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A summer course is a great way for a student to get a jump on degree completion. Most courses range in length from one week to six weeks, and class size tends to be smaller than similar courses taken during the traditional academic year.

What is a summer course in business studies? A summer course in business studies can be virtually any class that one would take while working toward a degree in business or to enhance one’s working knowledge of business operations. Subjects available include finance, leadership, brand management, accounting, auditing, international business, law and ethics, and many more. The curriculum is usually condensed into a short amount of time, usually eight weeks, which allows students to learn at a rapid pace.

By taking a summer course in business studies, a student can earn a degree faster than if he or she takes the summer off from school. Summer can be an ideal time to take prerequisite classes to important courses in one’s degree.

Tuition and fees for summer courses vary by class and by school. At some colleges, summer school costs slightly less than the other semesters or quarters do, which gives students a financial advantage. Before enrolling in a course, students are encouraged to make sure it will meet their needs.

Students who take a summer course in business are often seeking a career in sales, administration, finance, retail management, among others. Virtually every industry has a need for employees with a strong background in business, in such places as corporations, small business, academia, medical facilities, and more. Many graduates of business degrees are able to open their own businesses, consult for established companies, or pursue higher education.

Many summer courses are offered in an online format. To learn more about a course, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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J.F. Oberlin University Summer Session

The selected Asian business cases are interdisciplinary and application-oriented, which will help to critically address contemporary-related international management issu ... [+]

Prof. Helen de Haan (Rotterdam Business School) / Prof. Kiyoshi Hori (J. F. Oberlin University)

South-East Asia with more than half of the world population, as the fastest growing market and an ever-increasing share of the world economy, is important to be studied. The selected Asian business cases are interdisciplinary and application-oriented, which will help to critically address contemporary-related international management issues to be framed in their historical and geographic ecologies.

Accommodation

Twin size accommodation is available for the Summer Session participants. All housings are located in the vicinity of the school and are convenient for commuting. All housing is equipped with bedding, furniture(desk, chair, table), shower unit, toilet, microwave, TV, and internet connection.... [-]

Japan Tokyo
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Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

Technology is changing our world faster than citizens, businesses and governments can respond, leading to uncertainty and increasingly negative outcomes. And, while organ ... [+]

What is this workshop?

Technology is changing our world faster than citizens, businesses and governments can respond, leading to uncertainty and increasingly negative outcomes. And, while organizations of all types, sizes, and maturities are struggling to adapt — rethinking their external customer/citizen value propositions while simultaneously reinventing themselves internally — traditional change management schemes based on hierarchical models are proving less and less effective.

Although ‘digital transformation’ has become the new solution buzz word, experts like Chris Skinner have pointed out that digital is about culture and people rather than technology. To bridge this gap, businesses, governments, and NGOs are finding an unlikely partner in design — building, buying or partnering not only to create cutting-edge products and services, design’s traditional role but to foster innovation and organizational transformation as well. ... [-]

Costa Rica San José
November 2019
Full-time
3 days
Campus
Bifröst University

The Summer School is located in the natural paradise of Bifröst Village in West Iceland, right between a volcano and a glacier. Students are accommodated in comforta ... [+]

The Summer School 2020 Program

The Summer School is located in the natural paradise of Bifröst Village in West Iceland, right between a volcano and a glacier. Students are accommodated in comfortable single and double rooms at the program´s beautiful campus on the shore of Lake Hreðarvatn.

The three-week program (8 ECTS / 4 US Credits) offers high-level Leadership studies with an emphasis on Sustainability.

The Summer School will take place from July 18th to August 8th, 2020.

The Summer School gives students Leadership training and prepares them for the challenges that future leaders will face.

Here you can see some testimonials from students: https://www.bifrost.is/english/study-at-bifrost/summer-school-in-iceland/testimonials/... [-]

Iceland Borgarnes
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Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Antai Global Summer School

In 2013, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, established the Antai Global Summer Program (AGSP) to satisfy the growing need of helpi ... [+]

In 2013, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, established the Antai Global Summer Program (AGSP) to satisfy the growing need of helping international students understand China from business perspectives. AGSP is a three-week-long, credits-conferring, English-taught summer program focusing on Learning Business and Culture in China. Approximately 100 students from over 20 countries joined each cohort. The Program holds two separate sessions in May and July each year, in order to match the summer-break calendars at different schools. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the Chinese economy and culture with in-class coursework, company visits, social events and tours. In addition to having faculty who teach in top business schools around the world, the summer program features sessions taught by executive speakers including senior knowledge expert of top-brand MNCs, executives of successful Chinese enterprises, founders of start-up companies and so on. Cultural immersion activity is also a highlight of the program. During the program, we organize out-of-city excursions, acrobatic shows, river cruising, tea-making, Zen practice, pot modeling, Chinese cooking lessons etc. The program offers two tracks: undergraduate track and graduate track. The undergraduate track is aimed to familiarize students with Chinese history, culture, policy and business environment, whereas the graduate track focus on developing students’ vision and capabilities of doing business in China.... [-]

China Shanghai
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Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
University of Exeter International Summer School

This course focuses on the growth and management of global enterprises from the emergence of the modern multinational to the present day. In studying the dynamics of inte ... [+]

This course focuses on the growth and management of global enterprises from the emergence of the modern multinational to the present day. In studying the dynamics of international business we take these enterprises (commonly referred to as MNEs, MNCs or TNCs) as our key actors, and use an interdisciplinary approach to assess the challenges associated with developing strategies and managing operations across national boundaries. We explore, therefore, the interplay between the multinational enterprise, the countries in which it does business, and the competitive environment in which it operates. This approach will ensure that global enterprise is framed in a wide political, social, historical and economic context.... [-]

United Kingdom Exeter
August 2020
Campus
The International Summer School for Teens

This class prepares students for future careers by developing a business idea and exploring all aspects of a business. ... [+]

Itinerary

Our Global Entrepreneurship class is well suited to any budding entrepreneur.

However, it is also a great fit for students interested in debating, global issues, problem-solving and leadership.

Dragon’s Den meets summer school

This course is structured in the style of ‘Dragon’s Den’, where students develop a business idea and learn about advertising, business plans, competitive advantages, customer demographics, entrepreneurial spirit, ethical issues, financing, networking, digital marketing, product development and social responsibility.

You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.

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United Kingdom Stirling
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20 days
Campus
ABC Business Academy

We are living in a unique moment in time with unprecedented disruption. Today innovation is everyone's business. If you want to future-proof your career and make an impac ... [+]

Best Summer Courses in Business Studies 2019/2020. Welcome to the most innovative experience ***Pre-Apply now on our website and secure the lowest possible price for 2020!*** Why Silicon Valley Academy?

The modern business world is seeing the highest levels of unprecedented disruption to date. Innovation is now one of the most important features to thrive within this ever-evolving environment. Silicon Valley Academy summer school introduces you to the unique mindset and tech scene of one of the most innovative places on earth. Enter the world of innovative business practices, see how they function in real life and learn about hot trends and technology from the world's best companies! Our collaborations with key players in the Valley’s remarkable ecosystems allows our participants to learn first hand from the experts who create it every day.... [-]

USA San Jose
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Full-time
14 days
Campus
European University of Rome

UER Summer School aims to provide a wide and in-depth understanding of the legal implications of the most relevant issues of international trade both on a substantial and ... [+]

UER Summer School aims to provide a wide and in-depth understanding of the legal implications of the most relevant issues of international trade both on a substantial and procedural prospective. The program combines high-level lectures and professionalizing training offered by professors, lawyers, managers and experts operating in the international markets.

All lectures are given in English and the topic addressed such as transnational contracts, cooperation agreements, project financing, equity and trust, international commercial arbitration and the settlement of interstate disputes at WTO.

Target group

Undergraduate and graduate students together with young researchers from the Law field. The number of participants is limited to 40.... [-]

Italy Rome
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Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Kedge Business School

Marseille, the 3rd largest city in France, is beautifully situated on France's southern coast, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The first Greek settlement in France (est. ... [+]

About Marseille

Marseille, the 3rd largest city in France, is beautifully situated on France's southern coast, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The first Greek settlement in France (est. 600 B.C.), it remains one of the largest European ports linking Europe to Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. A ‘Crossroads of the Mediterranean,’ modern Marseille is a city with a diverse population, both in terms of ethnicity and culture.

Named as the European Capital of Culture in 2013 and the European Capital of Sport in 2017, Marseille is one of France's most dynamic large cities. With 7,200 companies created in the city in the last 5 years, as France's second largest research center with over 3,000 research scientists within Aix-Marseille University, what better place to come and join one of our International Summer School programs dedicated to Diversity Management, International Business or Sports Marketing & Management?!... [-]

France Marseille
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Full-time
3 - 6 weeks
Campus
ISSOS - International Summer Schools For 13-18 Year Olds‎

Students will learn about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and the fundamentals of starting a business and marketing a product. In small groups students will generate ... [+]

The exclusive summer program of ISSOS, offers high school students (aged 13-18) the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the world-renowned and stunning university towns of Cambridge in the UK or New Haven, Connecticut in the United States.

At ISSOS we look to prepare students for the future by giving them the skills, confidence and motivation to succeed in life beyond the classroom. Over three weeks our business and entrepreneurship program will introduce students to a world beyond academia, through a series of interactive workshops, practical tasks and case studies students will learn about some of the most successful businesses in the world and understand what makes them work.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge USA New Haven
July 2020
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
EU Business School

The EU International Summer School is an intense three-week program specifically designed for high school students aged 16-18 who are interested in pursuing a career in b ... [+]

The EU International Summer School is an intense three-week program specifically designed for high school students aged 16-18 who are interested in pursuing a career in business and want to experience university life prior to application.

The academic content has been adapted from EU’s undergraduate offerings to provide you with the opportunity to prepare for your academic and professional future. All courses are taught in English by high-quality professors and business leaders, the same that teach in EU’s top-ranked degree programs. By joining the program, you will gain insight into the global business while connecting with people from different cultures and enjoying your summer break in the most vibrant city on the Mediterranean coast.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University

In this Summer School, you will have an introduction to the demanding topics of generating product innovations. You will get introduced to the aspects of mechanical engin ... [+]

The Institute for Engineering Design focuses especially on computer-aided product design and development - the elementary ingredients for innovation and technology leadership. Within their very interdisciplinary team, the IKT provides a practice-oriented education, which is based on distinct cooperation with international industry partners and application-oriented specific research. For decades, the IKT has been training outstanding engineers in the field of systematic product development as a worldwide recognized institution in the field of design methodology and product lifecycle management. In our four competency groups, research is being done on a broad interdisciplinary spectrum of current, future and industry-related issues.... [-]

Germany Aachen
June 2020
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
University of Bayreuth

From 1 to 14 July 2018, the Bayreuth International Summer School (BISS) welcomes students from all over the world to join our courses at the campus of the University of B ... [+]

Overview Join the Bayreuth International Summer School 2019!

From 1 to 14 July 2019, the Bayreuth International Summer School (BISS) welcomes students from all over the world to join our courses at the campus of the University of Bayreuth.

Organized by the Campus-Akademie in cooperation with the International Office, seven courses are offered with renowned national and international lecturers.

The courses offered during this 2018 are:

Economics & Management African Studies Public Health & Global Change Energy & Climate Polymer Science & Advanced Polymers in Engineering and Energy Polymer Science & Biofabrication International Comparative Law

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Germany Bayreuth
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15 days
Campus
University Bocconi

If you're interested in further developing your passion for business and economics by taking part in a life and learning experience on leading-edge subjects, you can do s ... [+]

Summer School Start making plans for this summer!

If you're interested in further developing your passion for business and economics by taking part in a life and learning experience on leading-edge subjects, you can do so right in the heart of Milan.

Bocconi Summer School offers a selective study program, entirely taught in English, open to motivated students. It's a unique opportunity to participate in an exciting laboratory of teaching and experiential learning.

Courses are held in innovative multimedia spaces with teaching materials and tools available to you online at any time. To keep you anchored to the real world, each course curriculum includes company visits and teamwork on real-life business cases and situations, putting to the test your problem-solving and soft skills and creativity. The courses' emphasis on working in teams will allow you to meet, socialize with and learn from carefully selected bright and dynamic young people with a lot of talent to share.... [-]

Italy Milan
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Full-time
2 - 3 weeks
Campus
European Centre for Career Education

Comprehensive knowledge of one’s field is essential, but true business leaders need to be able to apply that knowledge in practice. By teaching them to move from theory t ... [+]

International Business Global Career Program + Internship 2020 - Prague

Comprehensive knowledge of one’s field is essential, but true business leaders need to be able to apply that knowledge in practice. By teaching them to move from theory to practice, our goal is to provide ECCEDU graduates with an extra advantage and help them stand out from their peers.

We want ECCEDU students to experience work in the field of international business transactions, and further, enhance their skills by focusing both on their personal and professional development. Topics covered during our program are carefully selected every year to match the ever-changing world of business.

Traditionally, our Global Career Summer Programs opens with a Welcome Gala evening for ECCEDU students, which provides an opportunity to meet inspiring people who contribute to the ECCEDU community as well as students from other fields of studies (International Business and Law). ... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
July 2021
Full-time
7 weeks
Campus