Oklahoma Business Week will be held June 3 - 7, 2018 on the campus of East Central University


Oklahoma Business Week is a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers students in high school first hand experience in the world of business!  You become part of your "company" and work together in various events and competitions.  You will also have the opportunity to interact and learn from community business leaders.  You will gain skills in leadership, communication, team building, responsibility, money management, entrepreneurship, marketing and much more.  At Oklahoma Business Week you will learn that the business world can be serious stuff, but it can also be fun. 

Oklahoma Business Week will be held on the campus of East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma June 3 - June 7, 2018.  Students will live in the dorms and participate in a variety of activities on the ECU campus.  Any student completing their freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year is eligible to attend.  This is a great opportunity to get a feel of what college life is like!  For further information contact Dr. Stacey Bolin or Dean Godwin.

Who Can Attend Oklahoma Business Week?
Any student completing their freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year.  Any student who has attended public, private, internet or home schools is invited to participate.

No business experience necessary - whether you’ve taken every business class at your school or have never done anything in business before, our unique program and interesting pathways will challenge you without overwhelming you.
Advanced Leadership Students
Because of the leadership qualities that the OBW campers have displayed in past years, we are offering OBW alumni an opportunity to return to OBW for an advanced leadership program.  Advanced teams will have the opportunity to work through BIZSim again to test their skills, engage with speakers in small group setting, and take a leadership role in a few camp activities for the Oklahoma Business Week Camp.  Only 13 slots are available for this program, so apply early. 

Click here to download the Advanced Leadership Student form.  Please fill out the application online, save and return the application along with the Parental Consent/Liability Form to Dr. Stacey Bolin at 1100 E. 14th Street PMB E-7, Ada, OK  74820.


Oklahoma Business Week is fortunante to have many financial supporters. Through their generosity, students receive a sponsorship to partially offset the full cost of the program. We never want money to stand in the way of student participation in your programs. However, we feel that a financial committment is also necessary from the camper. To additionaly help defray student costs, we review each application for merit and needs-based scholarships. These scholarships are automatically applied to camper's registration to further decrease costs that are listed below.

Students are encouraged to bring along a small amount of money for incidental expenses such as pop, souvenirs, etc. Students must also provide their own transportation to and from the university. All meals will be provided by the camp.

Early Registration Regular Registration Late Registration
$200 $250 $300
Application received by March 1 Application received by April 1 Application received by May 1


During Oklahoma Business Week, participants not only gain exposure to college life and career options, but they are also taught the value of respect for others while building their own leadership style. Engaging in teamwork and working alongside business leaders (our Company Advisors), teens enhance their workforce readiness skills and build a stronger connection between school and work.  There will be $15,000 of scholarships given out to participants and the winning team will each be given a laptop.
Are there any other expenses?
The cost of your room, meals, a program t-shirt and all program materials are included in your registration fee. You will probably want to bring a small amount of spending money for snacks and souvenirs.
When is the registration fee due?
Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled. If you are accepted, you will receive notification by email. The registration fee is due within three weeks of receiving notification of acceptance into the program.
How are the students organized for the week?
Each student will be part of a group of students called a "company." Most of your time will be spent in company meetings as you learn to work as a team. Each company has a business person who has volunteered to be your Company Advisor (mentor).
Who are the Company Advisors and what's their background?
The Company Advisors come from a wide variety of businesses throughout the state of Oklahoma and have an even wider array of backgrounds.
How can I pay the registration fee?
After receiving acceptance into the program, checks or money orders can be made payable to East Central University Foundation- Oklahoma Business Week. A link will be provided in your acceptance email to pay by debit/credit card.
Is there a Code of Conduct?
Yes, OBW has a Code of Conduct that each participant and parent/guardian must sign for the student to participate. Violation of the Code of Conduct is grounds to be sent home.
How can I submit my application?
You can email your completed application to okbusinessweek@gmail.com, by fax at 580-559-5709, or mail it to Dr. Stacey Bolin at 1100 E. 14th Street, PMB E-7, Ada, OK 74820.
What happens if I have to cancel?
If you must cancel for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible so that we may use your program sponsorship for another student.
How do OBW scholarships work?
Every student that applies for OBW is automatically considered for merit and need-based scholarships based on the information provided in their recommendation form. These scholarships are applied to their registration fee to help reduce the cost to campers.


Registration for Oklahoma Business Week 2017 will begin Feburary 1, 2018

Click here to download an application for Oklahoma Business Week. Please enter your information, have a teacher, principal, or counselor complete the recommendation form and return it to Dr. Stacey Bolin

                via email at okbusinessweek@gmail.com,
                via fax at 580-559-5709,
                or by mail at 1100 E. 14th Street, PMB E-7, Ada, OK 74820-6999

Advanced Leadership Students:

Because of the leadership qualities that the OBW campters have displayed in past years, we are offering OBW alumni an opportunity to  return for an Advanced Leadership program.
Click here
to download the Advanced Leadership Student application. Only 13 slots are available for this program, so apply early.


Dr. Stacey Bolin
Camp Director

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