Entrepreneurship at MSM
Students have many opportunities at Mount St. Mary Academy to develop their skills beyond the traditional classroom. In our entrepreneurship program, Academy Scholars, students participate in a hands-on curriculum through which they build and run their own small businesses, allowing them to learn and engage in creativity in an exciting way. MSM student businesses include both real products and virtual businesses, and are affiliated with two international programs: Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) and Virtual Enterprises International. Our entrepreneurs have sold products locally, regionally and nationally. They have participated in business workshops across the United States and in Canada, Europe and Asia. They have also competed successfully both nationally and internationally, winning U.S. and global honors for their work as young entrepreneurs. Collectively, they have networked with fellow teen and adult entrepreneurs, corporate and nonprofit executives, academics, elected officials, and international leaders. Most importantly, they have developed the creativity, leadership, problem-solving and communication skills that are so vital to building an interesting, high-impact life and career.