Introducing the Schulich Business Excellence Academy

After last year’s great success, we are pleased to announce Schulich Business Excellence Academy (SBEA) program for the year 2022

The Schulich Business Excellence Academy is a summer business education and mentorship program supporting approximately 100 Grade 10 or 11 high school students across Ontario. The program targets all students from under-represented communities with a focus on black and indigenous communities. The program provides high school students in need with resources to become tomorrow’s leaders. The SBEA will commence on 4th July 2022 and will be delivered by prominent guest speakers from the community as well as the Schulich Faculty. The sessions will be held virtually and will consist of a series of lectures and group-based activities. At the end of the program, an in-person dinner event will be organized at the Schulich Campus for the participants of the program.

Groups of approximately five high school participants and one Schulich undergraduate student mentor will be introduced at the start of the program. A small group setting is a great way to connect with people while building useful interpersonal and business skills. The goal of the program is to help participants build soft skills, gain business knowledge, and become competitive applicants for post-secondary education opportunities. By the end of it all, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at an in-person closing ceremony dinner. Be sure to sign up soon as spaces are limited.

Program Outline

Sessions will be conducted every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6-8pm and will conclude on 21st July 2022. Sessions will include prominent guest speakers, Schulich faculty and interactive activities led by Schulich leaders. The final session involves a case competition which enables students to exercise the skills they have learned working in their groups with their student leaders. The program offers an Entrepreneurship Bootcamp week, an opportunity open to interested participants towards the end of the program. The program will also have an in-person closing ceremony at the end of July.

The Modules

✓ Self-Discovery – How I Met Myself

✓ Ethics – The Humanity Games

✓ Entrepreneurship – Operation Be Your Own Boss

✓ Marketing – Think Like a Marketer

✓ Microsoft Programs and Statistics – Excel with Excel

✓ Finance – Finance & Furious

✓ Accounting – The Accounting Academy

✓ Networking – Network Your Way to Success

✓ Applying to University – Into the Uni-Verse

✓ Problem Solving – To All the Problems I Didn’t Solve Before

✓ Communication and Presentation Skills – Talk the Talk

✓ Case Competition and Closing Ceremonies – A Leader is Born

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Applications have now closed. If you already submitted your application, thank you for your submission. We look forward to reading your applications and will be in touch with you shortly.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact Michelle Machado at

  • ~100 Ontario high school students

  • 12 Modules to prepare you for your final case competition

  • 3 Days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday), two hours a day in the evening, for the month of July


  • 98.4% Strongly agreed or agreed that the program made them more aware of opportunities and career paths

  • 96.8% Said their interests increased or stayed the same during the program

  • 100% Would recommend the program to a friend

Benefits for Schulich Undergraduate Leaders

Benefits for Students

  • Chance to give back to the Schulich community and society
  • Gain community involvement, work, and leadership experience for personal and career development
  • A networking opportunity with future leaders in the Black and Indigenous communities
  • $500 grant
  • Exposure to the many streams of business to see where your interests lie
  • Learn of future career opportunities within business fields
  • Become a more successful university applicant
  • Interactive activities every class
  • Gain soft skills, business knowledge, and network with Schulich students
  • Build connections with business professionals and have your questions answered
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion
  • Program is free for all participants

“The Schulich School of Business is very excited about the launch of the Schulich Business Excellence Academy, which will host Black and Indigenous Ontario high school students interested in pursuing a business education. What I love about the Business Excellence Academy is that it is a student-led initiative and supported by our faculty and staff, all working together toward the shared goal of greater Black and Indigenous representation at our School.”

Dean Detlev Zwick
Schulich School of Business