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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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London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) Executive Education

Start your summer in the right direction! LSBF Executive Education offers an intensive three-week summer programme ideal for undergraduates and recent graduates. This sum ... [+]

Summer Business School

Start your summer in the right direction! LSBF Executive Education offers an intensive three-week summer programme ideal for undergraduates and recent graduates. This summer course is career-oriented and very practical: one day per week is dedicated to company visits.

Summer Business School consists of three courses:

Strategic Management and Leadership Corporate Finance in Practice Global Marketing Practice

Secure your place for the Summer Business School at LSBF Executive Education: you will gain key skills and enjoy London in July.

Course Requirements English language – Common European Framework (CEF) Level B2* or equivalent (all teaching and learning materials are provided in English only) ... [-]
United Kingdom London
July 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

This module is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in international economics and international management. It provides a unique combinat ... [+]

This module is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in international economics and international management. It provides a unique combination of business and economics in lectures focusing on opportunities, threats, and challenges facing future managers and politicians throughout the world.

The economic lectures will cover Europeans macro, climate, trade and competition policies as well as the eastern enlargement of the Union. The business lectures will deal with international financial reporting and taxation, global supply chains and human resource management in the wake of the demographic transition.

Lectures are prepared and presented by professors of the Faculty of Business Management and Economics of the University of Würzburg and partner universities which are all experts in their fields. The lectures are combined with excursions to internationally oriented companies and public institutions which allow for discussions from a more practical perspective.... [-]

Germany Würzburg
July 2019
Full-time
10 days
Campus
University of Southampton International Summer School

When you join the International Summer School 2019, you will study up to six exciting topics across the four weeks you are with us. Each topic is delivered by an internat ... [+]

Join us for a summer of British culture and explore our world-leading research.

When you join the International Summer School 2019, you will study up to six exciting topics across the four weeks you are with us. Each topic is delivered by an internationally-recognised member of academic staff at the University of Southampton working in partnership with one of our many enthusiastic postgraduate research students. Across three engaging and interactive classroom sessions, they will introduce you to their topic of choice, explaining why it is important to them and offering you an insight into the world-class research environment they work in.

You will find each topic is a friendly and engaging experience: you will normally study in groups with around 15 – 20 fellow students, allowing you to form good working relationships and have the opportunity to contribute and discuss in class.... [-]

United Kingdom Southampton
July 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
Imperial College of London

Join us for a summer of discovery. This summer school for current undergraduate students of any nationality offers a unique window into Imperial's revolutionary approache ... [+]

Join us for a summer of discovery. This summer school for current undergraduate students of any nationality offers a unique window into Imperial's revolutionary approaches to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Balancing lectures with practical tasks, it's a chance for you to challenge yourself academically and personally as you join a global community of learners.

You'll also gain a first-hand look at life at a world top 10 universities, with plenty of opportunities to see for yourself why London attracts more international students than any other city in the world.

Learn from experts

The work of our experts in making the world a healthier, safer and cleaner place to live has helped us earn the title of the UK’s most innovative university for the third year running (Reuters’ Europe’s Most Innovative Universities 2018).... [-]

United Kingdom Kensington
August 2019
Full-time
12 days
Campus
European Centre for Career Education

Experience our innovative Business in Context concept and take part in our International Business Global Career Summer Program, taking place 8.7.2019 - 23.8.2019. ... [+]

Best Summer Courses in Business Studies 2019. The concept of "Learning by Experience"

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. Successful graduates are awarded 4 ECTS.

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.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
July 2019
Full-time
3 - 7 weeks
Campus
University Of Rijeka - Faculty of Economics and Business

After a dozen of successful Schools, the Faculty of Economics in Rijeka is organizing the International Summer School - «International Environment and European Integratio ... [+]

Summer School

Deadline for applications is June 11th.

After a dozen of successful Schools, the Faculty of Economics in Rijeka is organizing the International Summer School - «International Environment and European Integration», which will be held from July 2 to July 14, 2018, in Rijeka.

Throughout its entire history, the Summer School has educated more than 300 participants from more than 30 countries of Europe and beyond (Republic of Croatia, Belgium, Russia, Taiwan, France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Mexico, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, etc.).

The goal of the EFRI Summer School is to broaden the knowledge of students of economics, law, political sciences, administration and other related studies on the economic integration process in Europe and its effects on business and other aspects of environment, and to point out the advantages and challenges of economic integration in everyday life.... [-]

Croatia Rijeka
July 2019
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
June 2019
Full-time
3 - 6 weeks
Campus
GEA College

A unique, intensive and extremely fun course providing you knowledge, skills, and techniques needed in the business world. ... [+]

Entrepreneurship Summer School 3 August 2019 – 13 August 2019 Slovenia - Piran and Ljubljana 11Days, 2 Cities, Business Experts / Lecturers, Company Visits Application deadline: 31st of May 2019 What is it? A 11-day programme. A unique, intensive and extremely fun course providing you knowledge, skills, and techniques needed in the business world. The occasion to work on real-case studies and solve real business challenges with very successful entrepreneurs. Opportunity to visit and learn from profitable companies. Modern teaching methods combined with daily trips, enriching social activities and creation of a great international networking.

Learning entrepreneurship through fun and exciting activities will make you a true FUNtrepreneur, a new form of modern entrepreneurship.... [-]

Slovenia Ljubljana
July 2019
Full-time
11 days
Campus
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
June 2019
Full-time
4 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
July 2019
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
July 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
ISC Paris Business School

This program is taught entirely in English. It introduces students to real-world concepts of business and marketing in an international environment and context. ... [+]

This program is taught entirely in English. It introduces students to real-world concepts of business and marketing in an international environment and context.

PROGRAM DETAILS

The program covers topics such as:

Human resources Entrepreneurship Sports marketing Innovation and creativity Hospitality management and tourism The wine sector, including a wine tasting STRENGTHS AND UNIQUE FEATURES

Case studies and group discussions are an integral part of these courses. Guest speakers and corporate site visits will also be included. Students receive a certificate and ECTS credits.

RECOMMENDED FOR

The course is ideally suited for Master or Bachelor students studying business administration. Students studying economics, law, accounting or related fields, MBA students or students currently in the workforce may also apply. HOW? Online application must be received before May 2019. WHERE? ISC Paris campus... [-]

France Paris
July 2019
Full-time
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

The facts in a nutshell... [-]

Germany Bayreuth
June 2019
15 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 2019 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 13th to August 3rd, 2019.

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/international/summer-school-in-iceland/testimonials/ ... [-]

Iceland Borgarnes
July 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Novosibirsk State University

There is the St Nikolas chapel in the center of Novosibirsk City. City legend says that the chapel is a symbol of the geographical center of Russia. The truth or not – ma ... [+]

Who are we?

Novosibirsk State University is located at the heart of Akademgorodok, a world-famous research center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It was founded in the 1960s in the Siberian taiga as the birth place for new ideas and technologies. Now it's a world-class research and educational cluster with 35 research institutes, innovative Technopark and the University at the heart of this well-balanced system.

The main areas of training and research:

Elementary particle physics, Photonics and Quantum Optics, Research of the Arctic, Cancer Therapy Innovation, Chemistry, Materials and Technologies, Genomic Technologies, Biomarkers and Social Behavior, Archeology, Computer Science, Economics and Sociology... [-]

Russia Novosibirsk
August 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus