What is the Summer Business Academy?

THE SUMMER BUSINESS ACADEMY IS A WEEK-LONG COURSE DESIGNED TO TEACH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THE ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AND THE PATHWAY TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE ENVIRONMENT OF A COLLEGIATE CAMPUS. WITH A COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM CONCENTRATED IN FIVE DAYS, SBA WILL GIVE STUDENTS THE KNOWLEDGE, GUIDANCE AND RESOURCES THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE WORKINGS OF BUSINESS AS WELL AS CREATE A BUSINESS OF THEIR OWN, BUILDING UP TO A BUSINESS PITCH COMPETITION AT THE END OF THE WEEK. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 11TH

decision notification
May 18TH

 
 

This YEAR'S PROGRAM DATES

JUNE 18TH - 22nd, 2018 (M-F)

June 25TH - 29th, 2018 (M-F)

JULY 9TH - 13th, 2018 (M-F)

July 16TH - 20th, 2018 (m-f)

July 30th - august 3rd, 2018 (M-F)

AUGUST 6TH - 10TH, 2018 (M-F)

AUGUST 13TH - 17TH, 2018 (M-F)


a snapshot of your week at SBA...

Brainstorming

Monday

Introductions to the Summer Business Academy and leadership skills. Learn to brainstorm effectively. Meet groups for the week and discuss a business idea for the competition.

Market Research

Tuesday

Learn how to complete competitor and market research. Work together as a group to perform market research for your product. Study marketing and branding techniques.

Business Plan

Wednesday

Work to understand and then customer development interviews. Learn how to make a business plan. Work with other groups to provide peer review of business plans.

Public Speaking

Thursday

Learn how to be an effective public speaker and how to approach interviews. Put together pitches for your business plan and practice pitches.

Pitch Competition

Friday

Work in groups to complete and practice pitch presentations. Final pitch competition and award ceremony.

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