Learn How to Design Your Own Business this Summer
Welcome to the University of Maryland’s Young Scholars Discovery Program. Rising eighth and ninth grade middle school students are invited to attend this extraordinary learning opportunity. For two exciting weeks, Discovery scholars meet, live, and study with other talented middle school students in many of the same world-class facilities used by Maryland’s full-time college students. Scholars attend class, enjoy field trips and guest speakers, participate in coursework and projects, and engage with other students during seminars and social activities. Whether you choose to live on campus or commute from home, you’ll fully experience university life at Maryland!
This summer, explore, grow, and learn about university life with Discovery!
EXST011: DESIGNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS
This multi-disciplinary course aims to teach students the basics of the business, strategy, and leadership skills needed to launch and manage new ventures. Topics include learning the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, how to assess the feasibility of a new venture, as well as how to apply best practices for planning, launching, and managing new companies. Course goals are as follows:
To understand what it means to be an entrepreneur and a leader
To explore the characteristics and motivations that typically drive entrepreneurs
To be able to identify and evaluate opportunities for new ventures
To know how to gather the required resources to convert opportunities into new ventures
To create effective executive summaries and presentations
Students will discuss a wide range of issues of importance and concern to entrepreneurs, as well as learn to recognize opportunities, assess the skills and talents of successful entrepreneurs, and learn models and “rules of thumb” to help them navigate uncertainty. The opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship are explored. (Enrollment limit: 20).