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 Is 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 20th year bringing PA Business Week to area high schools. This program has been presented to over 18,000 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.
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If you are interested in bringing Business Week to your local high school please contact us here or call us at (814) 456-7007
Competition in a Virtual Marketplace
Business Week incorporates financial simulation software and allows students to compete virtually
Business Week Results
97% of participants say Business Week gave them a better understanding of the American economy
2019 - 2020 PA BUSINESS WEEK SCHEDULE
September 16 - 20, 2019
New Castle High School
September 30 - October 3, 2019
Girard High School
October 15 - 18, 2019
Greenville High School
October 28 - November 1, 2019
Fort LeBoeuf High School
November 18 - 22, 2019
Corry Area High School
December 16 - 20, 2019
Hickory High School
January 13 - 17, 2020
Sharpsville Area High School
New this year...
January 27 - 31, 2020
Union City High School
February 24 - 28, 2020
Cambridge Springs High School
March 16 - 20, 2020
Maplewood High School
March 30 - April 3, 2020
Youngsville High School