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Simulations teach the main aspects of business: goal setting and strategic planning, staff development, innovation, marketing, investment, finance, and sales.

Additionally, the program includes seminars, meetings with successful entrepreneurs and visits to the companies.

Why entrepreneurial skills are important?

Being responsible for your actions, learn through experience and self-confidence - these entrepreneurial skills are important for any person. And the basic ability to set goals and plan for achievement is the foundation of a successful future.

Junior Business Academy provides an understanding of the basics of management, finance, marketing, talent management, as well as the practice of using modern tools in everyday life from chatbots to the automation of sales and online applications for managing distributed teams.

Forms of study

Forms of Education

Junior Business Academy

600 CHF per module

400 CHF per module

Module 1: Business Foundations.

  • Wednesdays dates: 15.01, 22.01, 05.02, 26.02, 04.03.
  • Saturdays dates: 18.01, 25.01, 08.02, 29.02, 07.03.

 

Module 2: Marketing.

  • Wednesdays dates: 11.03, 18.03, 25.03, 01.04, 29.04, 06.05.
  • Saturdays dates: 14.03, 21.03, 28.03, 04.04, 02.05, 09.05.

 

Module 3: Management.

  • Wednesdays dates: 13.05, 20.03, 27.03, 03.06, 10.06, 17.06.
  • Saturdays dates: 16.05, 23.03, 30.03, 06.05, 13.06, 20.06.

English / French

6 weeks per module

14-17 years old

Wed or Sat - 16:00 - 19:00

14-17: Digital Arts & Filmmaking
14 - 17 years
14-17: Bootcamps for Teens
14 - 17 years
Modules

Modules

Business Foundations

Searching for an idea, developing a business model, building business processes, writing a business plan. Active and passive income, competition and the stage of development of the company.

Marketing

Students will learn how to execute a marketing strategy: identify the value proposition of your business idea, determine the target audience, and explore competitive offers on the market. Get acquainted with the basics of digital marketing. They understand how PR works, an advertising campaign is created, and sales are made, including offline and online.

Strategies and Future Trends

The globalization of the economy and the automation of production are forcing businesses to change and create the most unusual business models. This module is designed to know in which direction to move in 10 years. The module includes the following topics: SWOT analysis, blue ocean strategy, artificial intelligence, and big data, cybersecurity.

Management

Students will learn about the process of building a company, types of leadership, team management, classical and agile approaches, the Gantt chart, crisis management, motivation, and time management.

Finances & Sales

From the pocket money to the budget of the company! Understand the difference between income and profit, costs, stocks, taxes, loans, and sale scripts. How to put into practice commercial offers, discounts, and sales, manage risks, and create budgets.

Skills

No matter which profession the child chooses in the future, such skills as creativity, communication and negotiation, analysis and decision-making, critical thinking, leadership, emotional intelligence, multitasking will be relevant and useful.

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Outcome

With Junior Business Academy, students will:

chose future future profession or business direction

marketing and sales, human resources, project management, design, accounting and finances, investments and start-ups, data-driven management.

find out how the business is managed in various fields

aviation, space industry, real estate, investment, information technologies, banking, agro-industry, sports, social entrepreneurship,alternative energy, hotel, restaurant and cafe industry, retail, biotechnologies.

learn to plan and manage personal expenses:

during the training, students earn their virtual currency - STEPCoin, which they can exchange in the myStat virtual store. How to manage the money earned - spend on a 3D model or a meeting with a businessman - future entrepreneurs decide.

Business Simulation

Business Simulations Topics

  • Creating coworking space
  • Renting apartments with Airbnb
  • Coffee shop management
  • Conflict in the city’s infrastructure department
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Execution of the quarterly sales plan in the bank
  • Development of agro-holding
  • Hardware store management
  • Call Center Automation
  • Management of the investment company
  • Sports Manager - win a championship
  • Self-driving taxi service
  • Hotel-2055
  • Drone delivery
  • Big Data Marketing
  • Development of a space colony
  • Development of micro-credit service
Professors

Professors

Work in/with international IT-companies.

Launched their startups. Minimum experience in IT - 5 years.

Average teaching experience - 2 years.

Gael Montouchet

Expert in Digital Marketing and Productivity.

Gael worked for such famous companies as Nestle, Hilton, Emirates, LinkedIn, Hyatt, and organizations as UNICEF and World Wide Fund for Nature.

We do not know what the world will be like tomorrow and we can’t precisely predict the future of children. But we can prepare them for challenges of the future. Imagine how your child is developing a business plan for a new idea just as passionately as playing computer games. Business management skills are universal and will be useful in career and everyday life.

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