Exploring Business, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship (EBME)
Prerequisite: Keyboarding (Computer Skills and Applications Part I) is not required, but would be helpful in completing assignments.
This middle school course is designed to explore the nature of business in an international economy and to study related careers in fields such as entrepreneurship, financial services, information technology, marketing, office systems technology, public relations and promotion, and travel and tourism. Emphasis is on using the computer while studying applications in these careers along with problem solving and thinking skills. This course contributes to the development of a career development plan. English language arts, mathematics, and social studies are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) offers competitive events, community service, and leadership activities and provides the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.