JA Titan Business Challenge

A Competition for Local High School Students



The 8th Annual Mahoning Valley JA Titan Business Challenge

Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley (JAMV) was held on Thursday, March 9th at Youngstown State University's Williamson College of Business. Congratulations to 1st place team from Chaney High School, 2nd place team from Cardinal Mooney High School, and 3rd place team from Austintown Fitch High School! See below for more information on high shools that competed and sponsors. Thanks again to our sponsors and volunteer mentors for making the event successful! 

Special Guest Speaker

JAMV is excited to announce current President of Youngstown State University, Jim Tressel, as this year's Titan Business Challenge Guest Speaker!


JAMV would like to give a special shout-out to all of our wonderful sponsors. Thank you for supporting JA's event and our amazing students!


How JA Titan Impacts Students

JA students determine the success or failure of their businesses based on how well they manage key issues such as setting prices, filling production requests, establishing marketing, investing in research and development, and capital equipment. Students analyze situations, apply information under time pressure, interpret and chart data, build consensus, think critically, make decisions, solve mathematical problems, and work together as a team.

Students are on a management team of a "virtual" company and need to make critical decisions about the business in order to make a profit in a very competitive industry. Each student team must make five important decisions each quarter of play:


· The price of the product

· How many items to produce

· How much money to spend on marketing

· Whether to expand production through capital  investment

· How much money to spend on research and development


Each round of the competition simulates a business quarter in which students make decisions that result in a Performance Index (PI). With the competitive fires burning, the students are just as eager to beat the competition as CEOs of actual companies.

Student Teams

Our competition would not be able to happpen without educator/student participation. JAMV extends a warm thank-you to all of our students and educators who are participating in our 2017 JA Titan Business Challenge. We hope to prepare and inspire these bright young students to succeed in a global economy. 

Student Teams: 

Austintown Fitch High School - 4 teams
Bloomfield High School - 3 teams
Cardinal Mooney High School - 3 teams
Champion High School - 3 teams
Chaney High School - 4 teams
Columbiana County Career & Technical Center (CCCTC) - 2 teams
Howland High School - 2 teams
Lordstown High School - 2 teams
Pymatuning Valley High School - 3 teams
Southern Local High School - 1 team
Valley Christian High School - 3 teams
Victory Christian High School - 2 teams

Did someone say prizes?

Not only do participating teams have the unique opportunity to work together with business leaders and meet other area students - prizes and school pride are also on the line. The students on the 1st place team will each receive a $500 scholarship to a college of their choice. Additional prizes will also be awarded.

¨ The JA Titan Business Challenge is an opportunity available to high school junior and senior students at no charge.

¨ Students will be paired with a local business mentor for the first two rounds. 

¨ Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

¨ View the program at http://titan.ja.org/


By linking the business and education communities together through effective, professional and current educational programming, Junior Achievement provides entrepreneurship, financial literacy and workforce readiness experiences that prepare and inspire young people to succeed in a global community.


What is JA Titan?

JA Titan is an interactive online business simulation that offers a unique way for young people to learn what it takes to compete in the marketplace and to run a successful business. JA Titan is designed to compliment high school economics, math, and social studies curriculum.

Contact Information

If you would like to learn more about the JA Titan Business Challenge or have questions about registering, please contact Marcy Angelo at 330-539-5268 or at marcy.angelo@ja.org. Schools who are planning to register can do so until February 3rd.