School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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Summer Camps

The Oakland University School of Business Administration is pleased to welcome high school students to campus through our summer camps. We invite you to read the info below to find the camp that best meets your needs. You may also email us at bizcamp@oakland.edu with questions.

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Summer Business Institute: Explore The World of Business

This week-long summer camp provides rising sophomore, junior or senior high school students an opportunity to get a head start on their college education. In an interactive environment, students will learn about:
  • The beginning fundamentals of a business education
  • Leadership in business
  • The global environment of business
  • Business disciplines such as accounting, economics, marketing, operations management, management information systems, human resources management, finance and actuarial science
  • Group dynamics
  • Presentation development

Location:
Elliott Hall, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan

Camp Schedule:
Students have two options. Students may either stay on campus throughout the week or be dropped off at 8:30 a.m. and picked up at 4:00 p.m. Please note the difference in cost is below.

  1. Day Camp: Monday through Friday, July 23-27, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  2. Overnight Camp: Sunday, July 22 at 6:00 p.m. through Friday, July 27 at 4:00 p.m.

Cost:

  1. Day Camp: $200
  2. Overnight Camp: $350

*Needs based scholarships available.

Application Information:
In order to apply, students must complete the electronic application. Please be prepared to upload the following documents to your application:

First consideration will be given to students that submit a completed application by May 1, 2018.

Apply now

Questions? Contact us at bizcamp@oakland.edu

A Glimpse Into Being an Actuary

This week-long summer camp, managed and delivered by the Departments of Economics, and Mathematics and Statistics, provides 30 high achieving high school students entering grades 10, 11, or 12 an opportunity to see the types of courses actuarial majors take in college and to undertake a team project to price insurance for a factious firm based upon its employees characteristics. In an interactive environment, students will learn about:
    • The fundamentals of actuarial science
    • College level concepts in finance, economics, mathematics, statistics, and data analytics
    • Leadership skills
    • Dynamics of team work
    • Presentation skills
    • Data Analytic skills

Camp Schedule:
Monday through Friday, July 16-20, 2018, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Elliott Hall, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan

Cost: $220
Needs based scholarships available.

Application Information:
In order to apply, students must complete the electronic application. Please be prepared to upload the following documents to your application:

Please be prepared to provide the following information on your application:

First consideration will be given to students that submit a completed application by May 1, 2018.

Apply now

Questions? Contact us at tracy@oakland.edu

Business Essentials Camp

This week-long summer camp provides rising sophomore, junior or senior high school students an opportunity to get a head start on their college education. In an interactive environment, students will learn about:
  • How to start a business/entrepreneurship best practices
  • Build career-related skills including resume writing, interviewing and networking
  • Hear career success stories from business professionals
  • Gain college readiness tips
  • Learn of financial literacy skills

Camp Schedule:
Monday through Friday, July 9-13, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Elliott Hall, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan

Cost: $200
Needs based scholarships available.

Application Information:
In order to apply, students must complete the electronic application. Please be prepared to upload the following documents to your application:

First consideration will be given to students that submit a completed application by May 1, 2018.

Apply now

Questions? Contact us at bizcamp@oakland.edu

Explore Business Camp Highlights

Stirring up a passion for business

Through OU’s business summer camp, Explore the World of Business, 25 high schoolers from Pontiac, Avondale, and Rochester schools in July.

Over the course of five days, students spent mornings and afternoons learning about different business disciplines, including accounting, economics, marketing, operations, management Information systems, human resources, and finance. 

The group was led by experienced Oakland University business professors and faculty, who taught the students about the basic and not-so-basic components of a career in business.

Each day students participated in interactive learning activities, which included games and presentations by OU and local business leaders.

“All the speakers we got to listen to were really inspirational,” said Adams High School student Jose Leonard. “You could tell they were passionate about what they were doing.”

Field trips were another part of the fun. Students visited local businesses, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), where they met with top leadership executives and received an exclusive tour of the aero-acoustic wind tunnel. Also on the schedule was a sweet and educational visit to Krispy Kreme, where the group enjoyed glazed treats and learned about supply chain management.

Check out photos from the 2015 camp on the Facebook album.

Summer Camp 2015 Krispy Kreme Field Trip Summer Camp interactive session Summer Camp 2015 business leader session