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Native American Business Institute




Welcome to the Multicultural Business Programs Native American Business Institute (NABI)!  You are invited to explore our website and learn more about our pre-college program.

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Who is this for?

Native American high school students who will be in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade during the upcoming school year interested in learning more about college and opportunities in business.

What is NABI?

The Native American Business Institute is a FREE week-long pre-college summer program for Native American high school students that will be in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade during the upcoming school year.  Participants work with MSU admissions officers, college counselors, tribal community leaders, and corporate representatives in a seven-day “business boot-camp” that prepares students for the college and exposes them to numerous academic and professional opportunities.

When is NABI?

NABI is held on the campus of Michigan State University June 22 – June 28, 2019.

What will I gain from this experience?

  • Develop time management and study skills
  • Receive tips and strategies for gaining admission to college
  • Learn how to navigate the financial aid/scholarship jungle
  • Form lifelong friendships with other Native youth, MSU students, and MSU support staff
  • Strengthen communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attend corporate, cultural, and leadership development workshops
  • Cultivate a deeper appreciation and understanding of their culture
  • Foster networks with business leaders and other professionals
  • Expose students to various careers and opportunities in business
  • Most importantly—they learn how to WORK HARD & PLAY HARD!

Application Period/Deadlines:

First round of applications are due by May 3, 2019.
Late applications will be placed at the “end of the line” for review and students are accepted on a space available basis.


To be eligible, each student must:

  • Be a current high school student
  • Have a 2.8 or higher cumulative grade-point average
  • Submit a completed application packet by the established deadline

Click Here for NABI 2019 Application Packet

Mail or Email applications to:

Kevin Leonard, Ph.D.
Multicultural Business Programs
645 N. Shaw Lane, Rm. 419
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone:  517-353-3524


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