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

The Global Business Academy is a summer business program for current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

  •                     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

You’ll create great summer memories in this 10-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 a team building ropes course 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 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. 

Applications are now closed but we would love for you to check back next year for a summer of action packed experiences and wonderful memories. 


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

– Farah K.


Academy Overview

College of Business Dean, Beth Walker

Note From College of Business Dean Beth Walker

"The Global Business Academy is an extraordinary, immersive program that brings fundamental business concepts to life through hands-on entrepreneurial experiences, connections with global executives, and world-renowned faculty. Additionally, it provides various team-building and self-discovery activities, making it an excellent opportunity for high school students to prepare for college and enhance their applications."

High school students working on a group business 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 in this summer program.

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Meet Local and Global Executives

Tour innovative companies and get behind-the-scenes look at how they thrive, meet with global executives during Fireside chats, and engage with local leaders on projects and other engagements.

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The Best of Colorado

Experience our state through community adventures, from 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 key business skills like: team building, negotiation, entrepreneurship, innovation, decision making, cross-cultural communication, strengths-based leadership, and more. The Rec Tech Challenge gives you tools and skills through a hands-on experience to see what it is like to create a startup. 

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Supported by Industry Leaders

The Global Business Academy is supported by business and organizations in Colorado, the U.S. and across the world. Their generous sponsorships help us craft engaging programming that helps to shape the business leaders of tomorrow.

See our sponsors