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Summer Camps

School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)

School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)

High school students from across Metro Detroit explore the intricacies and complexities of the surrounding business world at Oakland University School of Business summer camps. These informative, interactive and educational camps led by expert business faculty offer students the opportunity to get a head start on their business experience and college education.

OU works to ensure safe conduct and supportive interaction between youth and program leaders. Learn more about our initiatives on the Youth Protection page.

Special thanks to our sponsors:
The School of Business Administration Summer Camps are generously supported by Ken and Kim Janke.

Partnering Entrepreneurship and International Management

Explore entrepreneurial ventures with an international perspective.

This week-long summer camp provides students entering grades 10, 11 and 12 an opportunity to get a head start on their college education. In an interactive environment, students will learn about:

  • The beginning fundamentals of a business education
  • Entrepreneurship ideals
  • Leadership in business
  • The global environment of business: The beginning of the technology revolution and Artificial Intelligence
  • Business disciplines such as accounting, economics, marketing, operations management, management information systems, human resources management, finance and actuarial science
  • Group dynamics
  • Presentation development

Schedule
July 29 - August 2, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $325*, including lunch
*Offering OU staff discount

Apply Now

Please e-mail bizcamp@oakland.edu if you have questions.

SBA Business Summer Camp Highlights

Through OU’s business summer camp, students from area high schools come together to learn about the global business environment, entrepreneurship practices and how business is driven by data. Over the course of five days, students spent mornings and afternoons learning about different business disciplines, including accounting, economics, marketing, operations, management information systems, human resources, and finance.

Led by experienced Oakland University business professors and faculty, students gain insight into the components for a rewarding career in business.

Each day students participate in interactive learning activities, which include games and presentations by OU and local business leaders.

“All the speakers we heard from were really inspirational,” said Adams High School student Jose Leonard. “You could tell they were passionate about what they were doing.”

Field trips are another part of the fun. Students visit local businesses, such as Stellantis and Rocket Companies, where they meet with top executives and receive exclusive tours. A trip to Krispy Kreme provides both a sweet treat and an educational visit to discuss supply chain management.