Presbyterian College To Host High School Students During Business Week
Jul 20, 2018 01:09PM ● Published by Kathleen Maris
“Before attending Business Week, many students have misconceptions about businesses, including how much profit the average company earns for each dollar of sales it generates,” said Norman Scarborough, William Henry Scott III associate professor of entrepreneurship. “South Carolina Business Week corrects many of these misconceptions.”
During the week, rising high school juniors and seniors learn about business topics from experts in the industry and hear from professionals in government and education. Twelve teams will form mock companies led by executives across South Carolina. Students are challenged to have the most profitable business through hands-on exercises and workshops.
“By making management decisions, students gain a greater appreciation for all of the expenses that businesses incur as they seek to earn a reasonable profit,” Scarborough said. “They also gain a greater appreciation for the complexity of the factors required to operate a successful business.”
“In essence, Business Week is a superb opportunity for sharp young students to experience an intense ‘business boot camp,’ make new friends from across the state, develop their leadership skills, and experience a glimpse of college life,” Scarborough said.