skip to main content

Program Description

Program Description:

The goal of Virtual Enterprise is to combine motivation and essential skills necessary to manage career advancement in business and communication.  The program has a positive influence on student’s career preparation, and gives them a realistic view of the business world.  The mission of this program is to provide students with a broader national and international perspective of real business practices in a virtual world.

Virtual Enterprises (VE) is a simulated business that is set up and run by students with the guidance of a teacher/facilitator and a business partner. This program allows students to experience all facets of being an employee in a firm in an actual business environment. Students are involved in every aspect of a running a business, including human resources, accounting, product development, production, distribution, marketing and sales, and they engage in trade with other VE firms around the world via fax, postal mail, e-mail, the Web (e-commerce), and trade fairs. This simulation conveys the expectations of a real-world workplace and enables students to understand how company executives, employees, workgroup teams, and departments interact and work together to establish and meet company goals. 

The Virtual Enterprise is a comprehensive and student-oriented approach towards teaching and learning that provides practical and task-oriented instruction in a real-world environment.With communication links to nearly 3,000 VE firms around the world, the program exposes students to different cultures, business practices and currencies and gives students a broader international perspective. Students engage in hands-on applications, problem solving, and written and verbal communication. In addition, students learn about a variety of careers associated with business,acquire global economic knowledge, and use technology as applied in business.

By combining a rigorous curriculum with hands-on application of many academic skills, VE aims to prepare students for both careers and college. The task-based, copyrighted curriculum includes a strong academic component focused on writing, speaking, math and technology skills. The program seeks to motivate students by setting high expectations and showing them the relevance of their education.

 

ADA Compliance Errors 0