Business in a Global Economy

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Engage in a real-world experience in high-demand corporate environments. You will complete the Kauffman Fast-Track course for entrepreneurs, “Shark Tank” simulation, Equity Analysts Research Challenge, business site visits and the Market Class Investment Portfolio simulation. You will spend both semesters working on partner-driven projects, solving business problems and experiencing the challenges of project-based work.


This year-long, three-credit course earns credits in:

• AP Microeconomics (one social studies credit)
• IB Business and Management SL (HL also an option) (one elective credit)

• AP Seminar (one 11th or 12th grade English credit)


More than 50 guest instructors provide their expertise on topics aligned with the VANTAGE curriculum. Teachers use a content-first approach to learning, enabling you to master academic core content first and then see how this learning is implemented by business partners to provide solutions to real-world challenges.


All VANTAGE students have a 1:1 mentor, but networking extends beyond one professional. Mentors often open doors and guest instructors freely share their contact information, some even provide employment and extended site visits.

    • Emerson Rosemount: Research and design Emerson’s 2014 State Fair exhibit for inspiring interest in engineering among youth.
    • General Mills: Study how teens use cell phones, giving General Mills a social media guide to develop teen brand loyalty.
    • Aspire Beverage: Develop and market-test two new flavors of healthy sports performance drinks.

Award winning VANTAGE business students

Contact Us

Roger Andre
VANTAGE Director

Stephanie Lolich
VANTAGE Program Strategist

Missy Bemm
VANTAGE Program Coordinator

VANTAGE Location
4350 Baker Road
Minnetonka, MN 55343

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