Best Summer Programs for Business

High school students with an interest in business, finance, and entrepreneurship should spend their summer months productively, engaged in activities that are aligned with their future area of study. Colleges, particularly those of the highly-selective variety, like to see evidence of drive and intellectual curiosity, and one way to demonstrate these attributes is through participation in a business-related summer program.

Our list of the Best Summer Programs in Business is comprised of 37 stellar programs that range in duration, cost, and eligibility criteria but all possess the common denominator of quality. All of the aforementioned data points are provided for each school along with the location of the program, whether they offer a residential experience, and when the application window opens and closes. You can rest assured that participation in any of the summer programs on this list will provide a boost to your admissions prospects when it comes time to apply to the undergraduate business program of your dreams.

ProgramLocationResidentialFocusLengthCostsApp. OpensDeadlineEligibility
Babson College Summer Study for High School StudentsBabson Park, MAYesBusiness/Entrepreneurship4 weeks$5,500Mid December1 MarRising 11th, 12th
Bank of America Student LeadersMultipleNoLeadership/Business8 weeksFree/StipendNov 1Jan 28Current 11th, 12th
Barnard College - Summer ProgramsNew York, NYYesLeadership3 weeks$6788-13,124Dec 13Feb 11 Priority, Apr 15 RollingRising 10th, 11th, 12th + Graduates (Women only)
Bentley Wall Street 101Waltham, MANoBusiness1, 2 weeks$1490-2980Mid-January4/30, RollingRising 11th & 12th
Boston University High School HonorsBoston, MAYesMultiple (including Business)5 weeks$6560+Dec 15May 27Rising 11th, 12th
Boston University High School Summer TermBoston, MAYesMultiple (including Business)1, 2, 3 weeks $160--6675Dec 15RollingRising 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Brandeis University Summer School OnlineWaltham, MA & OnlineNo Multiple (including Business)10 weeks~$3,000SpringRollingRising 12th
Business Bootcamp at University of RochesterRochester, NYYesBusiness3 weeks$8,250AvailableFeb 27Rising 11th, 12th
Columbia Summer ProgramsNew York, NYYesMultiple (including Business)1 or 3 weeks$2810-12,354DecemberFeb 3 Early, March 3Rising 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Cornell University Online Courses for High School StudentsOnline No Multiple 3, 6 weeks $4860-9720Late JanuaryMay 6Rising 11th, 12th
Cornell University Summer CollegeIthaca, NYYesMultiple (including Business)3, 6 weeks$7275-17,790Late January Apr 1 Priority, May 6 RollingRising 10th, 11th, 12th
Drexel University - Camp BusinessPhiladelphia, PAYesBusiness1 week $750-$1,500Jan 10May 27Rising 11th, 12th
Economics for LeadersMultipleYesEconomics1 week$2000-2240mid-December2/9 Early, 3/16 Priority, 4/13 RollingRising 11th, 12th
George Washington University Summer Pre-CollegeWashington, D.C.YesMultiple (including Business)1-6 weeks~$2,000-$11,629December15-MayRising 10th, 11th, 12th
Harvard Secondary School ProgramCambridge, MAYesMultiple (including Business)2 weeks$4,950Dec 1Jan 26 Priority, Mar 2 RegularRising 10th, 11th, 12th
LaunchXMultipleYesEntrepreneurship4 weeks$5980-9250Available FebruaryRising 10th, 11th, 12th
Leadership in the Business World (University of Pennsylvania)Philadelphia, PAYesBusiness3 weeks$8,999DecemberJan 20 Priority, Apr 7 RegularRising 12th
Marist Summer Pre-College: BusinessPoughkeepsie, NYYesBusiness2-4 weeks$3,500-$6,650Available Rolling Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th
Martha Guy Summer InstituteBoone, NCNo Program for 2022Business
Miami University Summer ScholarsOxford, OHYesMultiple (including Business)1 week$1,080Late WinterRollingRising 11th, 12th
Michigan Ross Summer Business AcademyAnn Arbor, MINoBusiness2 weeks$2,950Nov 1Jan 28Rising 12th
Notre Dame Summer Scholars Notre Dame, INYesMultiple (including Business)2 weeks$4250-4375Oct 18Feb 21Rising 11th, 12th
Notre Dame Summer Scholars OnlineOnlineNoMultiple (including Business)2 Weeks$1,900Oct 18Feb 21Rising 10th, 11th, 12th
Penn M&TSIPhiladelphia, PAYesManagement & Technology3 weeks$9,000Nov 8Feb 1 (Priority), Apr 1 (Regular)Rising 12th (some 11th)
Purdue University Courses Online for High School StudentsOnline NoMultiple (including Business)4, 8, 12 Weeks$350-$7200Dec 1May 1Age 16 and above
Purdue University Courses for High School StudentsWest Lafayette, INYesMultiple (including Business)1, 4, 8 weeks$1800-$8700Dec 1May 1Age 16 and above
Snider Enterprise and Leadership Fellows (SELF)College Park, MDYesLeadership3 weeks$2600-$4400Jan 10May 1Rising 10th, 11th, 12th
Stevens Institute of Technology Pre-College ProgramsHoboken, NJYesMultiple (including Business)1, 2 weeks$1000-2000DecemberRising 11th, 12th
Summer at Stern New York, NYYesMultiple (including Business)6 weeks $3652-13,300Feb 1Apr 1 (early), Jun 24Rising 11th, 12th
Summer at GeorgetownWashington, DCYesMultiple (including Business)1-3 weeks$2345-$6745AvailableJan 31 (Early), May 15 (Regular)Rising 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Summer Seminar (US Air Force Academy)Colorado Springs, COYesLeadership1 week$300Dec 1Jan 15Rising 12th
Summer Seminar (US Naval Academy)Annapolis, MDYesLeadership1 week$650Jan 4Mar 31Rising 12th
Summer at BrownProvidence, RIYesMultiple (including Business)2-3 weeks$2506-$9120Jan 6Jan 14 (Early), May 6 (Regular)Rising 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Summer at Brown OnlineOnline NoMultiple (including Business)2-6 weeks $2947-$5720Jan 6Jan 14 (Early), May 6 (Regular)Rising 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Summer Leaders Experience (U.S. Military Academy)West Point, NYYesLeadership1 week$500-$600Feb 1Mar 15Rising 12th
Terp Young ScholarsCollege Park, MD & OnlineYesMultiple (including Business)3 weeks$1475-$4400Jan 10May 1Rising 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th or Graduates
Barnard College - Summer ProgramsNew York, NYYesLeadership3 weeksDec 13Feb 11 Priority, Apr 15 RollingRising 10th, 11th, 12th + Graduates (Female only)
Tufts University Courses for High School Students Medford, MAYesMultiple (including Business)2 weeks$4000-5500Dec 1May 1Rising 11th, 12th + Graduates
UC Berkeley Business Academy for YouthBerkeley, CAYesEntrepreneurship2 weeks~$5,700AvailableRolling/4/30Rising 10th, 11th, 12th
Terry Business Academy (University of Georgia)Athens, GAYesBusiness1 week$195JanuaryMar 20Rising 11th, 12th
The Clark Scholars Program (Texas Tech University)Lubbock, TXYesMultiple (including Business)7 weeksFree/StipendJan 3Feb 16Rising 12th + Graduates
UCLA Summer InstitutesLos Angeles, CAYesMultiple (including Business)VariesVariesVariesVariesVaries
USC - Summer ProgramsLos Angeles, CAYesMultiple (including Business)4 weeks$6855-9575Available May 6Rising 10th, 11th, 12th
Wake Forest Summer Immersion ProgramWinton-Salem, NCYesMultiple (including Business)1 week$1500-2700AvailableRolling, MayRising 10th, 11th, 12th + Graduates
Washington University in St. Louis BOLD at OlinSt. Louis, MOYesBusiness/Lesdership1 week$750JanuaryTBARising 11th, 12th (Females only)
Washington University in St. Louis Summer ProgramsSt Louis, MOYesMultiple (including Business)5 weeks$6925-10,465Nov 1Apr 1 (early), May 2Rising 12th
Yale Young Global ScholarsNew Haven, CTOnline for 2022Multiple (including Business)2 weeks$3,500-$6500AvailableNov 3 (Early), Jan 10 (Regular)Must be 16 years old by 7/19/22
Young Women's Institute (Indiana University)Bloomington, INYesBusiness/Leadership1 weekFreeFeb 1Apr 15Rising 12th (Female only)
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