Summer Programming Bootcamp

The programming Bootcamp was developed to offer incoming students with limited or no programming experience the opportunity to receive introductory training in programming prior to the start of the MSBA program.

The five-day course will cover the following topics:

  • R and RStudio
  • Reading and visualizing data in R
  • Data types
  • Functions and if statements
  • Loops

If you are unsure whether participating in the Bootcamp is right for you we have created a series of sample questions for you to review. Please use this as a guide to determine if you would benefit from participating in the Bootcamp.

Beyond the academic benefits of participating in the Bootcamp, you will get a head start on networking with other students in the program, faculty members, and orient yourself to campus and the surrounding Winston-Salem community.

Is the Bootcamp Right for Me?

Not sure whether the programming bootcamp is for you? Here is a set of sample questions that you should be able to answer with ease after completing the bootcamp. Use it as a tool for you to determine whether the bootcamp is the right opportunity for you.

Questions Set

Answer Key


Contact Cherie Fu( if you have questions.

Sample Schedule

June 25
June 26
June 29
June 30
July 1
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Introduction to R and RStudio Reading data and data Visualization Data types Functions; if-else statements For loops
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Practice Lab Practice Lab Practice Lab Practice Lab Practice Lab

*All bootcamp participants are required to attend the MSBA program orientation from July 5 – 7.
*The schedule is subject to change, details will be released in June.


Is it required?
No, participation in the programming Bootcamp is entirely optional. As the program has matured we have learned that students can always benefit from additional preparatory instruction in programming.

What will be included with my registration fee?
The registration fee covers instructional costs, lab sessions, and some meals. It will not provide lodging or transportation.

Is financial aid available?
The Bootcamp is a non-credit bearing course and as a result, financial aid is not available.

Will housing be provided?
Housing will not be provided to students during the Bootcamp. We encourage students to explore the many housing options available to them here in Winston-Salem. For your convenience, we have developed a housing guide as a reference.