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Business Analytics Adventure

USD Business Analytics Adventure is a five-day experience packed with fun activities while applying and understanding business analytics for high school students. 


2023 Business Analytics Adventure: July 9-13

To Apply

  1. Complete the registration form by the May 26 deadline
  2. Register Now

For questions or more information about the Business Analytics Adventure, please email

Education & Exploration

Take your business analytics skills to the next level and join the learning and fun this summer! Learn real-world business analytics from industry leaders and experience business projects with sessions at the elite USD Ellis Finance and Analytics Lab.

Why You Should Attend

  • Receive one general college credit from USD
  • Meet fellow students from other high schools and create lasting friendships.
  • Evaluate basic business analytics processes.
  • Tour companies & speak with leaders in Sioux Falls
  • Engage in fun activities such as movie at the Vermillion theater and games at the USD Esports Arena

Sunday – July 9
4:30-5:30 pm                Participants Arrive and Check-In Coyote Village
5:30-6:15 pm                Welcome Dinner for Participants Beacom Atrium
6:15-6:30 pm                Welcome Speech – Beacom Atrium
6:30-7:30 pm                Intro to Excel – Ellis Lab
7:30-7:45 pm                Dorm meetings Coyote Village
7:45–9:30 pm               Participant Social (games, food, etc.) – Coyote Village

Monday – July 10
7:15-7:45 am                 Breakfast – Muenster University Center
8:00–10:30 am              Analytics Projects Ellis Lab
10:30–11:30pm             Company 1 Speaker - Ellis Lab
11:30-12:15 pm             Lunch - Muenster University Center
12:15–1:30 pm              Analytics Projects Ellis Lab
1:45-3:00 pm                Music Museum Tour – National Music Museum
3:15-4:45pm                 Analytics Projects Ellis Lab
5:00–5:45 pm                Dinner – Mexico Viejo
6:00–8:30 pm                Video Game Night – Esports Arena

Tuesday – July 11
7:15-7:45 am                 Breakfast – Muenster University Center
8:00–10:30 am              Analytics Projects Ellis Lab
10:30-11:30 am             Company 2 Speaker - Ellis Lab
11:30-12:15 pm             Lunch - Muenster University Center
12:30-1:15 pm               Company 3 Speaker Ellis Lab
1:15-4:00pm                  Group Analytics Project Ellis Lab
4:15-5:15 pm                 USD Wellness Center – USD Wellness Center
5:15–6:30 pm                Dinner – Pizza Ranch
6:45–9:00 pm                Movie Night – Vermillion Movie Theater

Wednesday – July 12
7:15-7:45 am                 Breakfast - Muenster University Center
8:30–9:45 am                Commute to Sioux Falls for Field Trip
9:45–11:15 am              Company 1 - TBD
11:30–12:30 pm            Lunch – USD Sioux Falls
12:45–2:00 pm              Company 2 - TBD
2:15–3:45 pm                Company 3 - TBD
4:00–6:00 pm                Thunder Road
6:00–7:00 pm                Dinner at Thunder Road
7:00–8:15 pm                Commute back to Vermillion

Thursday – July 13
7:15-7:45 am                 Breakfast – Muenster University Center
8:00-9:00 am                 Finalize Group Project - Ellis Lab
9:00-9:30 am                 Pictures - Ellis Lab
9:30–10:15 am              Presentation by Beacom School of Business – Beacom
10:15–11:00 am            Presentation by USD Admissions – Beacom
11:00-12:30 pm             Luncheon and Digital Poster Session – Beacom
12:30–1:00 pm              Checkout of Dorms - Coyote Village
1:00–2:00 pm                Campus Tour (Optional)

Students will be housed in air-conditioned residence halls located on USD’s campus at Coyote Village. Students may check into their rooms after completing camp registration and will be allowed to stay in the residence halls through Friday afternoon. Cell phones are permitted but may not be used in class. Meals are provided beginning with dinner on Sunday evening at Beacom Hall in the atrium and continuing through lunch on Thursday. Students living in or near Vermillion have the option of attending camp as commuters.

Students staying on campus should bring:

  • Sheets (XL Twin)
  • Blankets
  • Pillow
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Alarm clock
  • Jacket
  • Walking shoes

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