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School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)

School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)

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Summer Camps

To best support the health and well-being of campers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oakland University School of Business has cancelled its summer camps.

High school students from across Metro Detroit explore the intricacies and complexities of the surrounding business world at Oakland University School of Business summer camps. These informative, interactive and educational camps led by expert business faculty offer students the opportunity to get a head start on their business experience and college education.

Explore The World of Business
This week-long summer camp provides students entering grades 10, 11 and 12 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

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

Questions? Contact us at bizcamp@oakland.edu.

Thank you to camp sponsors: Consumer Energy, Genisys Credit Union, Ally Financial, KPMG,  EY and Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans.

A Glimpse into Being an Actuary
This week-long summer camp, managed and delivered by the Departments of Economics, and Mathematics and Statistics, provides up to 30 high achieving high school students entering grades 10, 11, or 12 (some exceptions are made) 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

Application Information:
To apply, students must complete the electronic application by June 14. Please be prepared to upload the following documents to your application:

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

Questions? Contact us at tracy@oakland.edu.

Business Essentials Camp
This week-long summer camp provides students entering grades 10, 11 and 12 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

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

Questions? Contact us at bizcamp@oakland.edu.

Thank you to camp sponsors: Consumer Energy, Genisys Credit Union, Ally Financial, KPMG,  EY and Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans.

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.