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Create and build a business at the NSLC on Business & Entrepreneurship.

At the NSLC on Business & Entrepreneurship, high school students experience realistic simulations that let them see and feel what it’s like to start, manage and build a company.

Program Highlights

Management team simulation
Guide a growing company making decisions in finance, production, R&D and marketing.

Entrepreneurship simulation
Develop your own product and present your strategy for turning it into a success.

Business lecture series
Learn how to build and manage your own business from distinguished professors.

Work together to grow a business

Hands-on Simulations

Our business program for high school students uses an interactive approach to learning that gives you an opportunity to immerse yourself in the challenging complexities of the business world. You and your team will experience the ups and downs of running your own company during a realistic simulation used by students at many of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities. You will control the fortunes of your company as you make decisions in finance, production, research and development, human resources and marketing.

Our college-level lecture series will give you a foundation of knowledge that is vital for your success.

Topics include:

  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Personnel and Human Resource Management
  • Marketing and Corporate Strategies
  • Financing the Entrepreneurial Venture

Meet business professionals

While at the NSLC’s business summer program for high school students, you will meet with and learn from leaders in the business world. In past years, NSLC students have heard from special guest speakers including top executives from companies and organizations such as Verizon, US Airways, AES Corporation, Lockheed Martin, the Business Roundtable and the New York Stock Exchange.

Examples of past guest speakers include:

Mr. John Welch

Mr. Scott Orenstein
President, G.H. Bass Retail

Ms. Victoria Harker
CFO, AES Corporation

Mr. Robert Trice
V.P. of Business Development, Lockheed Martin

Ms. Jen Fowler
Founder, Excel Rain Man

Mr. Divya Narendra
CEO, SumZero

See behind-the-scenes at start-up's

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

An important part of the NSLC’s business summer program for high school students is seeing the sites around some of our nation’s greatest cities. These trips are designed as both sightseeing tours and exclusive educational trips specifically tailored to the area of Business:

  • Yale School of Management
  • Yale Entrepreneurial Institute
  • Centre for Social Innovation
  • Times Square
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Wall Street
  • Museum of American Financial History
  • Huge, a Digital Strategy Company
  • Fifth Avenue
  • Top of the Rock: Rockefeller Center
  • Statue of Liberty Cruise
  • Federal Reserve
  • Corporate Site Visit
  • Chicago Innovation Exchange
  • Navy Pier
  • Magnificent Mile
  • Microsoft
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Space Needle
  • Experience Music Project Museum

Leadership Training

At the heart of the NSLC is a leadership curriculum designed to build concrete leadership skills that will help you succeed. From the beginning of your youth leadership program you will learn to work as a team during an exciting Ropes Challenge Course. Interactive lectures and small-group workshops will give you an opportunity to build upon your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.

Leadership topics tailored to the youth leadership program on Entrepreneurship & Business include:

  • Personality Styles and Group Dynamics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Negotiation
  • Public Speaking
  • Intrapersonal Communication

Your NSLC tuition is all-inclusive. Your tuition covers course materials, housing, on-campus meals, social events and transportation throughout your program.

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We offer a comprehensive scholarship program to assist qualified students with the cost of NSLC tuition, based on financial need, academic merit and extracurriculars.

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Fundraising is a great way to raise funds to contribute toward your NSLC program tuition while also forging relationships with leaders in your community.

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