Summer Business Academy

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Marquette University’s College of Business Administration is launching the Summer Business Academy (SBA), a week-long, residential camp for rising sophomores who attend public and private high schools in the City of Milwaukee. The program will offer an invaluable taste of university life and business education. Students will receive exposure to the spectrum of business fields (i.e., accounting, finance, marketing, management, information systems, etc.) with College of Business Administration faculty and guest speakers. They will also experience behind-the-scenes tours of local businesses, participate in personal development workshops, and learn what it means to be a successful business professional in the 21st century.

The 2018 Summer Business Academy will be held July 8 - 14 on the Marquette campus. Students will reside in a dormitory for the week of the camp. There is no charge to participants. Food and travel expenses will be covered by the camp.

Application Requirements

The 2018 application deadline is Sunday, April 15 at 11:59 p.m.

The SBA is open to high school students who have successfully completed their freshman year of high school and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8. Applications will be reviewed, and students will be selected by May 31 for following summer’s program. Enrollment is limited to 16 students who demonstrate motivation, maturity, and a genuine interest in pursuing academic goals. Students must live and attend school in the City of Milwaukee. Students who are first-generation college bound (neither of your parents graduated from college) or use English as a second language are strongly encouraged to apply.

In addition to completing this online application, two people will need to mail letters of recommendation on your behalf to: College of Business Administration | ATTN: Heather Sullivan, Associate Director of External Relations | David Straz Hall | PO Box 1881 | Milwaukee, WI 53201. Letters of recommendation must be received no later than April 15, 2018. Letters can also be emailed to

Letters of recommendation can be written by teachers, guidance counselors, pastors, local leaders, mentors or other adults qualified to comment on the applicant’s character.

Application Form


To be completed by the student.
Will you be entering 10th grade (sophomore year) next fall?
Do you live AND go to school in the City of Milwaukee?
Did either of your parents graduate from college?


To be completed by the parent or guardian.