Curious to know what a “day in the life” of an MBA student is like? Experience it first-hand at the Summer Venture in Management Program! SVMP is an educational program designed to give you a taste of a business education. It’s geared towards high-potential college sophomores, juniors, and seniors making an impact in their school or community. The four-day residential experience will expose participants to leadership in business and future opportunities that an MBA degree can provide.


We are looking for students who are curious and interested in making a difference in the world. Participants are selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and their impact in the community around them. We define leadership broadly - in the form of a student organization, your local church, or soccer team. Examples of leadership and impact in or outside of the college campus environment include, but are not limited to:

  • Serving in student government positions
  • Leading a student association or club
  • Volunteering in under-served communities
  • Working as a Residential Advisor (RA)
  • Being a team captain or other forms of athletic leadership
  • Contributing to a nonprofit organization
  • Spearheading a new initiative related to the community or culture
  • Leading a school research project

Eligibility & Additional Information

  • Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior to apply, specifically graduating in the classes of 2024, 2025, or 2026.
  • All majors are welcome to apply!
  • Undocumented students are eligible to apply.
  • International students are not eligible for SVMP. Please consider the HBS Peek online program if you are an international student (
  • HBS covers all programmatic expenses, including room and board. However, you will need to arrange for your own transportation to and from the program. If needed, limited financial aid is available to cover travel expenses to the program. Admitted students will be given information on how to request travel reimbursement.