Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy

The world is filled with big ideas. Businesses built on big ideas, however, are far more scarce. For entrepreneurs to turn their big idea into a thriving business, they need more than just passion, grit, and accounting skills. An understanding of the economic concepts that explain human behavior and drive the global economy is key. 

Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy (EGE) goes beyond what most pre-college entrepreneurship programs teach. Participants not only learn practical skills, like writing a business plan or how to pitch an idea, but also about the economic principles that make successful entrepreneurship possible. To build a business, an entrepreneur must understand incentives and the role institutions, like government, play in setting the “rules of the game”. 

EGE offers 30-40 high school students from around the world the chance to spend a week learning about entrepreneurship:

  • Professors will introduce how economics principles apply to entrepreneurship
  • Corporate guest speakers will share their insights and real-world experiences 
  • Classroom instruction will be supplemented by practical activities and simulations 

Why EGE? 

The EGE program is designed to help students:

  • Understand the risks and rewards associated with entrepreneurship
  • Understand market forecasting and supply/demand 
  • Enhance team-building skills 
  • Learn to apply the economic way of thinking to business decisions 
  • Have fun while creating a network of peers from around the world