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Welcome to Entrepreneurial Studies!
Entrepreneurial Studies, nicknamed E-Studies, is a senior-level program for students with an interest in business. Seniors will explore entrepreneurship through the creation of a 30-page business plan centered on a company of their own design. Students then learn about store operations, customer service, marketing and inventory management by operating the "All Wrapped Up" gift wrapping booth at Independence Center during the winter holiday season. The program culminates in a three-month long internship in the spring. Students create their own internship programs around their interests. Previous internship companies have included Adam's Pointe Conference Center and the Missouri Mavericks Hockey Team.
Students can earn up to 18 hours of college credit through Metropolitan Community College. Last year's seniors were awarded $264,000 in college scholarships through the Simon Youth Foundation.
Want to see our students in action. Check out the E-Studies YouTube video!
E-Studies is located at Independence Center. Students must provide their own transportation for this program.