Business

From idea generation to market research, study problems facing a real business and pitch your creative solutions to a panel of executives and consultants.

Putting a winning idea into action, creating a business plan, and building and leading a successful team is complex and challenging work. It requires leaders who can think analytically, learn quickly, and innovate boldly. They need to be able to work across disciplines – finance, marketing, accounting, human resources – and connect the right people and ideas in order to solve the most pressing problems and move forward. In this concentration, you’ll be challenged to think like these effective leaders. You’ll learn effective leadership strategies, frameworks for strategy and scaling, and models for developing and testing new ideas used by many of the best business leaders from a wide variety of industries. Connect with people who have secured investors, launched businesses, and scaled companies. Learn from their successes and (more importantly) from their missteps. For the culminating project, you and a small team will consult with a real business or startup on a problem they currently face. Then, you’ll prepare an evidence-backed business solution and present it to the business owner and a panel of consultants from Tyton Partners, Boston.

55 EXPLO alums have been named to the Forbes 30 under 30 List identifying the world’s boldest young entrepreneurs.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Case Competition and Coaching with Tyton Partners, Boston

Meet with a business owner, analyze the urgent problem facing his or her business, and then develop a plan to address the problem. You’ll be coached by professional business consultants and then present your solutions in a case competition judged by a panel of consultants from Tyton Partners, Boston.

Case Interview training with Marc Cosentino

McKinsey + Company says “Cosentino is the Dean of Case Interviews”. Cosentino’s coaching will prepare you to nail business case interviews, a prerequisite for many competitive internships and jobs in the industry. Cosentino will also explain how you can start a case competition team at your high school and join a case competition network.

Harvard Business School Case Studies

HBR case studies are at the heart of M.B.A. study. Deep practice with the case method drives critical thinking and complex problem solving. You will dig into cases running from business management and entrepreneurship to leadership and organizational behavior to innovation and global supply chains.

Professional Networking

Practice making connections, finding collaborators, and vetting new ideas with business owners, consultants, and academics from a variety of industries.

World-Class Experts

Connect with industry experts including executives, faculty from top business schools, and consultants from the leading firms. Get insights and tips on everything from securing internships to developing great leadership behaviors.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Case Competition and Coaching with Tyton Partners, Boston

Meet with a business owner, analyze the urgent problem facing his or her business, and then develop a plan to address the problem. You’ll be coached by professional business consultants and then present your solutions in a case competition judged by a panel of consultants from Tyton Partners, Boston.

Case Interview training with Marc Cosentino

McKinsey + Company says “Cosentino is the Dean of Case Interviews”. Cosentino’s coaching will prepare you to nail business case interviews, a prerequisite for many competitive internships and jobs in the industry. Cosentino will also explain how you can start a case competition team at your high school and join a case competition network.

Harvard Business School Case Studies

HBR case studies are at the heart of M.B.A. study. Deep practice with the case method drives critical thinking and complex problem solving. You will dig into cases running from business management and entrepreneurship to leadership and organizational behavior to innovation and global supply chains.

Professional Networking

Practice making connections, finding collaborators, and vetting new ideas with business owners, consultants, and academics from a variety of industries.

World-Class Experts

Connect with industry experts including executives, faculty from top business schools, and consultants from the leading firms. Get insights and tips on everything from securing internships to developing great leadership behaviors.

AT EXPLO, LEARNING IS MORE
THAN JUST HANDS-ON.

IT’S ALL IN.

Get out of the classroom and into the real world.

Immersive projects, expert professionals, career connections — every day at
EXPLO is packed with opportunities to explore the world of people and ideas.

“Before EXPLO, I was considering studying Business Management, but I was not entirely sure. However, the Business courses definitely helped me make up my mind. I got the chance to experience a practical approach through collaborations with local and internationally recognised businesses (e.g. PEZ Candy Inc.), which greatly influenced my choice of studying business management.”

– Sofia Paschenti, King’s College, London

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