High School Students

2018 Business Summer Institutes for High School Students

High school students from all over the country attend Business Summer Institutes at the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. This unique experience offers them insight to the fields of Entrepreneurship, Business, and Energy and Sustainability.


Want to explore the real world of business?

UH Bauer College offers three summer enrichment programs for students to pursue business education and

special topics!

If you are interested in attending one of the institutes, please complete and submit the following application with your preferences.

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EXPLORE Entrepreneurship Summer Institute

July 8-13, 2018

Open to:  Current 10th and 11th graders in the United States

Residential Only

Hosted by the Bauer College Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship (WCE), one of the top undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation, you will get a CEO's perspective on starting a business from the ground up and hands-on experiences - from elevator pitches to implementation of your business ideas!

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EXPLORE Business Summer Institute

July 15-20, 2018

Open to:  Current 9th, 10th and 11th graders in the United States


Students are introduced to basic business concepts through presentations by faculty and industry professionals. This is an opportunity to develop leadership skills. You will have the opportunity to work in teams to develop solutions to real-life business solutions, perfect your presentation skills, have fun and most of all, you will get to explore your interest in business.

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EXPLORE Energy & Sustainability Summer Institute

July 22-27, 2018

Open to:  Current 9th, 10th and 11th graders in the United States


Will we run out of oil and what will replace it? Natural gas, nuclear, solar, or wind?  How do we run our cars, businesses, and homes and still have a clean environment and avoid dramatic climate changes?  These are just a few of the questions you will explore with the University of Houston Bauer College faculty and industry experts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply?

You must be a rising 10th, 11th or 12th grader (current 9th, 10th or 11th grader for the 2017-2018 school year). An application is required (see below). Space is limited: Thirty students will be selected per institute through a competitive selection process.

When are the institute dates?

Explore Entrepreneurship: July 8-13, 2018

Explore Business: July 15-20, 2018

Explore Energy & Sustainability: July 22-27, 2018

Where is the institute?

The EXPLORE summer institutes will take place primarily at the C. T. Bauer College of Business on the UH-Central main campus. Students will also travel off-site for various site visits and field trips (transportation provided).

How much does it cost?

The institutes are free, however only 30 total students will be selected per institute to participate. Full scholarships will be awarded to all participants.

Is housing available? Can I stay on campus during the Institute?

Yes! Participants are required to stay on campus in UH residential housing during the institute.

When and how do I apply?

Apply online from March 1, 2018 until May 14, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (Online application will not be available until March 1, 2018.)

When will I hear back about the status of my application?

June 1, 2018

Who do I contact if I have questions about EXPLORE institutes or my application?

Contact Explore Summer Institute Team at exploresummercamp@bauer.uh.edu!


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