SUMMER BUSINESS PROGRAMS

"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

–Benjamin Franklin

WORLD BUSINESS ACADEMY 

 

World Business Academy is a two-week course introducing 15-18 year-olds to high-level concepts in economics and business, and is designed and taught by a world-leading professional scholar. Whether you are already set on a career in business or simply curious, World Business Academy will provide a lifelong foundation for academic excellence and financial success. World Business Academy is available either online or on location in Hawaii, USA.

 

WORLD BUSINESS

ACADEMY

CURRICULUM

Class 1: Intro to Business Degrees and Careers

Class 2: Microeconomic Price Theory

Class 3: Competitive Strategy

Class 4: Fundamentals of Finance

Class 5: Principles of Marketing

Class 6: Game Theory

Class 7: Macroeconomics & Investing

Class 8: Introduction to Data Analytics

Class 9: Business Case Simulation

Class X: Entrepreneurial Challenge

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Explore Business Degrees & Careers

Could you climb the corporate ladder and become CEO? Do you have what it takes to become a successful 
entrepreneur? Learn what careers in business have to offer and how to get into a top MBA program

Economics

Master the forces which determine market prices and recognize how they coordinate and regulate the manifold economic activities around us

Investment Strategy

Discover what Dutch tulips, the American colonies, British railroads, and the World Wide Web all have in common:
a crucial lesson on speculative trading and market risk

Marketing and Branding

Peek inside your own psychology to reveal the ins and outs of effective marketing and branding strategies, and learn practical techniques to get your business noticed and drive sales

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How Does Accounting Work?

Learn how merchants in Renaissance Italy shaped modern accounting principles, and enabled us to benchmark business performance and expose corporate fraud. Hint: they did it by doing everything twice!

Where Does Money Come from?

Find out why the Romans paid their soldiers in salt but their mercenaries in gold, why cigarettes are the money par excellence in prisons, and uncover what happened to the gold standard and whether it could ever come back

Data Analytics

How do professional researchers go about analyzing data and judging the merit of scientific findings? When does correlation actually equal causation? Learn how to conduct and interpret scientific studies, and apply results for business success 

Game Theory

Discover the science of optimal decision-making including concepts such as Nash equilibrium and dominant strategies, and see how these can be applied to strategically navigate business negotiations and social conflict

 

Your Business Instructor

 

Gerard H. Dericks (PhD, London School of Economics) has taught business management and economics at the the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford, and is a Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy.

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 OfficeHG Capital, Property Market Analysis LLPRothschild Foundation, Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund, Policy Exchange, NaturEtrade, World Economic Forum, and was winner of the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize.

His research has been featured in The EconomistFinancial TimesBBC, LSE Business Review, The Times, The Telegraph, Times Higher Education, Nikkei Business, Forschung & Lehre, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Science, Physics World, NatureBizEd, CBS News, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Australian.

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Business Course Testimonials

"Dr. Dericks varied his teaching methods, always managing to make the topic stimulating and relevant."

Zach B. (15) Westport, USA 

“It was amazing. I learned a lot.”

Tanushree G. (13) New Delhi, India

“Thank you for being a great lecturer. I enjoyed every lecture and also working on the assignments.”

Tingting Z. (17) Shanghai, China

“Enthusiastic teaching!”

Oliver W. (15) Brisbane, Australia

“I thought the program 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

“Dr. Dericks is hands down the best teacher I have ever had.”

Dashiell A. (16) Chicago, USA

"The teaching was motivational and it really gave me a love for the subject."

Sara T. (16) Palo Alto, USA

WORLD BUSINESS

ACADEMY

ONLINE

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World Business Academy Online is delivered virtually over two weeks in (i) ten live and interactive online classes, and (ii) two one-on-one personalized academic tutorials led by Dr. Gerard Dericks. The program follows the World Business Academy curriculum and includes:

 

  • Daily assignments

  • Collaborative group work

  • Mini-MBA project

  • Individual feedback and academic guidance

  • Take-home continuing study exercises and resources

  • Letter of recommendation for university applications and work experience from Dr. Gerard Dericks (upon satisfactory participation)

  • Lifetime access to video recordings of each class for future review

  • Complimentary admission to Career Exploration Academy

  • Course completion certificate

  • Opportunity to be selected for the 2022 Wharton Global High School Investment Competition World Scholars Academy Team

 

Online classes will last approximately two hours and will be delivered on weekdays 12pm-2pm US Pacific Standard Time | 3pm-5pm US Eastern Standard Time | 8pm-10pm British Summer Time.

WORLD BUSINESS ACADEMY ONLINE
2022 PRICES & DATES

Price: $2,795

Early acceptance price: $2,295 (paid by March 31st 2022)

  • Session 1: Monday June 20th - Friday July 1st 2022

  • Session 2: Monday August 1st - Friday August 12th 2022

WORLD BUSINESS

ACADEMY

HAWAII

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World Business Academy Hawaii is taught by Dr. Gerard Dericks and follows the World Business Academy curriculum over two weeks and includes:

 

  • 14 days accommodation

  • Airport transportation

  • Daily Hawaiian excursions, activities, and tours

  • Three global, nutritious meals daily with vegetarian options (except for some excursion lunches)

  • 24/7 professional supervision in a gated campus

  • Daily assignments

  • Collaborative group work

  • Mini-MBA project

  • Individual feedback and academic guidance

  • Take-home continuing study exercises and resources

  • Letter of recommendation for university applications and work experience from Dr. Gerard Dericks (upon satisfactory participation)

  • Lifetime access to video recordings of the course curriculum for future review

  • Complimentary admission to Career Exploration Academy

  • Course completion certificate

  • Opportunity to be selected for the 2022 Wharton Global High School Investment Competition World Scholars Academy Team

  • Graduation ceremony and party (parents and family invited)

Further Hawaii program details available here.

WORLD BUSINESS ACADEMY HAWAII
2022 PRICES & DATES

​Price: $7,795

Early acceptance price: $7,295 (paid by March 31st 2022)

  • Session 1: Sunday July 17th - Sunday July 31st 2022

"How you fill your mind determines very largely how you will fill your pocket."

–B.C. Forbes

DISCOVER BUSINESS ACADEMY

 

Discover Business Academy is a two-week course introducing 12-14 year-olds to fundamental concepts in economics and business, and is designed and taught by a world-leading professional scholar. On the course you'll learn how business and the economy works, and if a business career might be right for you. Discover Business Academy is exclusively available online.

DISCOVER BUSINESS

ACADEMY

CURRICULUM

Class 1: Effective Study Strategies

Class 2: Introduction to Business

Class 3: Introduction to Economics

Class 4: How Businesses Compete

Class 5: Fundamentals of Finance & Investing

Class 6: Concepts in Macroeconomics

Class 7: Branding and Marketing

Class 8: Business and the Law

Class 9: Leadership in Action

Class X: Business Start-up Challenge

 
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Discover the World of Business

Explore the different types of businesses, what they do, how they are formed, and the ways they fit into the global economy

Study Skills for Academic Success

Hack your grades by learning how you learn, and avoid the most common pitfalls which stop students from achieving their 

potential in high school, college, and beyond!

Discover 

Economics

Find out how scissors and chopsticks relate to the way demand and supply determine prices, and discover what the price of a surfboard would be if you were stranded on a desert island with your classmates

Learn about Marketing

 Learn how to motivate, influence, and persuade like a professional marketer, and create a tailored advertisement to promote your favorite company

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How Does the Law 

Affect Business?

Can monopolies persist without government fiat? Why are property rights essential for the formation of market prices? Learn the crucial role law plays in economics, and how the law affects business with practical examples from recent cases

What is Money?

Find out what money is, where it comes from, and why different societies have used different goods for money including; salt, iron nails, arrowheads, seashells, tea, fur pelts, beads, cattle, tobacco, cheese, petrol. rice, candy, peppercorns, and of course gold!

Investing for Success

Learn which investing strategies have withstood the test of time and how to build generational wealth. Internalize timeless wisdom and practical investing strategies from the most successful investors in history

Explore Leadership

What do Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, and the Alexander the Great have in common? Learn what it takes to become a leader and debate 
different theories of leadership. We'll show you how to develop your leadership skills and build confidence

Your Business Instructor

 

Gerard H. Dericks (PhD, London School of Economics) has taught business management and economics at the the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford, and is a Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy.

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 OfficeHG Capital, Property Market Analysis LLPRothschild Foundation, Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund, Policy Exchange, NaturEtrade, World Economic Forum, and was winner of the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize.

His research has been featured in The EconomistFinancial TimesBBC, LSE Business Review, The Times, The Telegraph, Times Higher Education, Nikkei Business, Forschung & Lehre, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Science, Physics World, NatureBizEd, CBS News, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Australian.

 
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Business Course Testimonials

"Dr. Dericks varied his teaching methods, always managing to make the topic stimulating and relevant."

Zach B. (15) Westport, USA 

“It was amazing. I learned a lot.”

Tanushree G. (13) New Delhi, India

“Thank you for being a great lecturer. I enjoyed every lecture and also working on the assignments.”

Tingting Z. (17) Shanghai, China

“Enthusiastic teaching!”

Oliver W. (15) Brisbane, Australia

“I thought the program 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

“Dr. Dericks is hands down the best teacher I have ever had.”

Dashiell A. (16) Chicago, USA

"The teaching was motivational and it really gave me a love for the subject."

Sara T. (16) Palo Alto, USA

 

DISCOVER BUSINESS

ACADEMY

ONLINE

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Discover Business Academy Online is delivered virtually over two weeks in (i) ten live and interactive online classes, and (ii) two one-on-one personalized academic tutorials led by Dr. Gerard Dericks. The program follows the Discover Business Academy curriculum and includes:

 

  • Daily assignments

  • Collaborative group work

  • Individual feedback and academic guidance

  • Take-home continuing study exercises and resources

  • Letter of recommendation for school applications and work experience from Dr. Gerard Dericks (upon satisfactory participation)

  • Lifetime access to video recordings of each class for future review

  • Complimentary admission to Career Exploration Academy

  • Course completion certificate

 

Online classes will last approximately two hours and will be delivered on weekdays 9am-11am US Pacific Standard Time | 12pm-2pm US Eastern Standard Time | 5pm-7pm British Summer Time.

DISCOVER BUSINESS ACADEMY ONLINE
2022 PRICES & DATES

​Price: $2,795

Early acceptance price: $2,295 (paid by March 31st 2022)

  • Session 1: Monday August 1st - Friday August 12th 2022