BUS 120 Freshmen Retreat

Freshman Business Retreat

Students participate in a team-building activity during the retreat.

BUS 120 is Niagara University's College of Business Administration's innovative team-taught course designed to introduce our freshmen business students to the dynamic global world of business. Click here to learn more about BUS 120.

In mid-September, all freshman business students participate in a day-long retreat designed to build camaraderie and introduce the new students to the dynamic global world of business. Highlights of the day include the game "Cashflow 101," a creative activity on how to capture business opportunities, ice breakers to get to know your classmates, group challenges, and other team-building activities.

Students compete for prizes by playing “Cashflow 101,” a financial literacy game based on the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki, which the students read and write a paper on at the beginning of the semester. Students are also challenged to develop an application compatible with iOS or Android operating systems. The team-building portion of the retreat includes activities that enhance camaraderie and leadership within the groups.

The retreat closes with a barbeque dinner at the New York Power Authority's Power Vista. Many of the NU faculty and staff participate in the retreat. It's a great way to make friends while learning about business.