- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Online
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: June
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: 10th, 11th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Business/Entrepreneurship
- Sub-Categories: Economics
- Selective: No
- Ages: 15, 16, 17
- Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
Go beyond what most pre-college entrepreneurship programs teach and learn the economic principles that make successful entrepreneurship possible.
Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy (EGE) is a selective academic summer enrichment program for talented and motivated high school students who want to accelerate their academic pursuits, develop their leadership skills, and connect with peers and professors who share their interests.
Over 12,000 students have participated in this specialized program since its inception in 1991. EGE is part of the Foundation for Teaching Economics, a well-established non-profit organization committed to teaching students the leadership skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century economy.
EGE participants not only learn practical skills, like writing a business plan or how to pitch an idea, but also about the economic principles that make successful entrepreneurship possible. To build a business, an entrepreneur must understand incentives and the role institutions, like government, play in setting the “rules of the game”.
What Makes EGE Unique?
EGE offers 40 high school students from around the world the chance to spend a week at Yale University, where:
- Professors will introduce how economics principles apply to entrepreneurship
- Corporate guest speakers share their insights and real-world experiences
- Classroom instruction is supplemented by practical activities and simulations
- Students gain hands-on experience with Zodiak, a corporate training program used by Fortune 500 companies
The EGE program is designed to help students:
- Understand the risks and rewards associated with entrepreneurship
- Evaluate sources of capitalUnderstand market forecasting and supply/demand
- Enhance team-building skillsLearn to apply the economic way of thinking to business decisions
- Have fun while creating a network of peers from around the world
- Experience the culture and life of an Ivy League campus
Cost and Session Information
The cost of EGE is $1800, plus a $25 application fee. This includes lodging, meals, and course materials. All accommodations are shared rooms in on-campus housing.
The Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. FTE is in close contact with our campus partners. Virtual programs will be available in the event that a campus closure requires the cancellation of in-person programming. Participants who remain in the online programs will receive a rebate for the room and board portion of the program fee. Full refunds of the program fee will be given for those who do not wish to continue with virtual programs. For participants who voluntarily withdraw, refunds will be made according to the FTE stated refund policy and schedule.
Scholarships range from $100 to $1000 and awarded on need and merit.
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