Syllabus For The New Entrepreneurship Course for Class XI

With the CBSE Board introducing the new elective subject Entrepreneurship in class XI, the board ensures in building a school curriculum which promises in providing equal opportunity and participation to promote concern for excellence. The entrepreneurship course hence aims at inculcating and motivating the students for achieving excellence through the realization of the individual potential.

Objectives of Entrepreneurship course:

• To acquire the entrepreneurial spirit and the resourcefulness
• To get familiar with the different uses of human resource to help earn a dignifies living means
• To understand the concept and the process of entrepreneurship, which is its role and contribution in the development and growth of both the nation and individuals
• To acquire entrepreneurial quality and competency
• To learn the process and skills for managing the entrepreneurial ventures

Syllabus for the new elective subject for class XI entrepreneurship introduced by CBSE

Class – XI (2013-14)



UNIT 1: Entrepreneurship: Concept and Function
• Entrepreneurship- Concepts, Functions, Need and Importance
• Myths about Entrepreneurship
• Pros and Cons of Entrepreneurship
• Process of Entrepreneurship

UNIT 2: An Entrepreneur
• Types of Entrepreneurs
• Competencies and Characteristics; Ethical Entrepreneurship
• Entrepreneurial Value: Values, Attitudes and Motivation
• Mind-set of an Employee and an Entrepreneur- Difference
• Intrapreneur: Importance in Any Organization

UNIT 3: Entrepreneurial Journey
• Self-Assessment of Qualities, Skills, Resources and Dreams
• Generation of Ideas
• N Feasibility Study
• N Opportunity Assessment
• N Business Plan Preparation
• N Execution of Business Plan
• N Role of Society and Family in the growth of an entrepreneur
• N Challenges faced by women in Entrepreneurship

Unit 4: Entrepreneurship as Innovation and Problem Solving
• Entrepreneurs- As problem solvers
• Innovations and Entrepreneurial Ventures
• Social Entrepreneurship-Concept and Importance
• Risk taking -Concept ; types of business risks
• The role of technology/ social media in creating new forms of firms, organizations, networks and cooperative clusters
• Barriers to Entrepreneurship
• Support structure for promoting entrepreneurship (various government schemes)

Unit 5: Concept of Market
• Market- Traditional and E-commerce- Concept and Role
• Types of Business: Manufacturing, Trading and Services
• Market Forces: Sellers, consumers and competitors
• Expanding Markets: Local to global, Strategies needed
• Marketing Mix: Concept and Elements
• Pricing and Factors affecting pricing
• Market Survey: Concept, Importance and Process

Unit 6: Business Finance and Arithmetic
• Simplified Cash Register and Record Keeping
• Unit of Sale, Unit Price and Unit Cost – for single product or service
• Types of Costs – Start up, Variable and Fixed
• Income Statement
• Cashflow Projections
• Break Even Analysis – for single product or service
• Taxes

Unit 7: Resource Mobilization
• Types of Resources – Human, Capital and other Resources
• Selection and utilization of human resources and professionals like Accountants, Lawyers, Auditors, Board Members, etc.
• Role and Importance of a Mentor
• Estimating Financial Resources required
• Methods of meeting the financial requirements
• Size and capital based classification of business enterprises
• Various sources of Information

Project Work (Any Three)
1) Visit and report of District Industries Centre (DIC)
2) Case Study
3) Field Visit
4) Learn to earn
(The guidelines for the above will be updated shortly)

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