CBA Bootcamp

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$75 cost includes:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Activities

Attend the CBA Boot Camp and beat the rush! Move into your dorm early ... at no extra cost to you!

All meals for the weekend are provided. You’ll get to sample food from local vendors, which will likely be your go-to places when you skip the OC Caf and head off campus for meals.

Payments can be made by cash or check at the door, or in advance through PayPal. RSVP by August 9 to Janell Huntsman at janell.huntsman@oc.edu.

Prep for Success!

Develop a business plan. Meet your faculty. Tour a local business. Build your network.

Business Tours

We will divide up the incoming class by major. Each group of students will tour a business in the Oklahoma City metro. You’ll meet with an executive, who will introduce you to the company and industry, tell you about what they do, and provide you with insight as you embark on your business career.

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Special Sessions

Throughout the Boot Camp, special sessions will give you the info you need to feel comfortable in OC’s College of Business Administration and to help you get a jump on your business career.

Optional Credit

You can choose to register for a one-credit-hour course related to the Boot Camp. This credit will go on your fall schedule, but will only count toward your degree if your degree plan calls for at least one hour of general elective credit.

We make this credit optional because some students may already have 17 hours planned for the fall semester (the maximum in OC’s block tuition model) and we do not want students to have to pay more for the orientation.

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The Eagles Prey: Hands-on Business Project

To introduce you to various aspects of business, we’ll split into teams of 4-5 students. Teams will develop a plan to sell a product or service to members of the CBA community (i.e. students, faculty, staff, and alumni). Your product could be t-shirts, coffee mugs, pens, laptop cases, etc.

Teams will work with returning CBA students and faculty consultants to develop their business plan, then present it to a panel of venture capitalists - members of our Business Advisory Council who are local executives.

The panel will select one business plan to invest in. The winning team will then be charged with implementing its business plan during the upcoming semester. All profits will be shared between the winning team members and their investors (the venture capitalists).

This hands-on experience will give you the opportunity to learn about different aspects of business, develop strong relationships with other students, and maybe even make a little money!

Reserve your spot by emailing janell.huntsman@oc.edu by August 9.