HAWAII SUMMER SCHOOL 2020
JOIN OUR ELITE summer courses for high school students taught by world-leading professional scholars and accompanied by exceptional peers from around the world
LEARN advanced study skills and develop deep conceptual understanding of your subject from the world’s most accomplished educators
EXPAND horizons and build aspirations while cultivating genuine academic and social confidence in the most transformational learning experience of your life
WORLD BUSINESS ACADEMY
World Business Academy is a two-week pre-collegiate summer course introducing 15-18 year-olds to economics and business, and is designed and taught by a world-leading professional scholar
Gerard H. Dericks (PhD, London School of Economics) has taught business management and economics at the London School of Economics, the University of Bath, and the University of Oxford.
He is currently senior lecturer in real estate economics and finance at Oxford Brookes University. He has provided economic consulting to Morgan Stanley, Lloyd’s, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Siemens, European Commission, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, HG Capital, Property Market Analysis LLP, Rothschild Foundation, Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund, Policy Exchange, NaturEtrade, World Economic Forum, and was joint winner of the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize.
His research has been showcased by The Economist, Financial Times, BBC, LSE Business Review, The Times, The Telegraph, Times Higher Education, Nikkei Business, Forschung & Lehre, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Physics World, BizEd, CBS News, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Australian.
Class 1: Intro to Business Degrees and Careers
Class 2: Microeconomic Price Theory
Class 3: Fundamentals of Finance
Class 4: Competitive Strategy
Class 5: Principles of Marketing
Class 6: Game Theory
Class 7: Macroeconomics & Business Cycles
Class 8: Introduction to Data Analytics
Class 9: Business Case Simulation
Class X: Entrepreneurial Challenge
Coursework: Daily readings, individual and group work assignments, mini-MBA project, take-home continuing study exercises and resources
“Gerard is hands down the best teacher I have ever had”
-Dashiell, A. (16) Chicago, USA
“It was amazing. I learned a lot”
-Tanushree, G. (15) New Delhi, India
“Thank you for being a great lecturer. I enjoyed every lecture and also working on the assignment”
-Tingting, Z. (17) Shanghai, China
-Oliver, W. (15) Brisbane, Australia
“Great support outside of lectures”
-Rosa, B. (18) Oxford, UK
“I thought the programme was very useful. It helped me better understand the wider aspects of a business, what will support business decisions in the future”
-Yannik, S. (18) Cologne, Germany
"The teaching was motivational and it really gave me a love for the subject"
-Zara, T. (16) Palo Alto, USA
Daily Schedule Example
8:30-12:30 World Business Academy programme
17:00-18:00 Free time
18:45-20:00 Evening activity
20:00-21:15 Free time
21:15-21:45 Check-in with parents
21:45 Lights out
World Scholars Academy Hawaii takes place in Asia Pacific International School located on the North Shore of the Island of O'ahu, Hawaii. APIS is a fully accredited independent school with a sister location in Seoul, Korea. The campus adjoins the Ko'olau mountain range and features:
97-acres of hiking, waterfalls, and Pacific Ocean views
A five-minute walk to the beach
25-meter swimming pool
On-site vegetable and animal farm
400+ tropical trees and flowers
Enjoy scheduled daily activities and adventures around the island with your classmates including:
Coral reef snorkeling
Bonfire with s’mores
Pearl Harbor tour
Day trips to Waikiki, Kailua, Haleiwa
All dormitory rooms feature:
Single-sex dormitory buildings
Fully furnished rooms with new beds, desks, chairs, and closets
Bed linens provided
Clothes washing and drying facilities
Access to safes for storing valuables
Use of APIS facilities including library, computers, gym, supervised pool, and games room
Three global, nutritious meals daily with vegetarian options
Gated campus in rural community with 24/7 security
At World Scholars Academy the safety of our students is our core concern. Our courses are run in safe and secure environments and feature 24/7 professional supervision.
We’re aware that for many of our students this summer will be the first time they will be away from home, and we want to make sure they feel comfortable and prepared.
In the run-up to the summer we offer all our students and parents a phone call in which we will touch base, learn more about your needs and goals on the program, and answer any of your remaining questions. Furthermore, you can have any course-related question answered directly by your instructor. Please also feel free to contact our friendly admissions team at any other time. We are here to help!
We are pleased to confirm that World Scholars Academy is planning to be open for business this summer. We continue to accept all bookings and our 2020 summer programme is scheduled to proceed as planned. We are looking forward to welcoming students to an exciting and busy summer school at our inspiring APIS Hawaii venue. You can learn more about our policies regarding the current situation on this page.
Introducing World Business Academy Online
In response to current demand for online educational services we will additionally be offering World Business Academy Online beginning April 20th 2020. This programme will cover the same curriculum as World Business Academy over two weeks, and will be delivered live online with interactive group and one-to-one sessions led by Dr. Gerard Dericks. Class size will be limited to eight students. Further details available here.