The Summer Business Academies are week-long courses designed to teach students the essentials of business leadership and the pathway to entrepreneurship in the environment of a collegiate campus. With comprehensive curricula concentrated in five days, SBAs will give students the tools they need to understand the fundamentals of business, as well as create a business of their own, building up to a business pitch competition at the end of the week. To best cater to students with differing levels of experience, we offer two programs in business: SBA Level I and SBA Level II. SBA Level II draws and builds on skills introduced in SBA Level I (successful completion of Level I guarantees acceptance into Level II), or taught in a college-level entrepreneurship class.

Pitch your company to investors.
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Find Your Passion in Business

Program Overview
At SBA, we seek to promote both technical and social management skills. Each day, we begin with a technical deep-dive into one aspect of business, whether that be developing an effective pitch or managing the financial side of a venture. We then transition into team-based activities in the afternoon that promote effective cooperation and collective execution.Over the course of five days, our program guides students through the integral parts of launching a business. We aim to equip students with a comprehensive education of business fundamentals and to provide valuable hands-on experience so they will be ready to enter and succeed in the business world.

Summer Business Academy II

This coming summer, we will have an extended Summer Business Academy II, which will focus on extended business topics that will aid you in your entrepreneurial pursuits.

The Pitch Competition

In addition to teaching students the essentials of business, SBA also challenges students to apply their knowledge and create a business proposal of their own. Starting from the first day of SBA, students will be organized into teams and presented with the task of generating an idea for a potential business. Throughout the week, these teams will be given the task of utilizing the knowledge they learn each day to develop their business idea, culminating into a final business plan and pitch competition at the end of the week. Students will have the opportunity to present their business plan to a crowd of judges, entrepreneurs and Harvard students.

2019 Program Dates

SBA Level I

SBA Level II

June 17th – 21st (M-F)
June 24th – 28th (M-F)
July 8th – 12th (M-F)
July 15th – 19th (M-F)
July 29th - Aug 2nd (M-F)
Session IV
Session V
Session VI
Session II
Session I
Session II
Session III
Aug 5th – 9th (M-F)
Session I
Session I
July 15th – 19th (M-F)
July 22th – 26th (M-F)


Program tuition covers one week of instruction, lunch, and snacks. Our program grants exclusive access to the people and unmatched resources at Harvard.

Please note that this tuition does not include housing for the students. Each student must find their own accommodations. Tuition for a five-day session of the Summer Business Academy: $795.

Financial aid is offered on a case-by-case basis. To reach out regarding financial aid, please contact us at There are other opportunities available to reduce the cost of tuition. In addition to the 10% sibling discount, we also offer a referral program where if someone you refer registers for the program, you will receive a percentage off the final tuition payment; the more people who register, the greater your discount. The tuition deadline for all sessions is June 12th. Please contact us at if you need to make other payment arrangements.

The Summer 2019 Application is open!

Early Bird Application Due
March 1st, 2019

Regular Application Due
May 3rd, 2019

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