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PRICE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS’ CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP HIGH SCHOOL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMER CAMP A SUCCESS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
June 22, 2010

NORMAN – Outstanding high school students from around the state were exposed to entrepreneurship and learned best practices for leadership – as well as how to manage innovation and grow a business – during E-Week, which was held June 7 to 11 on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus.       

Twenty four high school students from across the state of Oklahoma participated in the inaugural camp. Some of the activities for the week included corporate visits to Cytovance, Sonic Corp. and Chesapeake Energy. Students toured the Switzer Center and the Fred Jones Museum of Art and participated in a ropes course and campus scavenger hunt.  Work in the classroom revolved around the analysis of three Harvard Business School cases and books including “E-Myth,” “Good to Great” and “Cowboy Ethics.” 

Students worked on a major entrepreneurial-based project during the week culminating in a final presentation on the last day of the camp. The projects centered on entrepreneurial solutions to the problems of: childhood obesity, clean water and oil spills. This unique program was hosted by the Price College’s Center for Entrepreneurship and was sponsored by BancFirst, Sonic corp., and Chesapeake Energy.

Ranked in the top 5 percent of all U.S. undergraduate business schools based on recent ranking data, the Price College of Business is one of the nation’s premier business colleges. This year, U.S. News & World Report ranks the college’s International Business Program 12th in the nation and the Management Information Systems Program 17th in the nation. The Entrepreneurship Program was ranked 11th in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review and 18th by U.S. News & World Report.