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 a multidisciplinary approach, which will reinforce how a company's strategic, investment, financial and operational decisions impact its profitability. The course is anchored in a continuous time simulation that mimics a live business environment and prepares you for future internships and full-time jobs. You'll also develop expertise in teamwork 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 tentative schedule for SBSP 2019 below.  Please note that all scheduling information is subject to change:

SBSP 2019 Schedule Overview

  Curriculum Corporate Visits

Professional Development & Programming

Week 1

Financial Accounting &

Bain Consulting


Leadership Development

Negotiations & Decision Making

Week 2 Strategy, Marketing &
Cara Program

Recruiting 101

Chicago Booth MBA Information Session

SBSP Alumni Panel

Week 3 Finance & Game 

Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Final Presentation


Learn more about the SBSP Business Foundations course »

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