Online Business Programs for High School Students
Explore the business and finance fields before college
Thinking about going into the field of entrepreneurship, business, or finance and want a real-world taste of what it’s like? These online courses in business, designed for high school students ages 13 and up, have been created for this purpose. We offer exciting topics, covered in-depth, through online coursework. You’ll learn from Wake Forest entrepreneurs, professionals, and professors with the support of mentors. These courses are available year-round, and the online format allows you to study anywhere, anytime, while working at your own pace.
+Live courses: This summer, enjoy all the features of our online program PLUS live sessions on select weekdays. These structured online events will include guest speakers, course mentors, and interaction with classmates. Choose +Live when you apply to select this option. Available for select courses.
Multiple 2- and 4-week sessions.
For students completing grades 9-12, ages 13+.
$995 ($1295 for +Live)
Current Courses Available:
Discover the entrepreneurial mindset
Subscribe, Innovate, Disrupt: An Insider's Guide to Business
Want to learn what makes innovation and entrepreneurship happen? Interested in today's game-changing companies such as Netflix and Apple? Wondering what college majors prepare you for our agile, fast-moving entrepreneurial business environment? This course is for you.
You’ll hear from award-winning Wake Forest Professor and former CEO Dan Fogel via video.
Learn how today’s financial markets work
Investing: The Future of Finance
The rise of FinTech, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and ESG investing are just a few of the new advances that are disrupting financial markets. Here is a course that invites you to dive into equity markets and stock exchanges, understand how technologies are empowering individuals to take control of their financial futures, and see how these changes are rocking corporate investing.
You’ll hear from Wake Forest University faculty member, Stephan D. Shipe, Ph.D., CFA,CFP, Assistant Teaching Professor of Finance.
How You Will Benefit:
- Online courses are available throughout the year — pick a business course that fits your passion and your schedule
- Suitable for high school students ages 13 and up — so you can start exploring the fields of business and finance early on
- Experience what it’s like to study with renowned Wake Forest University professors while you’re in high school
- Earn a Certificate of Completion from Wake Forest University that you can include with your college applications
3 Learning Advantages Designed for You
Final Capstone Project
All online medicine courses culminate in a special Capstone project that allows you to:
- Demonstrate what you've learned in a presentation
- Choose from a variety of topics covered in your course to show what you’ve learned
- Use any media you prefer— text, video, photography, PowerPoint
Mentors provide support and answer questions to deepen your learning experience. You can expect:
- Encouragement and direction on all assignments
- Inspiration, motivation, and confidence to help you succeed
- Brainstorming and ideation help as you prepare for your final Capstone project
- 100% online, works with your schedule
- 20 - 30 hours of total instruction and course work, including engaging multimedia, simulations, and curated assignments for which you will receive guidance and support
- Meet fellow students online from around the world
How to Apply
It’s easy. No transcripts or letters of recommendation are required. Our application will ask you to provide the following:
- Basic contact information for you and your parent or guardian.
- Why you wish to take this course. You can tell your story through writing, video, photos — any media you prefer.
NOTE: please submit all application materials in English
Begin the guided process. It should take only a few minutes of your time to answer the questions.Begin the guided process
Frequently Asked Questions
How will you be graded? What are assignments like? How much time do you get to turn around a project? When do you find out if you’re accepted?Answers to your questions here
Want to study on campus?
Wake Forest University offers a variety of Summer Immersion Courses on campus that allow high school students to explore their interests and experience being taught by our professors.Learn More About Summer Immersion
We offer need-based scholarships in each cohort to students exhibiting high potential who need assistance affording the associated cost. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship but you:
- Haven't applied to the program, complete your application now. The scholarship application is included.
- Applied to the program and didn't fill out a scholarship request, reach out to us at email@example.com for assistance.
- Are unsure about whether or not you applied for a scholarship, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.