Do you have a high school student interested in entrepreneurship? Are they interested in experience college-level business and economics classes? This is a great way for them to sample the instruction, interactions, and opportunities the business school offers. 

The Albers Summer Business Institute (SBI) at Seattle University is a credit-bearing, project-based learning program focused on social entrepreneurship. The program provides youth from African-American, LatinX/Hispanic, Native American Indigenous, and Pacific Islander heritages the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship, data visualization, economics, and more!

Program Highlights

Seattle University celebrates academic excellence achieved through diversity. Consistent with this value, we strive to make our high school programs accessible to students. Throughout their time with us, students:

  • Participate in undergraduate courses
  • Stay in residential housing on campus
  • Dine at University dining halls
  • Work with mentors who are undergraduates at Seattle U
  • Attend exclusive visits with our corporate partners
  • Participate in social activities
  • And much more!

Grade Levels:

Students need to have current enrollment in 9th, 10th, or 11th-grade at the time of application.

Content Organization:

During the program, students will participate in three content types before they successfully complete the program.

  • Orientation: After June 15, 2021, students will have access to orientation materials to help them prepare for their time with us.
  • Preparation: On June 20, 2021, students will have access to their self-paced materials to help them prepare for their week of live/synchronous content with faculty and staff. Materials are completed at their own pace before June 26, 2021.
  • Program: On June 27, 2021, students attend their first day of the program to begin the full program with the award ceremony occurring on July 2, 2021.
Small Class Sizes

30 students

College Credit

2 college credits

Project-Based

Team of 6 students

Program Costs:

For Summer 2021, the Albers Summer Business Institute plans to return to its residential format. However, we will conduct a virtual format of the program depending on the status of COVID-19. Students who are accepted into the program are automatically provided a scholarship to attend and will only need to make a payment on their deposit. 

Residential Program

  $1,808 [ All-inclusive tuition ]
+$50 [ Deposit due on May 15, 2021 ]
  $1,858 [ Total cost of attendance ]
- $1,808 [ Scholarship automatically applied ]
  $50 [ Final cost of attendance ]

Includes:

  • 2 college credits
  • Residential housing
  • Meal plan
  • Corporate visits
  • Career readiness resources
  • College planning support
  • Activities 

Virtual Program

  $904 [ All-inclusive tuition ]
+$50 [ Deposit due on May 15, 2021 ]
  $954 [ Total cost of attendance ]
- $904 [ Scholarship automatically applied ]
  $50 [ Final cost of attendance ]

Includes:

  • 2 college credits
  • Virtual corporate visits
  • Career readiness resources
  • College planning support
  • Activities

Partnering for the Greater Good:

The Albers School of Business & Economics at Seattle University is proud to build strong relationships with our partners that strengthen our shared vision to serve underrepresented, first-generation, and low-income youth.

Alumni Benefits:

Your experience with Seattle University is about more than your time with us during the summer. It is about creating opportunities for success towards your post-secondary goals. We will provide you with digital resources and support in college planning, career development, and financial literacy after you successfully complete your time with the Albers Summer Business Institute. Watch the below video to hear from a member of our alumni community.

Need more information?

Duron Jones

Director of the Albers Summer Business Institute

(253) 234-9437

jonesd5@seattleu.edu

Joseph M. Phillips, PhD

Dean of the Albers School of Business & Economics