Pre-College Programs

Join the next generation of business leaders!

UIC Business understands that the transition from high school to college is a big one and these experiences offer opportunities to become more familiar with campus before classes begin. Faculty, staff and current students introduce high school students to key elements of a valuable business degree.

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UIC Future Leaders in Business

The UIC Future Leaders in Business program offers a free summer pre-college experience for high school students interested in business. Participants can explore the UIC Business degree programs and career paths while strengthening their skills for future academic and career success. An initiative focused on enrolling traditionally underrepresented students, the program provides meaningful support to students as they navigate the college prep and selection process.

Due to the COVID 19 global pandemic, the UIC Business Future Leaders in Business programs will be offered online for summer 2021.

Future Leaders in Business Junior


July 12 – 16, 2021

A one-week program, open to rising sophomore and junior students, offering opportunities for exposure to the field of business. Students will learn about professional skills, careers and majors in accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, human resource management, management, marketing, information and decision sciences.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Entering sophomore or junior year of high school in fall 2021
  • Interest in business
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit an online application and most recent transcript (unofficial accepted)

Future Leaders in Business

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June 28 – July 29, 2021

A five-week program, open to rising senior high school seniors, offering comprehensive programming in leadership development and career exploration while receiving academic instruction in the core areas of accounting, finance, marketing, and management.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Entering senior year of high school in fall 2021
  • Demonstrate an interest in business through academic or extracurricular activities
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit an online application, most recent transcript, and recommendation from teacher, counselor, or activity leader
  • Participate in an interview


Future Leaders in Business Admitted Student Course

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June 28 to August 3, 2021

In this summer program for admitted business students, you will take a three credit hour course in personal finance that counts toward your degree, and participate in our UIC Business Summer College program.


  • Gain 3 hours of credit toward your business degree at no cost (you will receive a tuition waiver)
  • Master Blackboard
  • Connect with UIC Business staff, faculty, on-campus success units and current students
  • Make friends, start creating your professional network, and explore careers in business

FIN 250. Personal Finance. 3 hours.

In this credit bearing course, you will learn to understand the basic principles of financial planning, wealth accumulation and management.  Topics will include employee benefit programs, insurance policies, investments, estate planning, federal income tax, annuities and banking and borrowing. The course will be focused on a student’s individual financial circumstances. By the end of the course, students will utilize the material learned to create a financial plan for their own future.

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UIC Future Leaders in Business Program

UIC Future Leaders in Business Program

Chicago, Illinois