Understanding college majors and what they offer can be a challenge for high school students. The field of business can be particularly difficult to consider since few high schools highlight business in their curriculum. The Stevens Pre-College Business Intensive Program is a week-long session designed not only to expose high school students to the many exciting areas of study and majors available in business, such as marketing and finance, but also to help students learn what a business degree can do for their future.
The Stevens Pre-College Business Intensive Program provides coursework and assignments based on a full range of core business topics. Six modules throughout the week cover accounting, finance, quantitative finance, marketing, information systems, and international business. Students work on fun, yet challenging, team projects each day based on module topics. Their efforts culminate with a final presentation judged by a panel of professors and industry executives. Students also see business in action during excursions to industry hubs like the New York Stock Exchange and The Federal Reserve.
But the week isn’t just focused on learning about the study of business. Students also get a sense of the full college experience. They reside in our dormitories on the Hudson River alongside other students participating in a variety of Pre-College Programs at Stevens and enjoy the social perks of Hoboken, N.J., one of the country’s top-ranked college towns that’s just 20 minutes from Manhattan. Students especially have fun during the nightly social activities such as a Hudson River cruise, Mets baseball game, movie night, and campus scavenger hunt.
Who Should Apply
Programs are open to rising junior and seniors in high school. ECOES program participants should have a demonstrated ability in math and science. Students will be evaluated on the information provided in the application including: high school transcript and letter of recommendation from a teacher. First preference will be given to rising seniors applying to the program.
If you have questions about any programs in The Stevens Summer, don’t hesitate to contact Marsha Melnyk, Assistant Director of Summer Programs, at 201.216.3353 or you can contact the main Undergraduate Admissions Office at 201.216.5194
Parents looking for programs for middle school students should review the opportunities held on the Stevens campus through the WaterBotics program.
Programs offered in The Stevens Summer are taught by members of the university community, a group of scholars devoted to the highest standards of research and teaching. Combining their efforts with those of trained and experienced teaching assistants, the instructors create a rich academic experience drawing on the wealth of educational resources at Stevens and in the New York metropolitan area.