Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy (SEBA)

Become a Leader - Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy


  • Get a taste of college life
  • Live in university residence halls
  • Take field trips to the Atlantic City and Philadelphia areas
  • Work with professors and business leaders

Cost: $1,300

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The deadline for applications is Friday, June 4, 2021

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The Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy (SEBA) at Stockton University School of Business is designed provide a unique platform for area high school students to appreciate and get hands-on learning about the basics of entrepreneurship and business.

  • A unique and exceptional learning opportunity on the beautiful Galloway and Atlantic City campuses

  • Topics include: accounting, business analytics, computer information systems, computer science, finance, management, marketing and hospitality

  • Business plan competition judged by faculty, advisory board members and community leaders

  • Fee includes one week of programming, housing, meals and field trips

  • For rising high school juniors

  • Scholarships will be available to qualified students 


About SEBA

SEBA is a residential summer camp focused on the current state of business and entrepreneurship that culminates in a business plan competition among student teams. SEBA is designed to help prepare students for the future by providing a unique and exciting hands-on learning experience.

Topics covered during the camp will include:

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Computer/Business Analytics
  • Marketing
  • Hospitality & Tourism

Students will also learn about entrepreneurship, business ethics, free enterprise, teamwork, and personal skills. An etiquette dinner is also planned for the program.

Major components of this experience will be visits to corporate/business sites, speakers, and opportunities on beginning to explore potential college majors and career paths after high school. There will be visits to business locations to provide students with a first-hand exposure to how business is conducted. Selected sites include The Federal Reserve Bank, South Jersey Industries, etc.

Students will be assigned into business teams which will become partnerships in creating proposed new business ventures. They will develop business plans with their new partners and present those plans in a business plan competition. The competition will be judged by Advisory Board members, faculty, and executives from the business community.


The cost of the camp is $1,300.

Stockton University has collaborated with community organizations to make scholarship funds available to participants in the Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy (SEBA).

All students accepted to participate in SEBA are eligible to receive scholarship funds. The Selection Committee will review all applications to determine the level of scholarship awarded. The Selection Committee will consider academic merit and financial need.

Non-refundable acceptance fee of $200 is due upon acceptance to the program. This fee will be applied to the student's registration balance.

Students who applied for the scholarship program will be notified by June 18, 2021 of their award. 

All campers balance of registration must be made in full for the entire amount by July 7, 2021. Fee includes all meals, room and board, classes, and field trips. 

Program Details

10:00am – 12:00pm Check-in at Atlantic City Residence Hall
12:00pm – 1:30pm Welcome Lunch & Orientation in Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room
1:30pm – 2:00pm Farewell to parents, Free Time
2:00pm – 2:45pm Tour of the Atlantic City Campus
2:45pm – 3:45pm "Getting to Know You" Icebreaker/Team Building
3:45pm – 4:00pm Snack Break
4:00pm – 6:00pm Business Plan Competition Discussion, Idea Generation, & Team Assignments 
6:00pm – 8:00pm Dinner/School of Business Program Introductions
8:00pm – 9:00pm Work on Business Plans 
9:00pm – 10:00pm Free Time 
10:00pm Lights Out
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast 
9:00am – 11:00am “Stand Up & Stand Out”
11:00am – 12:00pm “Embracing Public Speaking”
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch 
1:00pm – 2:00pm Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management Intro
2:00pm – 3:00pm Computer Information Systems Intro
3:00pm – 4:00pm Computer Science Intro
4:00pm – 5:00pm Accounting, Finance & Financial Planning Intro
5:00pm – 6:00pm Business Analytics, Management & Marketing Intro
6:00pm – 7:00pm Dinner 
7:00pm – 8:30pm Elevator Pitch Activity
8:30pm – 9:30pm Work on Business Plans
9:30pm – 10:00pm Free Time
10:00pm Lights Out
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast 
9:00am – 9:45am Overview and Questions for the Federal Reserve Bank Trip
9:45am – 10:00am Break/Depart from John F. Scarpa Academic Center for the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia
11:15am – 11:30am Arrive at the Federal Reserve Bank
11:30am – 12:00pm Lunch on the bus
12:00pm – 1:30pm Tour of the Federal Reserve Bank & Information Session
1:30pm – 3:30pm Tour of Philadelphia
3:30pm – 4:30pm Taste of Philly 
4:30pm – 4:45pm Break/Depart for Atlantic City
5:45pm – 6:00pm Arrive in Atlantic City/Break
6:00pm – 7:00pm Debrief of the Federal Reserve Bank Trip
7:00pm – 8:00pm Dinner
8:00pm – 9:00pm Work on Business Plans
9:00pm – 10:00pm Free Time
10:00pm Lights Out
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast 
9:00am – 10:00am "Corporate Downsizing"
10:00am – 11:00am Marketing
11:00am – 12:00pm Business Analytics/Spreadsheets
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch with Employers
1:30pm – 2:30pm Computer Programming
2:30pm – 3:30pm Leadership
3:30pm – 4:30pm "Power of Business Etiquette"
4:30pm – 6:00pm Free Time/Get Ready for Etiquette Dinner  *Professional Attire Required
6:00pm – 8:00pm Etiquette Dinner
8:00pm – 10:00pm Work on Business Plans
10:00pm Lights Out
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast 
9:00am – 9:30am Depart from John F. Scarpa Academic Center to Casino  *Professional Attire Required
9:30am – 11:00am Casino Tour
11:00am – 11:30am Depart from Casino to South Jersey Industries
11:30am – 12:30pm South Jersey Industries Tour
12:30pm – 2:30pm Lunch and Networking with Business Executives on Atlantic City Campus
2:30pm – 3:30pm "Financial Literacy and Business Start-Up Process"
3:30pm – 4:30pm Management
4:30pm – 5:30pm Management
5:30pm – 6:30pm Dinner 
6:30pm – 7:30pm ESports Presentation
7:30pm – 9:30pm Work on Business Plans
9:30pm – 10:00pm Free Time
10:00pm Lights Out
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 10:00am Atlanticare Speaker
10:00am – 12:00pm Internships
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch 
1:00pm – 2:00pm Management
2:00pm – 3:00pm Why is an MBA Important?
3:00pm – 4:00pm Business Ethics
4:00pm – 6:00pm Work on Business Plans
6:00pm – 8:00pm Dinner and a Movie
8:00pm – 10:00pm Work on Finalizing Business Plans
10:00pm Lights Out
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast 
9:00am – 10:00am Final Prep on Business Plans/Practice! Practice!! Practice!!!
10:00am – 12:00pm Business Plan Competition in Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room
12:00pm – 1:00pm Awards Ceremony and Farewell Lunch in Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room
1:00pm – 1:15pm Closing Remarks by Dean Ogbuehi
1:15pm – 2:15pm Check-Out of Residents Hall

Alphonso OgbuehiDean, School of Business
Alphonso Ogbuehi

Dr. Alphonso O. Ogbuehi began his tenure as the Dean of the School of Business at Stockton University in July 2019. Prior to his arrival at Stockton, Dr. Ogbuehi served as Dean of the College of Business at Clayton State University in Atlantic, GA and was Founding Dean of the School of Business at Park University in Kanas City, MO.  He completed his doctorate in Business Administration at the University of Memphis, and his M.B.A. and B.S. at the University of Kentucky. As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Ogbuehi has travelled to sub-Saharan Africa to conduct work on the role of universities as catalysts for regional economic development.  He has served as a tenured faculty member at Clayton State University, Park University, Bryant University, Saint Joseph’s University and Illinois State University, and has served as a Visiting Professor at universities in Nigeria, Germany, Jamaica, Zimbabwe and England. Dr. Ogbuehi has authored or co-authored over 30 publications, including peer-reviewed articles, books and edited volumes, and has delivered over 35 presentations at national and international conferences.

Esther LawrenceAssistant Dean, School of Business
Esther Lawrence

Assistant Dean Esther Lawrence began in the School of Business at Stockton University in October 2007. Prior to her arrival at Stockton University, she has had various roles in higher education. Ms. Lawrence was an Executive Assistant to the Dean at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary. She served as a Program Coordinator in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Georgetown University and earlier as an Administrative Manager in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Ms. Lawrence is currently a doctoral student in the Ed. D. in Organizational Leadership program at Stockton University.  She completed her Master of Arts in Media Studies at the New School in New York City and a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing Arts at SUNY Oswego in Oswego, NY. Ms. Lawrence is a seasoned professional with 15 years of experience in higher education administration. She has a proven record of accomplishment in successful collaborations among various levels of administration as well as internal and external stakeholders. Ms. Lawrence has had success in managing the logistics for events, communications and programs as well as stakeholder engagement within the surrounding South Jersey community. She is committed to student success, staff and faculty empowerment, organizational success, and diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Tara MarshSEBA Program Coordinator
Tara Marsh

Tara Marsh is the Program Coordinator for SEBA, Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy. She also coordinates the required internships for the Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Studies Program here at Stockton University where she has developed various industry partnerships for internships for the students. Tara holds an Associates in Culinary Arts from Atlantic Cape Community College and both her M.B.A. and B.S. in Business Management from Stockton University.  She has over 9 years of event planning experience with the Hospitality industry working for both the Sheraton Atlantic City and Columbia University in New York. Tara has a strong passion for student success and loves working with students to pursue their career goals.


  • Three full meals daily in Stockton University Dining.
  • A dormitory room (2 Scholars per room) equipped with a refrigerator, freezer, and microwave.
  • Linen for the beds (including a pillow, blanket, sheets).


All Scholars attending the SEBA Program will check-in at the assigned dormitory beginning at 10:00am on Sunday, July 19th, with a Welcome Lunch & Orientation beginning at 12:00pm (parents may attend).


  • Clothing to wear during the one-week duration of the camp including Business attire for both the Etiquette Dinner and final Business Plan Competition Presentation.
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Snacks and drinks.

No Scholar of SEBA is permitted to leave a car on campus.

Visit the University’s Map and Directions webpage for driving instructions, an interactive campus map, public transportation information, parking and transportation.

We strongly discourage Scholars from bringing their own cell phones, computers, and other electronic equipment in hopes of avoiding situations where the phone/equipment is lost or stolen.  We recommend that Scholars put their name on everything they will be bringing prior to arriving at Stockton University.

8:00am – 9:00am          Breakfast

9:00am – 12:00pm        AM Sessions

12:00pm – 1:00pm        Lunch

1:00pm – 6:00pm          PM Sessions

6:00pm – 7:00pm          Dinner

7:00pm – 10:00pm        Work on Business Plans/Free Time

10:00pm                       Lights Out

From 7:00pm – 10:00pm each night there will be some additional sessions, time to work on Business Plans, and Free Time. 

Breakfast is at 8:00am and Scholars will not be allowed to leave their dorm floor after 10:00pm.

All Scholars attending the SEBA Program will not be allowed to leave campus. The only times a Scholar will leave the campus is when the class leaves on a field trip or related activity. 

Yes, during the day and in the evenings until 9:00pm/10:00pm, Scholars will be on campus attending sessions, listening to guest speakers and working on their projects. After 9:00pm/10:00pm, the Scholars will have RAs that will be on each dorm floor.

RAs are Stockton’s Residential Assistant. The Residential Assistants have been trained to oversee the students that live in the dormitories. They reside in each of the floors and assist the students that are living on each floor.

Stockton University has a police department on campus. Each Scholar will be issued a swipe card that will allow them access to their dormitory room. There will be RAs housed on each floor as mentioned earlier. 
There is a hospital with an emergency room next to Stockton University.  Each professor and all staff will have parents’ contact information. They will contact parents immediately if there is an emergency. 
If a Scholar has a special accommodation, please indicate what will be needed and we will make every effort to provide accommodations. 

For more information

Contact Tara Marsh at or 609-626-3646.