General Course Information
April 23, 2020
An email message is sent at 9 am every Monday to both parent and student email accounts describing the work for the current week. Work is due back by 11:59 pm on Sunday.
Work for VE will be accessible every Monday at 9 am in Microsoft Teams and will be submitted directly in Teams.
MCC has updated their grading policy for dual credit courses. Please review the updated policy in the file at the bottom of the page. Please let me know if you plan to change your grading structure or withdraw from the course by the deadlines stated in the message.
What is Virtual Enterprise?
(College Credit Available; BUS 110)
A Virtual Enterprises (VE) is a simulated business that is set up and run by students with the guidance of a teacher. This program allows students to experience, in a simulated business environment, all facets of being an employee in a firm. The Virtual Enterprise involves students in every aspect of a business, including human resources, accounting, product development, production, distribution, marketing and sales. This workplace simulation enables students to understand how employees, workgroup teams, and departments interact with each other and work together for the goal of the company.
The program is based on the European concept of practice firms, in which students run simulated offices in their schools and engage in virtual trading with other practice firms. It is a comprehensive and student-oriented approach towards teaching and working that provides practical and task-oriented instruction in a real-world environment, which ultimately conveys the expectations of the workplace. With communication links to nearly 3,000 firms around the world, the VE exposes students to different cultures, business practices and currencies and gives students a broader international perspective. Students engage in hands-on applications, problem solving and written and verbal communication. In addition, students learn about a variety of careers associated with business and industry, acquire global economic knowledge (including monetary and business systems of the countries in which the practice firms operate), and use technology as applied in business, including the use of the Internet for global transactions and communications.