We work hard to use business to create a better world and you can, too

To protect the health and safety of students, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Global Business Academy. All 2020 program deposits and payments will be refunded.

We are committing our efforts toward next summer's academy that will be held July 11-23, 2021. We encourage eligible students to apply by Feb. 1, 2021 and to join us next year. 

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

You'll gain lifelong skills in international business and leadership, greater confidence, new passions and interests to explore, global friendships, and discover new ways to apply your business knowledge to what you care about most. No matter where your future career path leads, it's invaluable to have an understanding of what makes the business world turn. 


“We got to see how the world worked, and it was really fun. I just loved every moment.

– Farah K.


Academy Overview

Note From College of Business Dean Beth Walker

"The Global Business Academy 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 team building and self-discovery activities. It’s a great way for a high school student to start preparing for college and enhance their application."

Students working on group project

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.

Students listening to executive speak

Meet Local and Global Executives

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 and broadband companies; and AT&T Sportsnet - get a behind-the-scenes look at a sports broadcast!

Ropes course in mountains

The Best of Colorado

Experience our state through community adventures, from attending a Colorado Rockies baseball game and hiking in Northern Colorado to whitewater rafting and navigating a challenging ropes course on the CSU's Mountain Campus.

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Enhance Your Skills

Develop international and key business skills like: 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 to manage a global company.