CSU Global Business Academy opens doors for students internationally

Dorina Vida

International business students now have a new learning opportunity through the Colorado State University Global Business Academy. 

The 13-day summer program is facilitated by the College of Business and Dean Beth Walker and is open to high school students from all over the globe. This exclusive experience gives students the opportunity to engage in business with the intention to make a positive difference in our world.

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Over the course of this program, students partake in a variety of classes that explore the many layers of business. From leadership skills to learning how to read profit and loss statements, students get a full look at the industry alongside experts in the field.

“Students meet with successful entrepreneurs who have changed their business ideas and industry leaders who have changed their career arcs to learn that no matter how business evolves, the fundamentals…remain the same,” said Christine Chin, director of executive programming at the Global Business Academy.

Students will get the opportunity to participate in the Ram Rumble Entrepreneurship Workshop and the Bee Car Business Simulation Game. These activities educate students on the nature of business so they may stay relevant and keep up with a constantly changing field.

Outside the business aspect of the program, students will have the opportunity to explore Fort Collins through shopping and dining, as well as experience being a CSU student by living in Corbett Hall. Students get to engage in local activities such as hiking, whitewater rafting and a ropes course.

“Many of them weren’t sure what to expect, but came away from the experience with a new positive outlook on business and new friendships.” Chin said.

Applications are open now for the summer of 2019, and interested individuals can apply through the Global Business Academy website.

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