Explore the advantages and challenges of managing your own enterprise in the Entrepreneurship Academy. Our two-week program takes an in-depth look at choosing a start-up, prototype testing, market research, social innovation, global business, and the operations of running your own business. You will have opportunities to hear from and interact with experienced entrepreneurs across different industries to learn about what it takes to become successful in any career path.
Bridging theory and practice, you will learn the basics of design thinking and brainstorming; mold your ideas into strong, promising business plans; and participate in teams in a final pitch competition. With an emphasis on personal development, our program incorporates practical, hands-on experience to help you build and improve your public speaking and communications skills, networking strategies, and team-building techniques all while exploring the world of entrepreneurship.
Price includes tuition, housing, and meals. Commuter Student tuition is $4,025.
How You'll Benefit
Learn from guest speakers, including experienced entrepreneurs from a variety of industries
Develop a business plan and pitch presentation in small groups
Participate in discussions, case studies, and interactive activities on business-related topics
Engage in hands-on exercises to improve your team-building and critical thinking skills
Receive a Certificate of Participation upon successful completion
Program Format & Subject Areas
As a student in the Entrepreneurship Academy, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of classroom lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Throughout the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:
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