Business Programs

Business Intensive

Spend 18 days exploring business in our nation’s capital at the NSLC Business Intensive.
  • Level: High School
  • Grades: Enrolled in 9-12
  • Length: 18 days
Do you have the next great business idea? Are you interested in taking on the challenges of running a multinational corporation? At the NSLC Business Intensive, you will spend 18 days exploring business in our nation’s capital as you learn the skills needed to succeed in business, from the start-up to the Board room.

Program Highlights

Start-up Challenge
Do you have what it takes to build a business from scratch? Working with your team, you’ll take a business from idea to launch.

Management Team Simulation
You’ll be part of a management team faced with analyzing the numbers, dealing with hiring and firing, weighing the competition and juggling all the details that can drive a business to success – or doom it to failure.

Meet Business Professionals
Throughout the program, you’ll meet top business professionals during exclusive trips and tours. Go behind-the-scenes during visits to business incubators, corporate offices and business organizations.

Dates & Locations

Meet Business Professionals

While at the NSLC’s high school summer business intensive, you will meet with and learn from leaders in the fields of business.
Examples of past guest speakers include:

Ms. Anna Cabral
Former Treasurer of the United States

Ms. Suzanne Clark
Chief Operations Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Martin Gruenberg
FDIC Board of Directors

Mrs. Marguerita Cheng
CEO, Blue Ocean Global Wealth

Mr. Fred Croshal
Founder, Croshal Entertainment Group

Mr. Bruce Delmonico
Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions, Yale School of Management

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

An important part of the NSLC high school business intensive is seeing the sites around some of our nation’s greatest cities. These trips are designed as both sightseeing tours and exclusive educational trips specifically tailored to the area of business.
These trips may include:

Georgetown University

  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Business Incubator
  • Corporate Site Visit
  • Business School Visit
  • Newseum
  • Capitol Hill & Smithsonian Museums
  • Historic D.C. Monuments at Night

Leadership Training

At the heart of each of our youth leadership programs is a curriculum designed to build concrete leadership skills that will help you succeed. Interactive lectures and small-group workshops will give you an opportunity to build upon your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.
Leadership topics tailored to the Business Intensive program include:


Program tuition includes housing, all on-campus meals, course materials, academic expenses, and activities. Tuition also includes chartered, air-conditioned motor coaches for off-campus briefings and tours. 

Note: Students are responsible for the cost of travel to and from the program as well as individual spending money for souvenirs, laundry, and a few off-campus meals during fields trips and tours.

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