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Summer Business and Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Fifteen days. One summer. That’s all it takes to master the foundations of business and fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Space is limited for this new boot camp.
Apply today.

WHEN
June 3 – June 21, 2019

SCHEDULE
Three weeks, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two hours of homework per night. Classroom work, field trips and collaborative team projects.

FACULTY
Top professors from Furman University and practitioners who are leaders in their fields who are exciting and engaging teachers.

HOUSING AND MEALS
Live on campus or off. Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day in the Dining Hall.

FEES
$5,500 lunch provided during the workweek and no on campus housing.
$6,300 with on campus housing and breakfast, lunch and dinner.

ACADEMIC TOPICS
Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Law, Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Marketing

SPECIAL TOPICS
Business Writing, Career Planning, Ethics & Leadership, MS Excel, and Presentation Skills

ADMISSIONS
To be eligible for admission to the Summer Business & Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, you need to:

  • Be an undergraduate student who has completed at least one year of college or recent college graduate (within the last two years)
  • Provide a copy of your college transcript
  • Demonstrate academic excellence through your grade point average and the short essays on the application form

CREDENTIAL (NON-ACADEMIC CREDIT CERTIFICATE)
Earn a Summer Business and Entrepreneurship certificate which demonstrates to potential employers you understand the foundations of business and provides you the confidence of entrepreneurship fundamentals.

Schedule and topics

WEEK ONE: BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
WEEK ONE JUNE 3 JUNE 4 JUNE 5 JUNE 6 JUNE 7
9 a.m. – Noon Welcome/ Orientation
Excel (Beginner)
Constructing Financial Statements
Academic Topic: Accounting
Cost Behavior and CVP Analysis
Academic Topic: Accounting
Introduction to Ratio Analysis
Academic Topic: Accounting
Excel (Advance)
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch
Guest Speaker
Lunch Lunch
Career Development Workshop
Lunch Lunch
Career Panel
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Introduction to Financial Reporting and Financial Statements
Academic Topic: Accounting
Introduction to Financial Reporting and Financial Statements
Academic Topic:Marketing Strategy
Branding and Distribution
Academic Topic: Marketing
Company field trip (BMW) Strategic Financial Analysis
Academic Topic: Finance
4 p.m. Free time Free time Free time Free time Free time
WEEK TWO: BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
WEEK TWO JUNE 10 JUNE 11 JUNE 12 JUNE 13 JUNE 14
9 a.m. – Noon Budgeting and Forecasting
Academic Topic: Accounting
Relevant Costs for Decision Making
Academic Topic: Accounting
Exam #1
Business Writing
Academic Topic: English/Business
Business Analytics Time Value of Money and Capital Budgeting
Academic Topic: Finance
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch
Guest Speaker
Lunch Lunch
Career Development Workshop
Lunch Lunch
Career Panel
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Market Segmentation and Targeting
Academic Topic: Marketing
Market Pricing and Demand
Academic Topic:Marketing
Promotion
Academic Topic: Marketing
Company field trip (Ad Agency) Presentation Skills
Academic Topic: Communications/Art
4 p.m. Free time Free time Free time Free time Free time
WEEK THREE: BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP FUNDAMENTALS
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
WEEK THREE JUNE 17 JUNE 18 JUNE 19 JUNE 20 JUNE 21
9 a.m. – Noon Valuation of Stocks and Bonds
Academic Topic: Finance
Risk, Return, Basics of Portfolio Theory Beta (CAPM)
Academic Topic: Finance
Exam #2
Entrepreneurship Business Plan
Academic Topic: Entrepreneurship
Team Project: Business Plan
Academic Topic: Entrepreneurship
Business Plan Presentations
Academic Topic: Entrepreneurship
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch
Guest Speaker
Lunch Lunch
Career Development Workshop
Lunch Closing Lunch and Graduation
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Entrepreneurship Creativity and Ideation
Academic Topic: Art/Entrepreneurship/Innovation
Entrepreneurship Business Law
Academic Topic:Business Law
Team Project: Business Plan
Academic Topic: Entrepreneurship
Company field trip (NEXT/Endeavor)
4 p.m. Free time Free time Free time Free time

*Schedule and topics are for reference only and subject to change.

Application

Apply today. Space is limited.

FAQs

Can I receive college credit for the boot camp?

Unfortunately, the boot camp is offered only on a non-credit basis.

How long will it take to find out if I have been accepted into the boot camp?

You will receive an email within one week letting you know your application has been received.
You will need to submit your transcript to complete your application.

Notification of acceptance will be made three weeks following your completed application and transcript submission

What are the hours of the boot camp?

The boot camp meets Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to class time, students should expect two or more hours of preparation/homework each evening

In what academic year do students participate?

Students participate in the program following completion of their freshman, sophomore, or junior year of college. However, recent college graduates may also participate in the program (graduates should have been out of college for no longer than two years).

How are applications evaluated?

Evaluation of applications is based on the student’s academic excellence through your grade point average and responses to the short essay questions.

There is no minimum required GPA. However, scholastic achievement will be considered. Acceptance into the boot camp is competitive and limited and applicants should apply early.

I have never taken a business course. Will I be able to keep up?

Yes. The boot camp is designed for non-business majors. If students actively participate in class and keep up with preparation/homework they will be very successful. The boot camp requires no prior knowledge of business topics. We’ll build from the beginning and lay the foundation.

Is housing available?

Yes, we offer a registration option that includes on-campus housing.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

If the cancellation is made prior to May 3, you will be refunded the full program fee. If the cancellation is made between May 3 and June 1, you will be refunded 50 percent of the program fee. Students who fail to attend, cancel after June 2, or do not complete the program will not be eligible for refunds.

When do I have to submit my payment?

Full payment is due by May 3.

What is the registration cut-off date?

Space is limited and acceptance is competitive. We suggest applications be submitted as early as possible.

Early Application Deadline: February 8, 2019
*Acceptance Notifications by February 15, 2019

Regular Application Deadline: March 8, 2019
*Acceptance Notifications by March 15, 2019

Late Application Deadline: April 26, 2019
*Acceptance Notifications by May 1, 2019

Full payment due by May 3, 2019

Will there be any exams?

Yes, there are two exams—one mid-term and a final exam