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New Elective Highlight: ECON 246: Business & Entrepreneurship

  • Course Name: ECON 246: Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Teacher: Mr. Fagan
  • Semester: 1st

This Fall, Mr. Fagan steps into a teaching role to lead a class that draws on his experiences in the corporate world. Mr. Fagan’s course introduces students to the basics of how the economy and a business works. The goal is for students to obtain sufficient literacy in these areas such that they can read the Wall Street Journal and understand what makes a business successful. Topics and concepts covered include: macro-economics, an analysis of how human needs drive the entire economy, the role of money, the banking and Federal Reserve systems, the stock and bond market, strategies and value propositions of various types of business, Excel & personal finance, and an intro to understanding management and financial statements. Team-completed case challenges are used in the second half of the course, with the goal that students dive into the practical realities of making business and leadership decisions, as part of a team.

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