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​Gateway Programs for Nonbusiness Students

​Online learning opportunities for high school and college students

WashU Olin’s Gateway Programs offer high school and college students opportunities to learn about business over the summer. Whether it’s our courses for high school students or certificates for college students, you’ll earn academic credit while you develop important business savvy and professional communications skills that will enhance your resume and your career outlook.

Gateway to Business Programs for High School Students

Gateway to Business is an online business fundamentals program designed to provide high school students with a general understanding of business and professional communications. Whether you’re considering studying business in college, or you’re already planning to major in a nonbusiness area like arts, sciences or engineering, this program will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to business, leadership, teamwork skills and career preparedness. For the second half of the program, choose between a focus on entrepreneurship or sports business.

Open to: Rising sophomore through rising seniors
Dates: June 28 to August 5, M/T/TH, 3:00-5:45 p.m. CT
Credits: 3
Cost: $3,540

Sports Business Focus Courses

MGT 110E: Introduction to Gateway to Business
MGT 111E: Introduction to the Business of Sports

Entrepreneurship Focus Courses

MGT 110E: Introduction to Gateway to Business
MGT 112E: The Art and Science of Entrepreneurial Thinking

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Gateway Programs for College Students

Gateway to Business Certificates

Gateway to Business online certificates give college students pursuing nonbusiness majors and minors an opportunity to gain a solid understanding of business to complement their undergraduate studies. The first half of the program will include curriculum centered on an introduction to business, leadership, personal and professional development, and business communications. For the second half of the program, choose between a focus on healthcare or entrepreneurship. Creative problem solving, continuous discovery and experiential components are woven into coursework throughout the program.

Open to: Rising college freshman to recent graduates
Dates: May 24 to June 10, M/T/W/TH, 3:00-6:00 p.m. CT; June 14th to July 15, M/T/TH, 3:00-6:00 p.m. CT
Credits: 6
Cost: $7,080

Healthcare Focus Courses

MGT 130E: Introduction to Gateway to Business
MGT 320: Olin Grand Rounds: The Business and Practice of Medicine

Entrepreneurship Focus Courses

MGT 110E: Introduction to Gateway to Business
MGT 421: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

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Gateway to Data Analytics Certificate

With the Gateway to Data Analytics online certificate, you’ll develop key data analytics skills, understanding and insights—important contributors to success in today’s digitally driven world. Ideal for nonbusiness college students and recent graduates, you’ll gain a solid understanding of data analytics, particularly how those skills relate to different career fields, both business and nonbusiness. In the first half of the program, curriculum centers on quantitative modeling, decision analysis, simulation and optimization. The second half focuses on business analysis, data collection and use, reporting tools, and the role of data within organizations.

Open to: Rising college freshman to recent graduates
Dates: May 24 to June 11, M/T/W/TH/F, 3:00-5:30 p.m. CT; June 14 to July 15, M/T/W/TH, 3:00-5:00 p.m. CT
Credits: 6
Cost: $7,080

Data Analytics Certificate Courses

DAT 210E: Modeling Business Decisions
DAT 211E: Data Management and Visualization

Prerequisite:

Advanced placement computer science course (CSE 131: Introduction to Computer Science at WashU) or score of 5 on the AP exam

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For more information, email OlinGatewayStudies@wustl.edu or call 314-935-7159.