School of Business Administration
Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
Summer Camp 2015 Krispy Kreme Field Trip
Summer Camp interactive session
Summer Camp 2015 business leader session

Summer Camps

The Oakland University School of Business Administration is pleased to welcome high school students to campus through our summer camps. We invite you to read the info below to find the camp that best meets your needs. You may also email us at with questions.

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

Explore The World of Business

July 24-28, 2017

This week-long Summer camp provides 25 high school students 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
    • Leadership in business
    • The global environment of business
    • Business disciplines such as, Accounting, Economics, Marketing, Operations Management, Management Information Systems, Human Resources Management, Finance
    • Group dynamics
    • Presentation development

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
Application deadline: June 1
Payment due: July 10
Cost: $200

Click here for application.

A Glimpse Into Being an Actuary

July 17-21, 2017

This week-long July camp provides 30 students entering grades 10th, 11th, or 12th an interactive environment in which they will learn:

    • The fundamentals of actuarial science
    • College level concepts in finance, economics, mathematics, statistics, and data analytics
    • Leadership skills
    • Dynamics of team work
    • Presentation skills
    • Data Analytic skills

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. daily
Application deadline: June 1, 2017
Final payment due: July 10
Cost: $220
Check back for application information.

Business Essentials Camp

July 10-14, 2017

This week-long Summer camp provides 30 students entering grades 10th, 11th, or 12th an opportunity to get a head start on their college education. In a stimulating and interactive environment students will:

    • learn about starting a business

    • build career-related skills like resume writing, interviewing and networking

    • hear career success stories from business professionals

    • get college readiness tips

    • gain financial literacy skills

Camp time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
Application deadline: June 1
Payment due: June 26
Cost: $200

Click here for application.

Explore Business Camp Highlights

Stirring up a passion for business

Through OU’s business summer camp, Explore the World of Business, 25 high schoolers from Pontiac, Avondale, and Rochester schools in July.

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. 

The group was led by experienced Oakland University business professors and faculty, who taught the students about the basic and not-so-basic components of a career in business.

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

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

Field trips were another part of the fun. Students visited local businesses, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), where they met with top leadership executives and received an exclusive tour of the aero-acoustic wind tunnel. Also on the schedule was a sweet and educational visit to Krispy Kreme, where the group enjoyed glazed treats and learned about supply chain management.

Check out photos from the 2015 camp on the Facebook album.