What's Included Discover the design of business, and the business of design! In this 3-week, virtual, intensive program you will learn to approach management as a strategic process that combines design innovation and business knowledge. Through live sessions, self-paced multimedia materials, hands-on collaborative projects, and guest speakers from the fashion, luxury, and creative industries, you will:Develop problem-solving skills and familiarity with design strategies through the application of research methods, prototyping, and quantitative analysisGain understanding around the European and North American business perspective and the way entrepreneurs, creative innovators, and designers operate at the intersection of design and managementEngage in design thinking and business strategy exercises, applying these approaches in a broad range of enterprises and real-world business contextsWork both individually and collaboratively on hands-on creative projects that will enrich your portfolioThis program is open to high school students entering their junior or senior year, and recent high school graduates. Many enroll to develop a portfolio for the college admissions process. No prerequisites required. What's Included? - Advising- Tuition- Community-building activities and cultural resources in a digital learning workspace- API Digital Badge: Global Agility- Access to API alumni network & API Ambassador Program- Career readiness materials and support, including how to reflect this experience on a resume and at job interviews- Live events featuring speakers, activities, networking and more- Post-program evaluation- Transcript Application Requirements Open to high school students entering their junior or senior year, and recent high school graduates. No previous experience required!