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Pennsylvania Business Week

What is Pennsylvania Business Week?

Pennsylvania Business Week was developed in 1997 by the Manufacturer and Business Association in conjunction with Ft. LeBoeuf High School. In 1999, the MBA turned the program over to ACES.

Business Week is designed to allow teams of high school students to manage companies through a business simulation for an entire week. Students are taught how to manage finances, execute effective advertising campaigns, and work together as a team to achieve success.

The program culminates in 5 competitions at the end of the week: Advertising, Stockholders, Trade Show, Return on Net Assets and Top Company.

Why Business Week Important
Economics education is not a required course of study in the Pennsylvania public education system. As a result, high school students are graduating without any understanding of how their American economic system functions and how they play a critical role in participating in, and preserving, that system.

Pennsylvania Business Week provides ALL students with an opportunity to learn this vital information by taking the program directly to the students - in their own classrooms. Click the link below to find out what our volunteers, teacher advisors, and students are saying about the PA Business Week program.

What We Have Accomplished
ACES has just completed their 26th year bringing PA Business Week to area high schools. This program has been presented to over 24,000 Pennsylvania high school students spanning five western PA counties.

Evaluation data reveals that Business Week is very effective in helping students understand how our American economy works and how to be successful in our free enterprise system. Students also leave with a heightened awareness of job opportunities in their area through the partnership of Business Advisors.

The PA Business Week program has proven to be very successful in encouraging optimism and enthusiasm about the future of America among our young people and offers a more tangible understanding of the American economic system.

Higher Education Sponsor

What is the Higher Education Sponsor?
Penn State Behrend's Black School of Business has partnered with ACES to help further our mission of promoting the understanding of free market economics to students, teachers, and the general public. Click the button below to learn more about Penn State Behrend.

Girard High School

October 2 - 6, 2023

Greenville High School

October 16 - 20, 2023

Fort LeBoeuf High School

October 30 - November 3, 2023

Union City High School

December 4 - 8, 2023

New Castle High School

November 13 - 17, 2022

Hickory High School

December 18 - 22, 2023

Maplewood High School

February 5 - 9, 2024

Saegertown High School

March 11 - 15, 2024

Cambridge Springs High School

February 26 - March 1, 2024

Corry Area High School

April 8 - 12, 2024

Contact us to enhance economic education in your classroom

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