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School of Business Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy

2017 SYBEA Scholars at the Spectrum Arena
2017 SYBEA Scholars at the Spectrum Arena

The NCCU School of Business Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy (SYBEA) is a residential 10-day program held on the campus of NCCU. The Academy is open to high-achieving rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students, with a "B" average or higher.  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. 

NCCU’s SYBEA includes lectures, corporate visits, business plan development and a case competition with the goal of preparing the next generation of business leaders. A panel of judges from the business community will evaluate the business case presented by teams of students and a prize will be awarded to the winning team. The two-week academy includes:

  • Lectures taught by NCCU professors, local business leaders, and members of the School of Business Board of Visitors. Topics include introductory business courses in marketing, finance (financial literacy), entrepreneurship, leadership and ethics.
  • Corporate visits to help students gain exposure to a range of businesses and industries, as well as 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 to allow participants to demonstrate their learning by developing and presenting a business plan to a panel of local executives.

Vision

To be a significant presence in the community through the establishing of an innovative, experiential entrepreneurship program for high performing high school students from lower income areas of North Carolina and abroad.  In alignment with corporations, civic organizations and local small businesses in the community, the academy seeks to deliver top notch entrepreneurship education to young innovators across our nation.

Mission Statement

The Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy strives to ignite and engage the minds of high performing youth through the study of business and entrepreneurial principles so that they may become change agents and contributors for economic development in their communities.

The NCCU School of Business is grateful for the support of generous donors who have enabled our participants to attend at no cost to them.  Please consider helping us to continue this worthwhile program

Required Application Materials

* Online 2018 application found here
* Transcript (Official or Unofficial)
* Personal Statement (240-500 words)
* Letter of Recommendation (from guidance counselor or teacher)

Program Dates: Saturday June 23rd - Saturday June 30th

Application Deadline: April 20th

Please click HERE to access 2018 Application.

 
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