School of Business

Summer Leadership Academy

Student field trip


Rising high school seniors experience university first-hand during this week-long, action-packed summer program. They learn about leadership and business careers from Executive Faculty who have worked at top global companies.

  • Visit Fortune 500 Companies
  • Explore careers in business
  • Team building - Shark Tank and more
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High School leadership academy

Learn More About the Program

Apply for Summer Leadership Academy

For High School Juniors with:

  • Cumulative, weighted GPA above 90
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellence in public speaking
  • Passion for business

For more information, please email Sofia Cialicu at or call 914-674-7632.

Choose from three one week sessions:

  • June 23 – June 29
  • July 7 – July 13
  • July 21 – July 27
Apply for Summer 2024

MONDAY - Professional Development

  • Matching Your Personality to Your Career
  • Personal Branding Speeches
  • Evening Karaoke Party

TUESDAY - Team Building on Nature Hike

  • Communication
  • Cooperation
  • Perseverance 
  • Self-Reflection

WEDNESDAY - Career Exploration Day

  • "The Big Idea" - Careers in Entrepreneurship
  • "The Money Masters" - Careers in Finance
  • "From CFO to CIA" - Careers in Accounting
  • "Super Bowl Ads" - Careers in Marketing
  • Shark Tank

THURSDAY - Corporate Visits in NYC

Previous years have visited: LinkedIn, ESPN, MTV, Google, The Walt Disney Company, PWC, Viacom, Microsoft

FRIDAY - Leadership in Action

  • Career Panel and Q&A
  • Student Presentations
  • Graduation Ceremony

Frequently Asked Questions

The Academy is designed for current High School Juniors (rising Seniors). 

Students should have a cumulative, weighted GPA of 90 or above. Students must have a passion for public speaking, as well as careers in business. Finally, students must also show demonstrated leadership in extra-curricular activities.

Nominated students are sent a link via email to apply online.

Our Leadership Team reviews students' applications. Students are contacted via email to confirm their acceptance status. It is important each student include an updated email address on their application and check it regularly. 

We are accepting students on a rolling basis. As spots are limited, we encourage students to apply at their earliest convenience. 

Students participate in active learning lessons led by faculty and leaders from top companies. Topics include: Career Mindset, Four Leadership Archetypes, Personal Branding, Careers in Finance, Careers in Accounting and Careers in Marketing.

Choose from three one week sessions:

  • June 23 – June 29
  • July 7 – July 13
  • July 21 – July 27

For more information, please email Sofia Cialicu at or call 914-674-7632.

The majority of the Academy events take place at our Westchester Campus located in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Students also spend a day visiting our Manhattan Campus and Fortune 500 companies. 

Tuition and board are provided to students for free. A fee of $595 is required to cover the cost of food and activities.

Yes, when you arrive on campus, you will be directed to Hudson Hall for check-in. Upon your check-in, you will receive all the information you need for the week and will be escorted to your residence hall.