Summer Business Scholars

A Day In the Life

We’ve designed a schedule that combines academic coursework with professional skill-building. Through instruction from expert faculty member, Kathleen Fitzgerald, Scholars will learn to build and run a business using the disciplines of Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Operations, and Strategy. The course is anchored in a game simulation that brings these concepts to life in a real-world experience. You'll also develop expertise in teamwork, professional networking, and career planning.

You'll work and engage with people with varied interests, backgrounds, and ambitions—much like Chicago Booth’s MBA program. The Summer Business Scholars Program will open your eyes to new ideas and different points of view.

While there is no "typical" day during SBSP, you can find a summary of what our students were up to in 2018 below:

SBSP 2018 Schedule Overview

  Curriculum Corporate Visit(s) Professional Development Exploring Chicago
Week 1

Financial & Managerial

- Goldman Sachs
- Cara Program
Embracing & Leveraging Your
Approach to Conflict

- Architecture Boat Tour
- "Chicago-Style" Class Dinner

Week 2 Marketing, Innovation &
Morningstar - Networking Etiquette
- Negotiations & Decision Making
- Team Problem Solving
- Chicago Cubs Game
Week 3 Integrated Strategic
- Bain Consulting
- Justice of the Pies
- Booth Alumni Panel
- Presenting Your Best Self
- Recruiting 101
- Graduation Ceremony

Visit the Summer Business Scholars Program Blog or the  Summer Business Scholars Program Live Chat to read more about the experiences of program alumni!