Application deadlines: February 26 and March 18, 2020
Program Dates: July 12 - 31, 2020
For those early in your college careers, Chicago Booth’s Summer Business Scholars Program (SBSP) is designed to help you build your business acumen and prepare yourself for future internships and full-time jobs. The three-week program provides a model environment for bold future leaders to strengthen their grasp of business frameworks through an experiential curriculum delivered by world-renowned faculty and industry experts.
2020 Curriculum: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
This three-week course will give next-generation leaders the tools they need to test the viability of new venture ideas. The course will run as a lab, in which students identify the social, environmental, or business-oriented problems of highest importance, and design unique solutions. Along the way, students will enhance their personal leadership capabilities, particularly in the areas of creativity, resiliency, analytics, and communications. As emerging entrepreneurs, students will work in teams on the ideation process, business model development, and the creation of an investor pitch, which will be delivered to a panel of business professionals. During the course, students will create financial models, marketing plans, prototypes, and impact measurement tools. The course will also address the art of fundraising from angel and impact investors, venture capitalists, and other sources. Each team will be assigned an MBA student or professional as a coach to help gather information for the business plans and to create the company presentations. By the conclusion of the three-week course, students will understand how to transform impactful ideas into real businesses.