JA Titan Business Challenge | Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts



JA's Titan Business Challenge has grown into one of the region's top student programs, serving more than 1,200 students over the past seven years. Titan is an annual day-long business strategy competition in which 200 high school students from across Southern Massachusetts spend the day at UMass Dartmouth, participating in a hands-on and dynamic learning experience; learning from some of the region's top business leaders; and competing for important scholarship awards that can help make a higher education possible.

Emerging leaders compete in teams of three using the interactive business simulator, JA Titan, which puts them at the helm of a virtual company. Teams are challenged to outperform the competition in profit, sales, and market share by mastering six key business decisions:

  • Price of product
  • Production levels
  • Marketing expenses
  • Research & development costs
  • Capital investment level
  • Charitable giving

During the competition, students will:

  • Spend the day at a first-rate higher education institution and learn about the various opportunities at UMass Dartmouth.
  • Clarify personal goals, ethics, and working styles by utilizing decision-making skills from a business leadership perspective.
  • Make real world business decisions as they learn to understand important business concepts and how each decision affects a company's bottom line.
  • Practice communication, teamwork, decision-making, and leadership skills.

Each team is accompanied by a volunteer Business Mentor who helps guide them through three rounds of competition. If you are interested in learning more about JA's Titan Business Challenge or how you can get involved, please contact JA Events & Development Manager Nicole Nault at nicole.nault@ja.org.

Like all of Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts' programs, there is no cost to the students or schools who participate. Thank you to our Title Sponsor, Bristol County Savings Bank, and all the other sponsors who make this opportunity possible for local students:

Title Sponsor:

Bristol County Savings Bank

Keynote Sponsor:

1st Place Scholarship Sponsor:

Business Mentor Sponsor:

Transportation Sponsor:

3rd Place Scholarship Sponsor & Team Sponsor:

Financial Literacy Sponsor:

2nd Place Scholarship Sponsor:

Social Media Sponsor:

T-Shirt Sponsor:

Major Event Sponsors:

Event Sponsors:

  • Advance Career Services
  • Coastal Financial
  • Fall River Municipal Credit Union
  • HarborOne Bank
  • Mechanics Cooperative Bank
  • Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP
  • RDA Insurance
  • Rockland Trust
  • St. Anne's Credit Union
  • The Pasta House
  • The Scott Botelho Home Selling Team, RE/MAX Vantage

Team Sponsors:

  • Barnicoat Insurance of Acushnet
  • Bearingstar Insurance Charitable Fund
  • Gold Medal Bakery
  • Lafrance Hospitality
  • SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford

Click the links below to review Titan Business Challenge documents and resources:

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    JA Volunteer
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    Kindergarten Teacher
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    SPARK Parent
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    JA Volunteer
  • "Having a Junior Achievement volunteer in my classroom has been so great for the students."

    Kindergarten Teacher
  • "I would like to thank you and all of JA Titan for the opportunities you have given me."

    Titan Scholarship Recipient
  • "This program is so important for students to understand they are part of a bigger community."

    School Administrator
  • "I really think this is a great program for the kids and I'm glad that they give these children the opportunity to show that they can be successful businesswomen."

    SPARK Parent
  • "The most heartwarming moments are when the children present you with drawings or tell you, ‘This has been the best day ever!'"

    JA Volunteer
  • "They're learning about important concepts like how and why to earn and save money at such a young age, and those lessons will help them become responsible members of the community as they get older."

    Kindergarten Teacher

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