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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)

Teenagers seated at a long table covered in papers, while a professor points to a page in front of them.

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.

OU works to ensure safe conduct and supportive interaction between youth and program leaders. Learn more about our initiatives on the Youth Protection page.

Due to ongoing pandemic conditions, summer camp delivery formats are subject to change. Registered attendees will be notified immediately of any changes to OU's summer camps.

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

Monday - Friday, July 25 - 29, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $250, including lunch

Application Information:

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

  • Student Essay
  • Unofficial Transcript

You will be prompted to sign in to Google or use Google Guest Mode to complete the application form.

Spots are limited. Admission will be based on a review of applications.

Students will be notified about acceptance two weeks after submitting an application and essay. Upon being accepted, students will receive a link to register and pay for the camp.

Questions? Contact us at bizcamp@oakland.edu.

OU employees are eligible for an employee discount. Contact bizcamp@oakland.edu for more information.

Generously sponsored by Ernst & Young, Rocket Mortgage and the Novak family.

Explore Business Camp Highlights

Through OU’s business summer camp, Explore the World of Business, students from area high schools come together to learn about the global business environment. 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.

Led by experienced Oakland University business professors and faculty, students gain insight into the components for a rewarding career in business.

Each day students participate in interactive learning activities, which include games and presentations by OU and local business leaders.

“All the speakers we heard from were really inspirational,” said Adams High School student Jose Leonard. “You could tell they were passionate about what they were doing.”

Field trips are another part of the fun. Students visit local businesses, such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (now Stellantis) and Rocket Companies, where they meet with top executives and receive exclusive tours. The schedule regularly includes a sweet and educational visit to Krispy Kreme, where the group can enjoy glazed treats and learn about supply chain management.

Check out photos from the 2015 camp on the Facebook album.