Summer Business Academy


Bringing Fresh Perspectives To Business Leadership

The Summer Business Academy cultivates the next generation of business leaders. This immersive experience supports rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors considering graduate business education.

Over the course of 10 days, you will develop key leadership skills, unlocking personal and professional growth through first-person insight into real-life industry challenges. You’ll learn in an intellectually rigorous environment, with hands-on projects and real-life consulting opportunities.

In this program, you’ll get a glimpse of what an MBA program at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is really like. You’ll participate in case training and competitions, roundtable discussions with alumni, and project-based learning opportunities with local businesses. You will benefit from one-on-one training with Carey Business School experts and engaging community leaders of diverse perspectives. The program concludes with teams presenting findings and recommendations in an actual case analysis to a panel of expert judges from a sponsoring organization.

The Summer Business Academy at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School provides rising college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates the opportunity to explore graduate business education.

“The projects that we worked on and the time spent with Baltimore community leaders encouraged us to think creatively and critically about what our impact could be on these communities, and what would be needed to create and amplify it. I loved the Summer Business Academy and look forward to creating good change for communities through the skills I was able to learn and exercise.”

Samarion Flowers

Summer Business Academy '23
Alabama A&M University ’24
2023-24 White House HBCU Recognition Scholar

Admissions Criteria For SBA, June 2024 Cohort

Participants are selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and personal characteristics. Because the Summer Business Academy is designed to help promote educational diversity and opportunity in business, we also take into consideration additional criteria of the applicant:

  • Identifies as the first family member to attend college, business school, or graduate school
  • Attends one of the following institutions: HBCU, Hispanic Serving Institution, Minority Serving Institution, Tribal College, Women's College/University, or a community college as part of a four-year degree
  • Graduated from a Title I High School [Identify if your high school is Title I eligible here]

This program is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Summer Business Academy Focus Areas

personal and career development

group dynamics and experiential learning

professional network building

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Thanks to AT&T and Verizon for their generous support of the 2023 Summer Business Academy.

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Roger Williams

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School