different perspectives.
  • Demonstrate business-planning skills for an online venture start-up, financing, management, and long-term goals.
  • Develop their interpersonal as well as problem-solving skills and learn to work under very tight deadlines

 

Session Summary

 

This exciting one-day (4-5 hour) workshop introduces 45-50 high school/college students to the concept of self-employment as well as an understanding of the skills, attitudes and behaviors of entrepreneurs, all of which are involved in setting up and running a business. Meant to expand their horizons and direct their thinking towards the future in a fun way. This workshop aims to cultivate the following:
- Creative thinking and problem solving alongside communication and presentation skills;
- Teamwork and leadership whilst building confidence and a can-do attitude;
- Negotiations, decision making, managing risks, and adapting to change.

 

Session Activities

Activity 1: How Much of an Entrepreneur are you?

Students are introduced to the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and assess themselves in light of the same, so as to build their knowledge of the business world. 

Activity 2: Start Thinking

Students take on the roles of young entrepreneurs as they identify various issues within their localities and develop ‘business solutions’ to overcome each problem.

Activity 3: You as a Business/You as a Customer

Student groups first identify key characteristics of a successful business idea and then place themselves in a customer’s shoes to understand how their business goals affect their image as portrayed by their customers.

Activity 4: The Business Plan

Students apply the knowledge gained to their product or services and complete a sample business plan, which is to be presented within 2.5 minutes bearing in mind all key aspects of a start-up business venture.


Leadership

This course teaches the students the importance of leadership and the benefits of developing leadership skills in one's career and social life. It gives students a chance to become community leaders, through a leadership project supervised by their private sector consultant that aims to have a positive influence on the community and the individuals.


Team Programme

The Young Enterprise Team Programme is an exciting enterprise journey that is suitable for students aged 15 to 19+ who have mild to moderate learning difficulties or are studying for Entry Level or Level 1 qualifications.

It is designed to aid the transition from education into independent living and employment by developing life skills through working as a team to set up and run a business or social enterprise. Full teacher and student resources are provided which have been designed to meet a range of abilities and needs. 


Aflatoun

 Aflatoun is a worldwide movement which could not be created without curriculum adaptation, without generous support and dedication of JAA team, teachers, children, parents, trainers, ministry, donors, partners, volunteers, board members, , family and friends – everyone who has helped bring Aflatoun to children in Armenia.
The Aflatoun Secretariat provided a curriculum and training, and JA Armenia adapted the curriculum, find the resources to deliver and implement the programme in schools.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Armenia

Entrepreneurship Master Class (EMC) Tanzania

By developing the essential components of a business plan, the Entrepreneurship Master Class challenges students to start an entrepreneurial venture while still in high school.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to:

 

  • Recognize characteristics and practices of successful entrepreneurs.
  • Start thinking about their business goals and assess them from different perspectives.
  • Demonstrate business-planning skills for an online venture start-up, financing, management, and long-term goals.
  • Develop their interpersonal as well as problem-solving skills and learn to work under very tight deadlines

 

Session Summary

 

This exciting one-day (4-5 hour) workshop introduces 45-50 high school/college students to the concept of self-employment as well as an understanding of the skills, attitudes and behaviors of entrepreneurs, all of which are involved in setting up and running a business. Meant to expand their horizons and direct their thinking towards the future in a fun way. This workshop aims to cultivate the following:
- Creative thinking and problem solving alongside communication and presentation skills;
- Teamwork and leadership whilst building confidence and a can-do attitude;
- Negotiations, decision making, managing risks, and adapting to change.

 

Session Activities

Activity 1: How Much of an Entrepreneur are you?

Students are introduced to the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and assess themselves in light of the same, so as to build their knowledge of the business world. 

Activity 2: Start Thinking

Students take on the roles of young entrepreneurs as they identify various issues within their localities and develop ‘business solutions’ to overcome each problem.

Activity 3: You as a Business/You as a Customer

Student groups first identify key characteristics of a successful business idea and then place themselves in a customer’s shoes to understand how their business goals affect their image as portrayed by their customers.

Activity 4: The Business Plan

Students apply the knowledge gained to their product or services and complete a sample business plan, which is to be presented within 2.5 minutes bearing in mind all key aspects of a start-up business venture.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Tanzania

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