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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











Coming 2021






Coming 2021




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

Your Instructor


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 FoundationNorwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund, Policy Exchange, NaturEtrade, World Economic Forum, and was joint winner of the Wolfson Economics Prize.

His research has been showcased by The EconomistFinancial TimesBBC, LSE Business Review, The Times, The Telegraph, Times Higher Education, Nikkei Business, Forschung & Lehre, Nikkan Kogyo ShimbunPhysics 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

“Enthusiastic teaching”

-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


7:45-8:15 Breakfast

8:30-12:30 Academic programme

12:30-13:15 Lunch

13:30-17:00 Excursion

17:00-18:00 Free time

18:00-18:45 Dinner

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

  • Basketball court

  • Volleyball court

  • Soccer field

  • 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 fellow world scholars including:

  • Surfing lessons

  • Coral reef snorkeling

  • Beach games

  • Rainforest hiking

  • Hawaiian lu'au

  • Waterfall swimming

  • Bonfire with s’mores

  • Movie nights

  • Ukulele lessons

  • Pool party

  • Day trips to Waikiki, Kailua, Haleiwa

  • And more!



All dormitory rooms feature:

  • Air conditioning

  • 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

Student Support

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!

Coronavirus Notice

We are pleased to confirm that World Scholars Academy is expecting to be able to 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. In the event that we must cancel a programme, all funds paid to us will be returned. 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 virtual educational services we will additionally be offering World Business Academy Online this summer. The programme will cover the World Business Academy curriculum over two weeks, and will be delivered live online with ten interactive group sessions and two one-on-one tutorials led by Dr. Gerard Dericks. Class size will be limited to eight students. Further details available here.


1188 Bishop Street, Suite 1509

Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: +1 (877) 680-9775


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