Spend 18 days exploring business in our nation’s capital at the NSLC Business Intensive.

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.

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:

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U.S. Small Business Administration | Halcyon Incubator | Corporate Site Visit | Business School Visit | Department of Commerce | 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:

  • Personality Styles and Group Dynamics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Public Speaking
  • Stress and Time Management

College Credit Option

American University (AU) and NSLC have a unique partnership that enables you to earn college credit by enrolling in a supplemental online course designed to correlate with your NSLC program’s area of study. By enrolling in this credit course, you will enjoy a stimulating, innovative, and personalized college-level learning experience that builds on your NSLC accomplishments. The course is for one credit and is taught in a self-paced, asynchronous format across six weeks, allowing ample time to complete assignments. The course is designed to work within the framework of NSLC; students are not expected to complete coursework while on campus. Students may register for college credit via their personal student portal (myNSLC) once they have enrolled in an NSLC session.

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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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Washington, D.C.$5,995