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November 30, 2016

Top Summer Business Programs for High School Students

Are you interested in studying business in college or pursuing business as a future career?  There are many different paths to get business experience and a head start filled with exciting topics and real life experience. Summer Discovery partners with many great business programs taught at top universities in the country. Check out these great summer opportunities in business for high school students!


· The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports Institute @ UCLA Anderson School of Management – 3 weeks session 1 and 2. Through an introduction to concepts, analyses, and principles – this institute will help you understand the business aspects of entertainment, media, and sports.

· Digital Marketing and Social Media Institute @ UCLA Anderson School of Management – 3 weeks session 1. Students will learn strategies to use social media platforms for branding. The institute provides a solid foundation in the key concepts around digital strategy, campaign execution, and measurement.

· Sports Business Institute @ UCLA Anderson School of Management – 2 weeks. Gain insight into the ever-changing business of sports and an appreciation for the unique challenges involved in managing sports business enterprises. Explore business frameworks including finance, marketing, strategy, and economics.

· Entertainment Business class – 3 weeks session 1 and 2. Topics may include copyright laws, manager/agent roles and fees, types of contracts, how to develop a marketing plan, networking, and more.

· Business Innovation Institute – 5 weeks. This institute explores the strategy behind and development of a product development plan, and how advertising plays a vital role in the success of the plan. Courses include Entrepreneurship and New Product Development and Advertising in the 21st Century.


· Business and Entrepreneurship Institute – 2 and 3 weeks. This Institute provides an engaging and hands-on opportunity where students investigate all aspects of a real-life entrepreneurial venture, including opportunity recognition, marketing and sales, negotiation, financials, and legal structures; through the lens of their own business ideas.

· Personal Finance and Entrepreneurship class – 2 and 3 weeks. Students learn the principles of investing and saving, including stocks and bonds. Students make their own mock stock portfolios, monitor them, then research how to start a business of your own.

Gaining business experience in high school has many benefits. You can set yourself apart from others when applying to college, narrow your specific interests within the field, and make contacts early on. Interested? Please visit our website at or call 516.621.3939 to find a summer opportunity that is right for you!