This course introduces students to several main subfields of business: entrepreneurship, finance, accounting, and marketing. Students will understand the components and purposes of a business plan and review case studies of the strategies of real large businesses.

Dates: Saturdays Jan 21, Feb 11, Feb 25, March 11, March 25, April 22

Session 1 Time: 6:30pm–7:30pm, for 7th and 8th grade students

Session 2 Time: 8:00pm–9:00pm, for 9th and 10th grade students

Location: Palo Alto


Bryan Owens

Bryan Owens is a 12th grader at Gunn High School. He is co-founder and co-president of Silicon Valley Youth and has been teaching ever since SVY’s inception. Bryan is VP of Fundraising at Gunn Business (FBLA + DECA) club and Treasurer at Gunn SAGE Global club. In the summer of 2016, he was selected to attend the most prestigious business summer program for high school students, Leadership in the Business World (LBW), at the renowned Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Course Outline

  1. What is business and why study it, entrepreneurship
  2. Accounting, stock market, finance
  3. Marketing
  4. Business plans, business plan project announcement, work time
  5. Business strategy and case studies, work time
  6. Business plan presentations, what to explore next

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