The goal of the course is for students to gain an understanding of business concepts and principles, and to put them into practice. Students will learn how business functions at the local, national, and global scale and affects their daily lives as well as their future careers. Central themes in Business Studies include ethics, sustainability, and social responsibility. This course will cover topics including business ethics, social business, economics, international business, entrepreneurship, management and leadership, personal finance, and the stock market. Projects include creating and operating a student-run business that competes in the Junior Achievement Company of the Year program, and using virtual money to build portfolios and trade on the stock exchange in real time in the Stock Market Game.