Free Enterprise Institute
Wednesday, September 28
Dr. Michael Munger, Department Chair of Political Science and the Director of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program at Duke University.
A lifelong academic and economist, Dr. Munger has dedicated his studies to researching the functioning of markets, regulations, and government institutions. He will discuss the "sharing economy" and the revolutionary impacts of platforms such as Airbnb, Uber, and Doordash.
Oxbridge Academy recently announced the launch of the Free Enterprise Institute, a newly established center that operates as a learning hub for the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs. Offering an environment rich in expertise in entrepreneurship, finance, economics, new product development, and artificial intelligence, the Free Enterprise Institute provides formal and informal opportunities for students to come together with peers, teachers, and industry experts to learn about capitalism and its influence around the globe.
Aimed at fostering free market innovation through strategic problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, ethical decision-making, and exploration of the role of capitalism in society, the Institute will set a foundation for students to learn the fundamentals of financial markets, how they work, and their impact on the economy.
Financial market topics explored range from stocks and bonds to futures and options, as well as the increased role of technology in trading.
Entrepreneurship classes cover new product development and marketing, the process of making a business plan, venture finance, and how to achieve scale, among other topics.
The area of artificial intelligence provides students with insight into an essential driver of growth and value in the economy, allowing students to learn AI code, explore its history and current applications, and see AI at work in companies in the US and abroad.
The Oxbridge curriculum has always been advanced, now with a deeper, more experiential approach, the Free Enterprise Institute will enable teachers to engage students more broadly with capitalism and the free market and supplement their studies in the classroom with activities in the broader financial community of Palm Beach County and beyond. In addition to the exchange of ideas, students can look forward to an expert speaker series, panel participating in competitions, creating and managing financial portfolios, and applying for and acquiring internships in the field.
With more opportunities than ever for students to explore their interests, the Free Enterprise Institute is an excellent example of how Oxbridge Academy is boldly teaching what is worth learning and changing the paradigm for what educational opportunities are provided at the high school level.
The Free Enterprise Institute offers students unprecedented opportunities to further their economic studies and entrepreneurial pursuits.Robert Frackelton,teacher and Free enterprise institute coordinator
Former Oxbridge entrepreneurship teacher and current Free Enterprise Institute Advisory Board member, Sedric Simon, describes the program as “a place where like-minded students can practice different ideas and act on some of the current economic issues. “The possibilities are unparalleled and unique to Oxbridge,” says Simon. “Students here will get that real-world experience and see something greater than the textbook or just what they’re learning in the classroom.”