•                     Program details When: July 14 - July 24, 2024
    Where: CSU College of Business
    Who: High school students (15-18 years old)
    Must be enrolled in high school for Fall 2024
    Early Admission Deadline: Feb 1, 2024
    Early Scholarship Deadline: Feb 1, 2024
    Application Deadline: June 1, 2024
    International Application Deadline: May 15, 2024
    Cost: $3750 per student, scholarships available

What You'll Learn and Do

Join other top high school students and distinguished College of Business and CSU faculty members in this immersive, ten-day summer business program on Colorado State University's beautiful campus. The activities and courses will develop core business skills including international business, leadership and team building, cross-cultural communication, entrepreneurship, decision making, negotiation, ethics, financial literacy, and innovation.

Read about the Global Business Academy experience.


Program at a Glance

  • Build in-demand leadership and soft skills valued by today's employers
  • Participate in a variety of team-building exercises on CSU’s picturesque mountain campus bordering Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Experience our Rec Tech Challenge and gain insights on business and entrepreneurship tools, leadership, team dynamics, and learn what it takes to go from customer discovery to start up. 
  • Attend lectures and presentations taught by world-class Colorado State University faculty from the College of Business.
  • Visit business enterprises and interact with successful leaders across multiple industries, such as media, healthcare, finance, retail, and more.
  • Engage with business executives, faculty, and College of Business advisors for small-group, college and career coaching sessions.
  • Learn about the role of business in a broad spectrum of disciplines such as engineering, natural resources, tourism, agriculture, and technology.
  • Participate in outdoor excursions and day trips like whitewater rafting through the Poudre Canyon and visiting Old Town Fort Collins, which helped inspire the design for Disney's Mainstreet USA.

High school students laughing during business presentation

Students crossing bridge

High school student drawing project

Global Business Academy Sponsors 

We thank the following organizations for their generous support in helping create tomorrow's global leaders.


  • Bank of Colorado
  • Daniels Fund
  • Canvas Credit Union logo
  • Howard Family Foundation
  • Green and Gold Foundation
  • Leprino Foods
  • Liberty Global logo
  • Liberty Latin America logo
  • The Malone Family Foundation
  • OtterCares
  • Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain
  • Woodward