Discover a world of opportunities

The Global Business Academy is a summer program for current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Create great summer memories with a 13-day, action-packed experience with students from around the globe to learn about how to use business to create a better world. The program will include an overnight stay at CSU’s beautiful Mountain Campus in the Rockies and give you a taste of college life staying in the University dorms in Fort Collins.

You’ll come away from the program with new, lifelong skills in international business and leadership, greater confidence, new passions and interests to explore, global friendships, and ideas for how to apply your business knowledge to what you care about most. No matter where you end up in your future career, having an understanding of what makes the business world run is invaluable. At CSU’s College of Business, we work hard to use business to create a better world, and you can too.

The 2019 academy will be hosted from July 7 to 19.  Don't miss out and apply today to reserve your spot.

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"The Global Business Academy provides an authentic college experience for high school students to learn about how business can create a better world.

This is an amazing, immersive experience that brings day-to-day business interactions to life through simulated games, connections with global executives and world-renowned faculty, and offers many teambuilding and self-discovery activities. It’s a great way for a high school student to start preparing for college and enhance their application."

- Dean Beth Walker, CSU College of Business


Academy Overview

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Understand Business to Create a Better World

Engage with professors from CSU's College of Business to learn about global sustainability in business, entrepreneurship, innovation, ethics, and decision making and what it takes to run a global organization.

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Power Up Your College App

On-site career counselors will provide strengths-based leadership coaching and help you discover academic and career passions. They’ll share strategies to highlight your unique strengths and experiences so you can make your college application stand out.

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Engage with Local Business and Global Executives

You’ll tour innovative companies like OtterBox - cutting-edge cases for your phone, Pivotal Technologies - big data software that drives insights, Liberty Global/Liberty Latin America - the world’s largest media & broadband companies, and AT&T Sportsnet - see what it takes to produce a sports broadcast!

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Experience the Best of Colorado

Engage in community adventures ranging from attending a Colorado Rockies baseball game to hiking in Northern Colorado, whitewater rafting and navigating a challenge and ropes course on CSU’s Mountain Campus.

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Develop Your Leadership Skills

You will develop international and key life skills including: team building, negotiation, entrepreneurship, innovation, decision making, cross-cultural communication, strengths-based leadership, and more. The leadership business simulation game gives you a hands-on experience of what it’s like managing a global company.