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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
TOChina HUB

The ChinaMed Business Program (CMBP) offers a unique and intensive set of crash courses – for a total of 200+ hours of intensive training – designed to equip a high-power ... [+]

Essential business training for new Silk Road managers & entrepreneurs

The 7th edition of CMBP is hosted by Peking University and takes place across Beijing, Chongqing, and Shenzhen (China) from July 19th to August 23rd, 2019

The ChinaMed Business Program (CMBP) offers a unique and intensive set of crash courses – for a total of 200+ hours of intensive training – designed to equip a high-power group of prospective managers and entrepreneurs with strategic skills in the areas of business internationalization, cross-cultural management and creative entrepreneurship, with a focus on China and the Euro-Mediterranean region.

The CMBP curriculum has been specially developed by an international team of scholars of contemporary China together with European executive education specialists and China-based professionals. All faculty members are accomplished business executives, legal professionals, and academics from some of the world’s best universities and most dynamic companies.... [-]

China Beijing Chongqing Shenzhen
July 2019
Full-time
5 weeks
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
Ariel University

Ariel University Summer Business School - AUSBS provides local and international students the opportunity to discover and explore the most relevant topics and issues for ... [+]

About the Program

Ariel University Summer Business School - AUSBS provides local and international students the opportunity to discover and explore the most relevant topics and issues for today’s international market. Students will gain a strong foundation in management, innovations, and entrepreneurship through engaging lectures, class discussions, field trips, and case assignments.

Courses in Knowledge Management and Strategic Management will be taught by the leading professors from Long Island University, New York. In addition, the program includes a complementary course on Social Media Marketing (SMM that will be given by the leading experts from Ariel University and Israeli High-Tech community.... [-]

Israel Ari'el
July 2019
Full-time
5 weeks
Campus
Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

This workshop will introduce the power of using prototyping as a process to help you communicate, iterate, and validate new ideas and concepts. ... [+]

CIID Summer School Copenhagen 2018 from CIID on Vimeo.

What is this workshop?

This workshop focuses on the value of prototyping fast and often, regardless of previous design experience, and introduces different prototype fidelities, tips and tricks, and processes for planning and measuring the success of a prototype. We will demonstrate how to prototype at different scales, from interfaces to products, to entire services.

What will you learn? Why we prototype and the value of different prototyping techniques A framework to understand the prototyping process How to know what level of fidelity (low, mid, high) to use for a prototype Paper-prototyping for early-stage discovery and idea-generation How to use Marvel to rapidly create interactive prototypes How to use role-playing and video storytelling techniques to build empathy and communicate your idea ... [-]
Denmark Copenhagen
July 2019
5 days
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
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
EIT Digital Summer School

A key factor in the safety of a city is resilience towards natural disasters e.g. heavy weather, earthquakes, building fires, but also towards man-made events e.g. terror ... [+]

Overview

A key factor in the safety of a city is resilience towards natural disasters e.g. heavy weather, earthquakes, building fires, but also towards man-made events e.g. terrorist attacks. Adding IT technologies to existing disaster management approaches will allow new ways of decentralized and collaborative communication and coordination, data and event recording and replay, and post-event analysis. The design of such a supportive IT structure is an example of “digital transformation” where existing organizations (companies, local municipality administrations, police, fire guards, hospitals, citizens) will have to find new ways of working through a collaborative and interactive change process.... [-]

Belgium Brussels Slovenia Ljubljana France Rennes  + 2 More
June 2019
2 weeks
Campus
EU Business School

The EU Business Summer School is specifically designed for current university students and recent university graduates of any academic backgrounds aged 18+ who are intere ... [+]

The EU Business Summer School is specifically designed for current university students and recent university graduates of any academic backgrounds aged 18+ who are interested in business and considering applying to a business grad school or starting up their own company.

The academic content has been adapted from EU’s MBA offerings to allow you to prepare for your professional future. All courses are taught in English by high-quality professors and business leaders, the same that teach in EU’s top-ranked MBA programs. By joining the program, you will update and upgrade your business knowledge while developing the soft skills necessary for a career boost. Last, but not least, you will have the opportunity to meet and bond with young and entrepreneurial people from all over the world while enjoying your summer break in the most vibrant city on the Mediterranean coast.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
June 2019
Full-time
2 - 8 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
ABC Business Academy

Has Europe always been on your bucket list? Now you have the chance to scratch it off by living and learning in the center of Europe at Munich Business Academy! If you wo ... [+]

Welcome to the unique consultancy experience,

where you'll work on the best European startups to solve complex business challenges.

Why Munich Business Academy?

Has Europe always been on your bucket list? Now you have the chance to scratch it off by living and learning in the center of Europe at our summer program Munich Business Academy! If you would love to learn from European leaders’ success stories, find out some tricks and tips on how to achieve big things in business or you already have some questions about starting your own business idea, you are the perfect candidate for our program in Munich. Get a front row insight into the world of startup challenges mentored by successful entrepreneurs and start working on your business and leadership skills in an intelligent and digitally networked working environment. We guarantee you this summer business course will be the peak of your summer!... [-]

Germany Munich
August 2019
Full-time
14 days
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
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 2019
Campus
Bucksmore Education

Young Entrepreneurs at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia introduces students aged 14-17 to key business concepts. At this prestigious Ivy League university, ... [+]

Young Entrepreneurs at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia introduces students aged 14-17 to key business concepts. At this prestigious Ivy League university, ranked 10th in the world (Times World University Rankings, 2018), students will delve into analytics, management, marketing and finance. They will put their new learnt skills into action, compete in team challenges, and discover who has the most entrepreneurial flair.

Included in Bucksmore Young Entrepreneurs Full-board accommodation. Insurance. Airport transfers. Personalised report card & certificate. Entrances to attractions on excursions. Full activity programme. Course Details

Young Entrepreneurs includes:... [-]

USA Philadelphia
July 2019
Full-time
2 - 4 weeks
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
July 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 weeks
Campus