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Student Programs

The UMSL Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education educates students and enhances classroom learning through innovative student programs that engage students in active, experiential, and cooperative learning. Student programs span elementary to secondary grade levels. Programs target content related to economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship, which are also connected to broader subjects such as social studies, math and other areas. Programs emphasize analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills. UMSL ECONED often partners with other organizations, such as the Missouri Council on Economic Education, to offer diverse student programs.

To learn about each student program and how to participate, click on the links below:

An annual team competition that challenges high school students to apply their economic knowledge to answer questions about microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and current events

An annual team competition in which high school students develop business plans that address a specific entrepreneurial scenario

A three-day summer camp for middle-school students to explore entrepreneurship and innovation in a hands-on, project-based experience. 

A hands-on budget simulation for high school students that develops practical money management skills, based on Mad City MoneyTM developed by the Credit Union National Association

A fun, engaging competition for teams of 4th- and 5th-grade students that focuses on Missouri history, entrepreneurs, and economics and is based on the MO HiStory online curriculum

An annual team competition in which high school students strengthen their personal finance knowledge in online, state, and national rounds of the competition

An online investment simulation that educates students in grades 4-12 about financial markets and investing while developing skills in personal finance, economics, math, technology, and critical thinking