Business Summer Programs and Camps for High School Students
Introductory Information about Business Summer Programs
Business summer programs can provide an opportunity for high school students to explore a variety of topics in this field. For some students, a business summer program may be a chance to gain an initial experience with topics and concept in this area. For other students who may have taken a business class in school, a summer business program can supplement the learning that has taken place during an academic year.
Experiential Activities and Business Summer Programs
Researching and Finding Summer Business Programs
The exact nature of a business summer program is dependent upon the areas being emphasized. Summer programs may focus on general topics within the business field or they may emphasize areas such as business planning, marketing, entrepreneurship, leadership, financial literacy, and more.
It can be important for high school students to research and examine summer business programs to find those that best align with their interests. For example, some programs may emphasize business leadership while others may place more of a focus on learning how to build a startup business.
Pre-College Business Summer Programs
Featured Business Summer Programs for High School Students
Summer Business Academy – A part of the Summer Academies at Harvard
During the program, students have the chance to learn about terms, ideas, and principles that are frequently used in the field of business. Participants also gain insight into a variety of practical and real-world aspects involved in the world of business. During the program, students can meet peers who have an interest in business, learn from and converse with instructors, and gain foundational knowledge that can be useful in business ventures.
Through the program, students also have a chance to engage in activities that allow them to apply their learning, collaborate with peers, and develop professional skills. Through a variety of learning exercises, students gain insight into what it takes to start a business. Participating students also have the opportunity to learn about college business majors as well as options in the field of business.
Summer Business Camp at Rutgers University
Examples of College and Organizations that Sponsor High School Summer Business Programs
- University of Florida Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership and Sustainability (learn more on the Florida summer programs page)
- University of Georgia Terry Business Academy (learn more on the Georgia summer programs page)
- Indiana University Pre-College Summer Business Programs (learn more on the Indiana summer programs page)
- LaunchX Summer Business Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (learn more on our Massachusetts summer programs page)
- University of Texas McCombs Summer High School Business Programs (learn more on the Texas summer programs page)