Summer Dual Credit Program for High School Students Offered Through the Leder School of Business
Leder Students Bring Solutions to the City During Construction in Internal Case Competition
Our internal case competition this year focused on the loss to businesses due to city construction. We partnered with the City of Edmonton to create a case where our students could come up with solutions for the City of Edmonton and small businesses around the city to manage the loss they face when there is construction.
As a frequent small business visitor, I often see a blocked road or lots of construction and it immediately turns me in the opposite direction. Often times I don’t even bother trying to get to the final location if there is lots of construction. So, the city and small businesses wondered, how we can come up with a solution to aid small businesses who are struggling due to the lengthy construction time periods.
Seven teams were formed, and they got to work interviewing businesses, looking at other cities who have programs in place to reduce the impact on small businesses, and creating a solution. All the teams had awesome ideas, but one team truly had a good understanding of a way to mitigate the impact. Faith Carnegie, Diquita Cardinal, Jenae Charlebois, and Deserinque Ricketts, decided on creating a Construction Mitigation Program. This would involve having communication and public meetings so that construction workers, business owners, and customers could have a voice in what would help to minimize construction disruption. The program would also include free advertising around the city for particular businesses in construction zones. A few more perks to the program would be partnering with underground parkades to provide additional free parking, street art, and grants for businesses facing long term construction. Finally, the program would have program liaisons who would be in charge of communicating with the businesses to keep updated on the struggles they are facing and find ways in attempt to resolve the issues.
It is great to have the opportunity for our students to help solve, real-life and current issues. A big thank you to the City of Edmonton for partnering with us and a congrats to all the teams who came out and participated. We are looking forward to what next year’s case might bring!
The Leder School of Business is offering its popular dual credit course as a two-week summer program.
Dual credit is a great opportunity that allows high school students to enrol in post-secondary courses, earning both high school and post-secondary credits. It's a great way to experience a university or career path before you graduate from high school--like getting a head start!
Students earn three high school credits for MAM 3010, MAM 3020, and MAM 3910. They will also earn post-secondary credit for BUSI 200 (Intro to Business). This course is the first business course taken by students in a university business program. It is an introductory overview of Canadian business, both as an area of study and as a potential career choice. It explores basic business concepts, the nature of business, and the opportunities and challenges of starting and operating your own business.
The course is offered July 4th to July 14th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the King's University. Students can register by speaking with their school guidance councillor, or by contacting us: firstname.lastname@example.org