The model that we use to see the most effective growth in students is what we read Jesus does with his disciples throughout His ministry:
- Teaching – giving the biblical foundation and theoretical training relevant to business
- Practical application – presenting opportunities to put into practice what was learnt
- Evaluation – feedback is critical to bring change and help students to identify and work most effectively with their strengths and weaknesses.
I do, you watch… You do, I watch…
…Now YOU go and do…
Group projects and day trips
Each year the practical elements of the course are tailored to the group of students.
Here are some examples of the types of projects the students take part in:
- Designing and producing a new board game
- Preparing a business proposal for flyer distribution to present to local businesses
- Targeted market research to assess the demand for a summer bungee jump event
- Generating a business plan for consideration by and feedback from a bank manager
- Formulating a business purpose, vision and strategy and executing this through the designing, production, marketing and selling of a corresponding product
- Visit to car dealership to learn about the role of sales and cash flow in business
- Visit to a Big Four accounting firm in London
- Designing Christmas promotional offers and other marketing material
- Participation at local business networking events and business exhibitions
Meeting the experts
Throughout the year, the students are able to meet, learn from, and work alongside various business leaders within the fields of Arts & Entertainment, Business, Education, Family, Government, Media, Charity, and Church. This gives the students many opportunities to ask questions and to learn from the successes and failures of others.