Diamond Challenge Business Competition Prep

Aspiring entrepreneurs will create, promote, and market a company to win over the Diamond Challenge Business Competition's judges. In this intensive format, students will conduct the business ideation process, create a business plan, conduct environmental scanning, establishing the organizational mission, vision, and value statements, create marketing and promotion strategies, write the business proposal and create a pitch-deck required by the Diamond Challenge Business Competition.

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Tutor Intro

Teacher N — Instructor for the Business Professionals of America (BPA) business competition

  • She is a business management instructor at Montana State University, teaching business management information technology. Previously, she was a high school business instructor for 14 years, specializing in teaching Accounting, Marketing, and Management. Outside of the classroom, she has worked in the brand promotion, marketing, financial accouting, and consulting industries.
  • She has been an official advisor / instructor for the Business Professionals of America (BPA) business competition for 14 years. Her students have won multiple BPA 1st place awards in various categories, including fair trade business pitch, extemporaneous speech, small business management team, and graphic design promotion.
  • She won the ACTE Teacher of the Year award and the Golden Apple Award for her teaching methods and real-world application projects
  • She is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Finance and holds an MBA from the University of Montana as well as a Master’s in Education, specializing in online instructional design.
Class Intro

The Diamond Challenge Business Competition tests students with the necessary skills and knowledge to create, promote and market new business ideas. This preparatory project will cover the creation of the business proposal from the creative stage to the final business proposal and the Pitch Deck stage.

Students will conceptualize a business, create a business plan/business model canvas, perform an environmental analysis, determine the organization’s mission, vision and value statement, etc., and develop a marketing and promotional strategy.

The final project will include a business proposal and Pitch Deck for the annual Diamond Challenge business competition.

Outcome

Student Learning Outcomes: Students who complete this course will know:

  • Understanding the Components of Entrepreneurial Psychology
  • Explore the use of design thinking through idea screening
  • Build an Effective Value Proposition
  • Effectively design and conduct market research through mock interviews
  • Understand and create a business model canvas
  • Use storytelling techniques to create a promotional platform to engage your audience
Students

Students who are interested in business, and want to take part in business-related competitions in the United States

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After each class, the teacher will send course feedback, including course topics, homework and student progress.

Schedule

28 hours of classes, 120 minutes/class

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