Program Highlights

  • Meet professional investors and learn about how they analyze potential investments in new businesses.
  • Learn about management consulting and complex problem solving from a former McKinsey consultant.
  • Hear the tales of survival of a startup business from an entrepreneurial founder
  • Create your own business plan and pitch it to real world investors

Program Highlights

  • Meet professional investors and learn about how they analyze potential investments in new businesses.
  • Learn about management consulting and complex problem solving from a former McKinsey consultant.
  • Hear the tales of survival of a startup business from an entrepreneurial founder
  • Create your own business plan and pitch it to real world investors
  • W H E N
    • Session 1: July 8-21, 2018
    • Session 2: July 22-Aug 4, 2018

Overview

Whatever you do in life, foundational business skills such as effective communication, sales and marketing, and financial management will serve you well. These skills let you transform your ideas into a real business that will give you greater control of your destiny.

Students will learn firsthand from business veterans about starting and running a business. Topics will cover marketing, finance, operations, and sales. Over the course of the program, they will develop a plan for a new venture and pitch their idea to real world investors. Along the way, meet with leaders from different areas of business and finance.

Hands-On Learning

Students will examine best practices in Research and Development (R&D), Operations, Marketing, and Finance. Understand the mechanics of scaling a business while maintaining quality.
Students become part of a new company and configure themselves into teams working on various aspects of a business. Throughout the program, our expert instructors combine theory and practice to create a business simulation that culminates in a shark tank environment with professional investors.

Real World Insights

Meet with range of business people, from small business owners, mid-level managers and execs from Goldman Sachs, McKinsey consultant, and CEO.

College Planning

The field of business is extremely broad and there are jobs for all types of people. Through our True You curriculum, get a deeper sense of your motivations and aptitudes. Based on this, learn more about jobs in the field of business that range from the wildly creative to deeply analytical.

About the Course

This course was designed for students interested in learning the fundamentals of business in order to apply them towards the development of a business plan. It blends business theory, financial literacy, and hands-on learning to create an enjoyable and memorable learning experience.