Professional Business Institute


Registration is now open for PBI Summer 2024.

PBI Summer 2024
Date: June 23-27, 2024

The Professional Business Institute (PBI) is a five-day residential business camp where students are exposed to economics, accounting, marketing, finance, management, information systems management, and entrepreneurship. You will work closely with Raj Soin College of Business faculty, staff, local business executives, and Wright State students in an experiential learning environment to help define and discover your interest in a business discipline.

You will have the opportunity to get a taste of college life by staying on campus in campus housing and the opportunity to win a scholarship to Wright State University. No matter your career interest, you will benefit from a little business.


High school students who are interested in studying business and who will be sophomores (grade 10), juniors (grade 11), or seniors (grade 12) in the following academic year should apply to this program.


PBI is free. The program is subsidized by financial contributions from sponsors and there is no cost for you to participate. If you are admitted, you are required to submit a $50 deposit to hold your spot, and the deposit is refundable upon successful completion of the camp.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Professional Business Institute (PBI)?

    PBI is a five-day residential camp for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors where you work in teams to solve real business challenges.

    On the first day, you are introduced to the program, visit the host site, and learn about the business challenge you will be working to resolve. Over the next three days, you will take part in activities and learning sessions that provide the tools and techniques for analyzing their challenge. On the last day, groups will pitch their recommendations to a panel of experts.

  • What does life look like during PBI?

    PBI participants will stay on campus and are supervised 24 hours a day. Activities are planned from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. You will have access to our faculty and learn about all the facets of business. You will also participate in fun activities on campus at Wright State.

  • What about my parents?

    A parent or guardian must check in along with the participant on Sunday afternoon. Your parents or guardians are invited to stay for the official welcome and the meet-and-greet with the administrators and faculty. Parents and guardians are encouraged to arrive early on Thursday to attend the final presentations and the graduation reception before check-out.

  • What should I wear?

    During the camp, you should wear your regular, everyday clothes. For the site visit, you will need comfortable clothing and footwear. Business attire (or business casual) should be worn for the presentations on the final day.

  • What about food?

    We will provide regular meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). You should bring your own snacks, drinks, and/or money for vending machines on campus.

  • Who can I talk to for more information?

    For more information, please contact us at 937-775-2437 or

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