Building Your Business Lab
Take your school’s business program to the next level with our flexible curriculum, customizable stock market game, and financial widgets!
What is a Business Lab?
A Business Lab is a way to transform your Accounting, Management, Marketing, and Finance classes by integrating real-world examples and simulations. Powered by PersonalFinanceLab.com, Business Labs combine software and hardware to give students a truely cutting-edge learning experience. Your lab will include:
Transform a classroom at your school to a fully-fledge Business Lab by adding any combination of posters, interactive and customizable MarketInsight displays, LED tickers, and more! No two Labs are the same, with options available for every budget.
The heart of every Lab is the Personal Finance Lab platform. This fuses a customizable, real-time stock market game with over 150 lessons on topics from Accounting, Management, Marketing, and Investing (plus over 125 lessons for Personal Finance and Economics) – all aligned to both state and national Standards. Utilize the excitement of the stock market game and the trill of streaming class rankings to engage your class like never before!
Real World Examples, Aligned To Standards
Personal Finance Lab is anchored in our cutting-edge educational stock market game, developed with almost 30 years of collaboration with business schools around the world. We combine the real-world excitement of the financial markets with our customizable business curriculum, aligned to both state and national standards.
This lets teachers mix and match lessons to perfectly compliment what they are already covering in class, all cemented with live data and examples from the real financial markets. This keeps students engaged, and reminded of the specifics of what was covered in class every time they see the news!
In addition to our Business curriculum, PersonalFinanceLab.com is also packed with hundreds of Personal Finance and Economics lessons, and our state-of-the-art classroom budgeting simulator – making it a perfect fit for a wide range of classes.
Sample Business Lessons Curriculum Overview and Standards Alignment
How It Works
Create A Stock Game
First, set up a stock market game for your class. You can pick all the settings, like what they can trade, how they need to diversify, and the window for the trading dates.
Choose Your Curriculum
Build “Assignments” by picking lessons from our library of over 300 activities. Mix and match depending on what you’re teaching in class – each assignment has its own start and due dates.
Rankings Keep Students Engaged
Class rankings might not seem like much at first, but this is a proven way to get – and keep – your students’ attention. As they build their portfolio, they also complete your assignments and track their progress!
Match Your Class To The Real World
Students need to take notes every time they make a trade – letting you match their trading diary with the topics covered in class. This helps students connect your class to the world around them.
Integrates With Technology
Integrate directly with LCD screens and tickers – an amazing way to combine technology and curriculum to transform your classroom into the most popular room at the school!
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