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Precollege Programs

Build community. Learn about business careers. Gain life skills.

Get an Introduction to Business

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Dive into business

Explore business majors and discover business career pathways.

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Build a strong community

Participate in workshops and activities alongside other high school students from across the region.

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Learn from top faculty

Professional instructors and trained college mentors lead workshops, activities, and discussions.


Develop important life skills

Develop important skills that you can apply in your future professional life.


Gain a competitive advantage

Gain a distinct competitive advantage when applying for college and internship opportunities.

Grainger Hall

Join us at Grainger Hall

Programs range from two-day workshops to week-long experiences during the summer and throughout the academic year.

Precollege Summer Programs

Join us in June 2023 for the Wisconsin School of Business precollege programs. There is no cost to attend. Students may register for one or both programs.

June 12, 2023–June 16, 2023

Business Basics

  • Learn about the undergraduate programs offered at the Wisconsin School of Business.
  • Develop your communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • Take a business analytics curriculum taught by a professional business instructor.
  • Apply what you learn in a fun, interactive case study challenge.
  • Participate in hands-on activities that promote community building, personal development, and career exploration.

In-person, daily at Grainger Hall, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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June 19, 2023–June 23, 2023

Junior Business Badgers

  • Explore different business career pathways.
  • Participate in career networking events including field trips to local businesses.
  • Learn about career development services offered at the Wisconsin School of Business.
  • See how 95% of our undergraduate students receive a job offer within six months of graduation.

In-person, daily at Grainger Hall, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., possible offsite travel for job-shadow experiences

Summer Program Registration Requirements

Applicants must meet all of the below requirements in order to be considered for enrollment:

  • Applicants must be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the upcoming school year.
  • Applicants must identify as Black, Indigenous, Person of Color (BIPOC) or under resourced.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or present proof of permanent residency in the United States.
  • Applicants must commit to participating in the entire program week.

Registration is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will close on April 14, 2023, or when the programs reach enrollment capacity—whichever comes first.

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Business Emerging Leaders (BEL)

The BEL Program is a college-preparatory business program for students from diverse backgrounds who have strong academic records and leadership skills.

BEL will not be accepting new applications for Summer 2023. More information about the BEL Scholarship Program will be available in Fall 2023.

Explore the Business Emerging Leaders Program

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