Computer Curriculum – CEO Challenge

Students Learn How To Start Up A Company

Up to a 90-Hour Semester Computer and/or Business Course For High School Students and Advanced Middle School Students

Would your students like to develop entrepreneurial skills and learn how to use their computer as a tool to start and run their own business? CEO Challenge is a computer course that will give students the opportunity to apply the tools available in Microsoft Office, Google Docs or iWork and the Internet to build a business and provide them with a foundation in basic business and computing principles to help prepare them for the real business world. Students will develop a fictitious company and take the necessary steps for start-up. The course is divided into 4 units which include:

Word Processing

  • Develop business and marketing plans for their company
  • Apply for credit with a bank
  • Create a bio for company officers
  • Research competitors
  • Use Mail Merge to send thank you letters
  • Desktop Publishing and Graphics
  • Design a company logo and brochure
  • Create letterhead and a portfolio cover
  • Develop print ads

Spreadsheets, Databases and Internet

  • Create a budget for their company
  • Develop charts and graphs
  • Develop a consumer database
  • Learn how to invest in the stock market
  • Conduct proper online research

Multimedia

  • Create a persuasive multi-image slideshow using PowerPoint
  • Create a storyboard and multimedia slides
  • Insert pictures and tables
  • Insert sound and video
  • Prepare and deliver a presentation to the class