JA Introduction to Business and Technology 2

JA Introduction to Business and Technology curriculum cover

High School
Classroom Based

Pillars of Student Success
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Moderate Financial Literacy
JA Introduction to Business and Technology 2, part of the JA High School Experience courses, is a one-semester teacher-led course that introduces high school students to the basic skills necessary to succeed in business. Themes include personal skills like innovation, management functions, and accounting. Students also learn basic technical skills like how to use word processing, presentation software, and spreadsheets effectively. Volunteers engage with students through a variety of activities that includes subject matter guest speaking and coaching or advising for case study and project course work.

Students will:

Learn the necessary concepts applicable to state and national educational standards.

Apply these standards-based concepts to the real world.

Synthesize elective concepts through cumulative, tangible deliverables (projects).

Analyze a business situation or principle through the use of a case study.

Demonstrate the skills necessary for future career pathway success.

Program Concepts

Accounting, Accounting cycle, Accounting software, Analytics, Annual reports, Balance sheets, Cash flow, Customer analysis, Debits and credits, Development of a product or service, Digital marketing, Double entry accounting, Finance, Financial reporting, Financial statements, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Consistency, Income statements, Information organization, Ideation evaluation, Innovation, Interpersonal skills, Leadership plan, Leadership styles, Leadership traits, Marketing, Market analysis, Market research, Management skills, Objectives, Organization charts, Performance standards, Planning, Product, Product placement, Pricing, Profitability, SMART goals, Skepticism, Situational leadership, Surveys, Target market, The control process, The marketing mix, The 4 Ps, The finance cycle, The Ideation process, The accounting equation

Skills Students Learn

  • Analyze calculations
  • Analyze information
  • Analyze results
  • Analyze situations
  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Calculate accounting records
  • Compare traits
  • Complete a survey
  • Complete research
  • Consider a problem
  • Defend an opinion
  • Designate tasks
  • Develop objectives
  • Discuss in groups
  • Draw conclusions
  • Evaluate ideas
  • Evaluate information
  • Evaluate leadership traits
  • Gather information from potential customers
  • Identify a need
  • Make connections
  • Present information
  • Propose a solution
  • Record business transactions
  • Research information
  • Review case studies
  • Review information
  • Review innovations
  • Self-evaluate
  • Set SMART goals
  • Solve problems
  • Think creativity
  • Think critically
  • Vet ideas
  • Work in groups
  • Write and conduct a survey
JA High School Experience Overview

Alignment with State and National Standards

Scope and Sequence

Junior Achievement learning experiences cover financial literacy, career and work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Our extensive scope and sequence helps explain how our programs cover these subjects at various grade levels.

Request a Presenter to Teach Curriculum

A Junior Achievement Volunteer teaches students
Junior Achievement lessons are delivered by volunteers from the community. These presenters are prepared by JA to facilitate engaging learning activities that focus on financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship. This results in an enriched learning experience that helps students make the connection between what they learn in school and the world outside the classroom.

Steps to Request a Presenter

1) Request Info

Once you’ve decided to have a JA volunteer in your classroom, fill out the form on this website. You will receive information on next steps.

2) Pick Schedule

You will be able to coordinate a schedule that works for your class either online or in conjunction with a JA representative.

3) Meet Presenter

Once a volunteer is identified for your class, JA will connect you with the presenter to discuss roles, expectations, and logistics.

4) Empower Students with Standards-Based Education

After all details are in place, the JA volunteer will deliver lessons to your students either virtually or in-person.

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