School of Business Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy
June 16 - 27, 2014
The NCCU School of Business Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy is a non-residential 10-day program and will be held on the campus of NCCU from Monday, June 16, 2014 through Friday, June 27. The Academy is open to 20, high-achieving rising 10th and 11th grade students, with a B average or higher, from Durham, N.C., and surrounding counties. Selected students will receive business training and exposure to higher education on the campus of NCCU, along with a full scholarship to cover the cost of attendance plus materials.
The two-week Academy includes:
Lectures taught by host NCCU professors and local business leaders. Topics include introductory business courses in marketing, finance (financial literacy), entrepreneurship, leadership and ethics.
Corporate visits to help students gain exposure to the application of business principles in the real world as they interact with local corporate executives during on-site visits.
Business plan development and team competition with participants to derive a business plan for a new idea. A panel of judges from the business community will evaluate the plan and a prize will be awarded to the winning team.