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Business and Entrepreneurship
This course provides students with an intensive introduction to the core business disciplines including strategy, marketing, innovation, investments, finance, and entrepreneurship. Students will then apply these ideas to a range of research assignments and creative projects similar to those seen in undergraduate and graduate-level business courses. In past summers, topics covered in the business course have included research analysis of real companies, case study-based research, approaches to business strategy, design thinking, creativity and leadership, organizational psychology, product management, social entrepreneurship, and other topics. Group work and development of communication and presentation skills are emphasized.

Session 1 & 2

June 25 - July 14
July 17 - August 05

Age and grade requirements:

1. 10th - 11th grade at the time of application.
2. age 15 - 17 on the first day of the session.
Design Thinking, Technology, and Social Impact
This innovative new course will present the evolving role of philanthropy and its relationship to social change through a technology lens. It will highlight innovative models and key trends driving technology's unique potential to transform the way individuals and organizations create social change. Using design thinking, students will also explore how new technology applications provide scalable, data-driven and human-centered solutions to address the world's most pressing issues. Ultimately, students will apply these learnings to create a Social Impact Plan that will detail how they will start and sustain a giving circle in their community to address an urgent societal need. Following the course, students will put their learning into practice by implementing their plan and running a giving circle in their community. Presented in partnership with the Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation.

Session 2

July 17 - August 05

Age and grade requirements:

1. 10th - 11th grade at the time of application.
2. age 15 - 17 on the first day of the session.