World Scholars Academy offers elite career exploration courses for ages 12-18 taught by world-leading professional scholars. Discover your future career path and accelerate your success with a high-level introduction to the leading fields of Business, Medicine, Law, Engineering, and Computer Science led by the world's most accomplished educators...(more)
- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Online
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: June, July, August
- Session Length: Two Weeks
- Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG, College
- Category: Business/Entrepreneurship
- Sub-Categories: Business, Economics, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Gifted, Leadership, Psychology
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
- Career Clusters: Business Management and Administration, Finance
- Credit Awarded: No
- Call: (877) 680-9775
World Scholars Academy offers elite summer business courses for ages 12-18 designed and taught by world-leading professional scholars. Discover your future career path and accelerate your success with personalized college guidance and high-level instruction in economics & business led by the world's most accomplished educators.
World Scholars Academy courses are taught by world-elite instructors from top universities, hand-selected for their intellectual leadership and ability to transmit high-level insights to their students. On our programs you'll work both one-on-one with your instructor and in a select group of other academically-ambitious peers from around the world. Our summer courses introduce students to what it is like to undertake advanced study in leading disciplines, while providing the correct foundations and learning mindsets to attain the highest levels of academic and professional success.
Business summer courses are available for ages 15-18 and 12-14. Courses are delivered virtually in (i) ten live and interactive classes, and (ii) two one-on-one personalized academic tutorials.
World Business Academy (ages 15-18)
Class 1: Intro to Business Degrees and Careers
Class 2: Microeconomic Price Theory
Class 3: Competitive Stategy
Class 4: Fundamentals of Finance
Class 5: Principles of Marketing
Class 6: Game Theory
Class 7: Macroeconomics & Business Cycles
Class 8: Introduction to Data Analytics
Class 9: Business Case Simulation
Class X: Entrepreneurial Challenge
Discover Business Academy (ages 12-14)
Class 1: Effective Study Strategies
Class 2: Introduction to Business
Class 3: Introduction to Economics
Class 4: How Businesses Compete
Class 5: Fundamentals of Finance & Investing
Class 6: Principles of Macroeconomics
Class 7: Branding and Marketing
Class 8: Business and the Law
Class 9: Leadership in Action
Class X: Business Start-up Challenge
Business Course Elements
• Daily assignments
• Collaborative group work
• Individual academic feedback and guidance
• Take-home continuing study exercises and resources
• Letter of recommendation for school/university applications and work experience from your professor (upon satisfactory participation)
• Lifetime access to video recordings of each class for future review
• Complimentary admission to our Career Exploration Academy course
• Course completion certificate
• Opportunity to join the 2022 Wharton Global High School Investment Competition World Scholars Academy Team
Classes will last approximately two hours and will be delivered on weekdays. Please visit our website for additional course details.
Meet Your Instructor
Gerard H. Dericks (PhD, London School of Economics) has taught business management and economics at the the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford, and is a Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy.
He is currently Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education at Hawaii Pacific University. He has provided economic consulting to Morgan Stanley, Lloyd’s, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Siemens, European Commission, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, HG Capital, Property Market Analysis LLP, Rothschild Foundation, Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund, Policy Exchange, NaturEtrade, World Economic Forum, and was winner of the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize with URBED.
His research has been featured in The Economist, Financial Times, BBC, LSE Business Review, The Times, The Telegraph, Times Higher Education, Nikkei Business, Forschung & Lehre, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Science, Physics World, Nature, BizEd, CBS News, and The Australian.
“Overall it was both a fun and rewarding experience that has cemented my desire to pursue further study and a career in business.“
–Alastair F. (15) Melbourne, Australia
"Dr. Dericks varied his teaching methods, always managing to make the topic stimulating and relevant."
–Zach B. (15) Westport, USA
“It was amazing. I learned a lot.”
–Tanushree G. (13) New Delhi, India
“I thought the program was very useful. It helped me better understand the wider aspects of a business, what will support business decisions in the future.”
–Yannik S. (18) Cologne, Germany
"The teaching was motivational and it really gave me a love for the subject."
–Sara T. (16) Palo Alto, USA
Cost and Session Information
World Scholars Academy welcomes ambitious and inquisitive students from around the world. Placements on our summer programs are capped and we recommend early enrollment for the best chance of success.
Business Summer Program Dates:
Program dates vary. Please visit our website for details.