Business Leadership 

Students spend both semesters acting as consultants on partner-driven projects, researching and solving business problems. Through authentic investigational learning, students learn fundamental concepts of economics, research best practices, persuasive techniques, public speaking and effective communication. Students explore business fundamentals and functions with an emphasis on technical innovation, operations management, marketing, human resource management and finance. This program is offered to juniors and seniors.

Students will earn:

  • 1 business fundamentals credit (project based)
  • 1 Business Analysis & Composition (English 11 or English 12 credit)

Throughout the course students will:

  • Gain industry knowledge and explore career options in field of interest
  • Enhance professional skills necessary for success in the workplace by learning in-depth knowledge and understanding of current business principles and practices
  • Gather and analyze data and be able to make strategic decisions informed from the data
  • Present opportunities and solutions to business partners
  • Act and communicate in a professional manner, and understand the ethical implications of business
  • Develop their own leadership skills to succeed as a professional after high school
  • Make valuable contacts and grow professional network

ACCEL Business Leadership Course Descriptions

ACCEL Administration

Craig Smith
ACCEL Coordinator

(608) 834-6808


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