Business at Eton College
Ages 12 – 16
Our Business course has been developed for young business people of the future. On the course, students will improve their confidence in using English, and develop their business skills whilst gaining knowledge of the latest business practices. Subjects in Business include; budgeting and finance, marketing, sustainability and growth, as well as the development of the English language skills necessary for success in business. As part of our Time to Shine project, students will work together to create and develop a business plan for a new start-up company and deliver a product pitch to a panel of judges.
This exciting course has several learning objectives:
Through practical and theoretical lessons and assignments our students will successfully complete the course with a developed set of core business skills, business knowledge and business in practice. Whether students have an interest in business, marketing or finance, this course will give them the opportunity to apply their new skills to projects and assist them in preparing for their aspiring profession.
Through practical and theoretical lessons and assignments, our students will successfully complete the course with a new confidence in their English ability, and improved knowledge of the world of business.
Our Time to Shine programme allows students to take part in a collaborative project where they will develop the concept and business plan for a new start-up company. As part of this project students will give a sales pitch presentation about their start-up company and product to a panel of judges who will offer valuable feedback and guidance. By working together students will develop vital key skills needed in business, such as negotiating strategies, interpersonal communication, teamwork, and presentation skills. Time to Shine is a great opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills to something that they have created and developed as a team.
This module at SBC Eton introduces students to the techniques and strategies behind successful negotiations. With a focus on negotiation strategy, body language and communicative soft skills, the module demonstrates how to get the upper hand in business dealings.
In this module, students will design and create their own start-up company, complete with a full business plan which includes realistic operating costs and profit margins. Students will learn how businesses maximise their finances to operate at optimal financial profitability.
The Business and Branding module looks at how businesses design their products, and how the marketing around this product is designed. By looking at iconic designs of some of the most successful products in history, students will learn how businesses give their products a marketable identity.
Modules are given for example purposes and are subject to change.