B-BAY students learn from professors who are at the top of their field—and from youth mentors. Students gain hands-on experience through class projects and presentations in a safe learning environment—all on the vibrant UC Berkeley campus.

Giving tomorrow's business leaders a head start

Middle School Entrepreneurship

Learn teamwork, entrepreneurship, business principles, financial accounting, marketing, and corporate social responsibility and get beyond that lemonade stand.

High School Entrepreneurship

This college prep business program is tailored to high school students who want to immerse themselves in the culture, academics, and life at Berkeley.

Summer 2020 Sessions

In light of the current global coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, BerkeleyHaas and the Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (B-BAY) have suspended its 2020 summer program. We did not make this decision in haste; we carefully considered alternative delivery formats, desired learning experiences, outcomes, and travel restrictions. Understanding that one of the program’s core student experiences is the on campus experience which includes residential life, the uncertainty of the virus’ trajectory and ramifications lead us to the more prudent path of cancelling the program for 2020.
We appreciate students and families who have shown interest in and applied to the 2020 program and realize that this is disappointing news.  The B-BAY family looked forward to meeting you and having you on campus this summer and is saddened by the cancellation. We hope that you will consider BBAY in 2021 and check back in December for the application. Please stay safe and healthy physically and emotionally.

Meet some former students

Ruchi Shah

Cupertino, CA- B-BAY c/o 2017

I’m currently a second year studying Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. I attended the Berkeley Business Academy for Youth in the Summer of 2017 and it was one of the most enriching and remarkable experiences I’ve had. Not only was I exposed to the lifestyle of a college student, but I also was able to get insight on Haas classes that are offered by the university and develop my leadership, teamwork, and public speaking skills. My team and I placed 2nd in the competition and were able to create a professional business plan, pitch, and presentation in a span of just 2 weeks. Now at UC Berkeley, I’m involved in an organization called FEMTech that pushes women in the STEM field and represent my community in student government.

Akielia Willburgh

Jamaica- B-BAY c/o 2017 & 2018

I first took part in B-BAY for the  2017 Entrepreneurship high school session where my team ‘Afoodable’ placed third at the final showcase, followed by the 2018’s High School Critical Thinking session. Currently, I’m a junior at the University of Technology, Jamaica completing a Bachelor in Computer Science. My favorite B-BAY moments were networking with a diverse batch of students and  being challenged daily within the lecture rooms. I also enjoyed being immersed in the university lifestyle as this prepared me for what was to come my freshman year. Through my experiences they have further pushed me to be a student always which is one of the four defining principles.

Abel Regalado

East Oakland, CA- B-BAY c/o 2016

I took part in B-BAY 2016, in which my eam ‘ImmersED’ took 1st place in the Showcase. I learned Business Development by creating a business plan & pitching to investors. Now, I am a Berkeley City College student in Computer Science (CS) with the goal of transferring to UC Berkeley as a CS major. My passion lies in bridging the digital & CS education divide among underserved youth. I volunteer as a teacher assistant for Mission Bit, teaching students to code. I also enjoy attending coding meetups, hackathons, ‘Diversity & Inclusion in Tech’ conferences. You can learn more on my website: www.EngineerAbel.com. Fun fact: I was invited to the White House Summit to discuss Computer Science in the American Next Generation High Schools.

Kimberly Uehisa

Honolulu, Hawaii- B-BAY c/o 2010 & 2011

I am a 3rd year pre-med student majoring in Anthropology & minoring in Global Health at UCLA. I am a research volunteer with the Cardiac Arrhythmia Center at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. My favorite B-BAY memory is building networks & learning how to be an entrepreneur. Participating in B-BAY increased my development of teamwork, perseverance, determination, & integrity. It taught me the professional & leadership skills necessary to be successful & make an impact through risk-taking. The transition into college was not an easy one since I was medically disqualified from my first choice, the US Naval Academy. It gave me appreciation for who I am to accept this adversity, live in a positive way and manage my goal to become a cardiologist.

The B-BAY program is proud to be a part of the Institute for Business & Social Impact.

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