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Business and Entrepreneurship Institute

In Barrack’s Business & Entrepreneurship Institute, students explore project-based learning and immerse themselves in real-world scenarios and business concepts. In addition to traditional classroom learning, the Business & Entrepreneurship Institute encourages creativity, risk-taking, and problem-solving skills central to entrepreneurship education.

Students learn to embrace challenges, viewing setbacks not as failures but as opportunities for growth and innovation. Experiences such as creating and running small businesses or participating in simulated ventures teach resilience, adaptability, and a strong work ethic, positioning students for success in a rapidly evolving professional landscape.

Coursework

The Business & Entrepreneurship Institute provides an introduction to core concepts including marketing, entrepreneurship, personal finance, business law and ethics, microeconomics for business, and finance and accounting. In addition to learning key knowledge and terms, students develop skills in teamwork, public speaking, math, and analytical thinking. These skills, complemented by their coursework in Jewish values, ethics, and history, help students gain a foundation in ethical decision-making and social responsibility, develop a strong moral compass, and cultivate a heightened awareness of the interconnectedness between business success and making a positive impact on their communities.

In addition to traditional classwork, beginning in the second half of the school year, students work in teams on a multi-stage project leading to the development of a business plan. Over the course of the project, students develop an idea for a product or service, conduct market research, and create an investment pitch.

Students have the opportunity to synthesize concepts related to marketing, finance, operations, and management, fostering a deeper understanding of how these components intersect in the business world.