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About the Academy
School of Business
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If so, the Park Summer Business Academy at the School of Business offers a week-long, in-depth look at business, ethics, free enterprise, teamwork, and personal skills that will better prepare you for life after high school and beyond.
Modeled after our popular “Introduction to Business” course, students will work with Park University Faculty, community business leaders, and members of the Park University School of Business Advisory Board to learn first hand - how to succeed in the real world.
The Park Summer Business Academy will provide students an overview of business in our modern American society. Through a combination of classroom sessions, field trips, mentoring and team building we will examine the business system, social responsibility, and the functions of management, marketing, personnel, production, accounting, finance investments, insurance, and business law. Students will also be engaged in a team competition project to develop a marketing plan for a “live” case, to be presented on the last day of the Academy.
Students will be hosted on our beautiful Parkville Campus in the new Copley Quad Housing Complex.
Activities will include team building at PowerPlay; trips to local businesses including the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Plant, and a business formal etiquette dinner at The National Golf Club of Kansas City.
Class of 2012 Team Presentations
Qualifications and Scholarships
The Park Summer Business Academy is limited to 20 students who will be in the 10th or 11th grade in the fall 2013 semester.
We have a number of full and partial scholarships available which will be awarded based on financial need. The determination of funding decisions for those seeking financial assistance will begin after the April 30th deadline with receipt of your completed application and the non-refundable deposit fee of $75.
Interested students should apply online (online application for the 2013 Summer Business Academy is not yet available). If you wish to share a dorm room with a friend, complete the Roommate Request section on the application. After review of your application you will be notified of your acceptance status. At that time, you will also receive medical, code of conduct, and parental permission forms that must be completed and returned to confirm your attendance to Summer Business Academy along with payment options.
Arrival on Campus
Plan to arrive on campus no later than noon, Sunday June 9th to unload your gear and get settled. Our Opening Assembly begins promptly at 1:00 pm. The opening assembly sets the stage for what you will experience during the week as you will be introduced to our staff and volunteers and the agenda for the week. We strongly encourage parents and/or guardians to attend.
The cost of attending the Park University Summer Business Academy is $795 and is due in full by Saturday, May 11, 2013. Payment is acceptable by cash, check, or credit card. A $75 non-refundable deposit will hold your place until the payment deadline.
We believe that any student should be able to attend the Park Summer Business Academy even if they are not able to afford the entire tuition fee. For those who qualify, financial assistance may be available.
Families applying for financial assistance must request and complete our Financial Assistance Application before Monday, April 29, 2013 (funds are available on a first come, first serve basis). Park University is fortunate to have supportive corporate and individual sponsors who want students to attend our programs, and every effort will be made to assist those students who are in need of financial support. Each student receiving financial assistance will be sponsored by a member of our business and civic community.
If for any reason you must cancel, please notify us as soon as possible, particularly if you are awarded a partial scholarship so that another student may be attend. If you must cancel, all refunds are subject to a cancellation fee as follows:
The Park Summer Business Academy will be held Sunday, June, 9th at 1 p.m. (but plan to arrive by noon) and ends Friday, June 14th at 3:30 p.m. Each day will begin with breakfast at 7:15 a.m., followed by classroom sessions during the morning. Lunch and field trips are scheduled in the afternoon. Each evening students will be served dinner and enjoy team activities as well as have time to prepare for the marketing plan competition on Friday.
On Friday, June 14th at 1 p.m. parents and/or guardians are encouraged to attend the final presentations of the team projects prior to the conclusion of the event and departure from the Parkville Campus by 5 p.m.
With Appreciation to the Founding Sponsor of the Park Summer Business Academy: