Every summer, the Carlson School invites highly driven and exceptional high school sophomores and juniors to engage in a unique and exciting opportunity at the University of Minnesota. GopherBusiness is a seven-day business challenge program in which students will immerse themselves in case study competitions, business simulations, and corporate and non-profit site visits all while spending a week at the University of Minnesota. Students will be mentored and taught by world renown Carlson School faculty and will engage with Twin Cities business leaders.
Not only is GopherBusiness absolutely free for students, but they also receive a small stipend for successfully completing the program. Once students graduate from the GopherBusiness program, they will be offered a scholarship to the Carlson School of Management if admitted to the college.
GopherBusiness participants will:
Each year, we select approximately 45 students to be a part of the GopherBusiness program. It's a highly selective program. GopherBusiness applicants should be:
Ideal program candidates have a minimum 3.4 cumulative grade point average, strong math and science coursework, and demonstrated leadership and involvement.
The online application is available from Monday, February 17 through Friday, April 4, 2014. All materials must be received by the deadline.
Students will be notified of their application status by May 9, 2014.
There will be a mandatory orientation before the program starts and all students are expected to participate in the entire program from July 19-26, 2014.