Entrepreneurship from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurship Lab as Pace University is “a mindset-a way of thinking and acting. It is about imagining new ways to solve problems and create value.” Entrepreneurship is a habit of mind that applies to both career and life.
Entrepreneurship education prepares students to understand and carry out the entrepreneurial process and experience the entrepreneurial spirit. The study of Entrepreneurship helps students learn Opportunity recognition, Comfort with risk, Creativity and innovation, Future orientation, Flexibility and adaptability, Initiative and self-reliance, Critical thinking and problem solving, and Communication and collaboration.
Developing an innovative idea and writing a business plan are only the first steps of a successful business. The entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow’s competitive marketplace must also understand production, marketing, finance, human resources, global competition, and social, environmental, and legal issues.
Entrepreneurship is about being proactive, opportunistic and innovative. In Entrepreneurship, students ideate possible social and business ventures by examining their own interests and passions and determining who their customer would be via observation, interaction, and research. They prototype to create possible solutions which they then sketch out and transform into a physical concept. Students test their solutions, editing and revising as deemed necessary. Students present their findings or final products as a thorough business plan to receive feedback.
Advanced Placement (AP) United States History
AP United States History is the exploration of events in U.S. history through the use and analysis of documents, images, cartoons, quantitative data, and other primary sources. The study of AP United States History will allow students to develop an understanding of the major themes in U.S. history that established an American identity, through, economic, social, political change, continuity, and the United States role in the world. Students will do research on the relationship between economic, social, political, and cultural factors that work to develop a national identity for the United States. Students will research and construct a thesis replica report that delves into many historical problems that the United States as a nation has had to face.