The Summer Business Academy promotes both concrete technical and social management skills. Each day begins with an in-depth analysis of one aspect of business, such as developing an effective pitch, conducting SWOT analysis, or implementing market research. In the afternoon, students transition to team-based activities that promote effective communication and collective execution. Over the course of five days, the program guides students through the integral components of launching a business: idea generation, market research, customer research, competitive analysis, the business plan, and the elevator pitch. Beyond business components, the Summer Business Academy also provides insight into interview strategies and resume building skills to help students land any coveted internship or job. The Summer Business Academy at Harvard aims to provide students with a comprehensive education of business fundamentals and a valuable hands-on experience so they will be ready to enter and succeed in the business world.

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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.

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.

2020 Program Dates

June 15th – 19th (M-F)
June 22nd – 26th (M-F)
June 29 – July 3rd (M-F)
July 6th – 10th (M-F)
July 13th – 17th (M-F)
July 20th – 24th (M-F)
July 27th – 31st (M-F)
August 3rd – 7th (M-F)
Session VI
Session V
Session VI
Session VII
Session VIII
Session I
Session II
Session III
Session IV


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 2020 Application is open!

Early Application Due
March 6th, 2020

Regular Deadline
May 1st, 2020

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