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Many people decide to further their education on a given topic by enrolling in a summer course, or a short-term academic program intended to enhance skills in a particular subject area.

Just what is a Summer Course in Business? Designed primarily for undergraduates looking to broaden their skillsets in regards to business, these programs vary considerably in terms of content and duration. With that in mind, however, prospective students should anticipate building upon their knowledge of topics like general business practices, business ethics, business administration and accounting principles and practices. Additional attention may be given to human resources considerations, global business practices, management principles and employee-hiring practices, among other areas.

Many students find that taking a summer course helps prepare them for academic success during the regular school year. Many also report that they felt more prepared to continue their business studies after completing the summer course than they did prior.

Students interested in taking a Summer Course in Business will find broad variation among tuition costs for these programs. Because enrollment costs fluctuate due to considerations like where the school offering a program is located and how popular the program proves to be, students should contact each school of interest directly for business course tuition information.

Students who effectively complete summer business programs often do so in an effort to improve their skills before returning to the classroom fulltime. Some participants, however, choose to immediately enter the workforce and use the skills developed in the managerial course in a variety of business-related capacities. Common positions held by course participants include those of retail managers, restaurant managers, accounting assistants, administrative assistants or executive assistants, among others.

Many business summer programs are offered online by schools around the world and are listed in our comprehensive database. 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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Autonomous University of Madrid - Summer School of Economics and Business

Join an exclusive 4-week study program that offers some of UAM’s high-quality courses, all taught in English by top professors and researchers of UAM’s Faculty of Economi ... [+]

Spend your summer studying in Madrid!

We invite you to embark on this life-changing journey to gain a new perspective on your studies, make new friends from all over the world, immerse yourself in a different culture, and discover something new about yourself! Join an exclusive 4-week study program that offers some of UAM’s high-quality courses, all taught in English by top professors and researchers of UAM’s Faculty of Economics and Business Studies.

Summer School of Economics and Business targets international and domestic students keen to gain academic enrichment in Management of Public Environmental Policies, Environmental Taxation, Climate Change Economics, Global Marketing Management, and other cutting-edge economic disciplines.... [-]

Spain Madrid
June 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
SHU-UTS SILC Business School

The aim of the SILC summer school is to provide you with a first-hand economic, cultural & social experience of China. ... [+]

Summer Course

Apply Now for Summer 2017

The aim of the SILC summer school is to provide you with a first-hand economic, cultural & social experience of China.

The Chinese classes, business lectures and industry field trips ensure you have a good understanding of the business communities in China’s rapidly growing economy. You will visit cultural centres in Shanghai and discover the underlying values of Chinese culture and history. During your first week in the summer school, you will be located in Jiading campus, which offers the unique combination of a modern city and a traditional old town. In the second week, you will be accommodated in our Yanchang campus, five stops on the metro from the heart of the world-famous metropolis that is Shanghai. ... [-]

China Shanghai
July 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 weeks
Campus
Ibmec

The Ibmec International Academy 2017 is an intensive business course for undergraduate and graduate students, in which the student will have one week of classes during th ... [+]

The Ibmec International Academy 2017 is an intensive business course for undergraduate and graduate students, in which the student will have one week of classes during the month of July 2017 at the Ibmec Business School, located in Rio de Janeiro. It aims to organize the various aspects of business world in a booming country such as Brazil. Covering Financial Markets, Foreign Trade, Law, Logistical aspects and not only through an economic view but from a political perspective. Given the strength of the country in the sports field, we also offer a course focused on sports management and its business industry.

COURSES

Business in Brazil (20 hours workload, 3 ECTS) Brazilian Law (20 hours workload, 3 ECTS) Brazil: Past, Present and Future (20 hours workload, 3 ECTS) Sports Management (20 hours workload, 3 ECTS) Financial Markets (20 hours workload, 3 ECTS) Brazilian Logistics (20 hours workload, 3 ECTS)... [-]

Brazil Rio de Janeiro
March 2019
Full-time
1 week
Campus
Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria

The SGBS program is open to any graduate student currently attending university/college. Study global strategy, cross-cultural management and social entrepreneurship for ... [+]

Summer Graduate Business Studies is open to any graduate level student currently attending university/college in their respective country.

The program consists of four weeks of innovative graduate level business studies taught by the University of Victoria's award-winning faculty.

The program focuses on:

global strategy cross-cultural management social entrepreneurship

Delivered by the same instructors that teach our own MBA students, the program offers a thorough overview of the fields that garnered Gustavson Business international attention and awards. Global Strategy, Cross-Cultural Management and Social Entrepreneurship are key areas of specialization for Gustavson. We have adapted the format of our regular MBA courses to present you with a rigorous, innovative term of study. The program is equivalent to three graduate level courses.... [-]

Canada Victoria
June 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
Go For it Brussels

Why not use your summer to advance your resume and get real-life experience in the domain you are interested in? Brussels is the cosmopolitan melting pot of Europe, a gre ... [+]

Aren’t you tired of browsing job adverts that require experience? And how are you supposed to GET experience anyway?

We can help

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student in a university in the EU, or in Norway or Switzerland, this is the program for you! We will help you transition smoothly from the academic to the professional world.

What you get:

an internship placement in your area of interest: we will find it for you, after consulting you: no need to send 100 applications career development coaching: from cv and cover letter optimisation to advice on your LinkedIn profile, we will coach you on finding and presenting your strengths and pinpointing the value you can bring local orientation and advice, so you never feel lost in an unfamiliar jungle: you will always have a friendly person to call if you want help or advice Start in pole position ... [-]
Belgium Brussels
Open Enrollment
Full-time
2 - 6 months
Campus
IES Abroad

Our program guarantees you an internship in Austria that will help you develop professional skills to jump-start your career and make you more attractive to employers in ... [+]

Why Vienna?

Starting Summer 2019, IES Internships will begin offering full-time placements in Vienna—the home of our very first IES Abroad Center.

As an IES intern, you’ll enjoy the history, rich culture, and professional opportunities that the political and economic capital of Austria has to offer. Recently ranked first in the Mercer Quality of Living survey, there’s nowhere and no way better to spend your summer than with a full-time internship in Vienna.

Your Internship

Our program guarantees you an internship in Austria that will help you develop professional skills to jump-start your career and make you more attractive to employers in today’s competitive job market.... [-]

Austria Vienna
May 2019
Full-time
8 weeks
Campus
IES Abroad

Your six-week stay at one of the world’s oldest universities lets you experience the unique Cambridge-style learning of small class sizes with a focus on intense classroo ... [+]

Why Cambridge?

Spend your summer studying at the University of Cambridge, the alma mater of Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Goodall, to name a few. Hosted by King’s College and Pembroke College, two of the university’s 31 autonomous colleges, your summer in historic Cambridge will engage you academically and culturally.

Take course work within your field of study, or branch out and take a class in a new discipline. No matter the subject, you’ll receive direct interaction with your lecturers in small discussion-based classes. During your free time, explore beautiful parks, riverside restaurants, and prestigious museums in the charming city of Cambridge.

What You'll Study ... [-]
United Kingdom Cambridge
July 2019
Full-time
6 weeks
Campus
IES Abroad

An IES internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in to ... [+]

Overview

Much more than a stunning location, Sydney is one of the world’s most multicultural cities - an international fusion of culture, languages, and ideas with nearly five million residents. Sydney is both energetic and engaging, a hub for innovation across a number of industries.

Spend endless hours exploring Sydney’s famous beaches and coastal walks. The sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour await, a playground for Sydneysiders and visitors alike. Bordering Sydney harbour you’ll find national parks, World Heritage sites, hidden beaches, and abundant Aboriginal heritage. At night, take in a show at the iconic Sydney Opera House, enjoy a meal at a historic Sydney pub, or delve into Sydney’s live music scene.... [-]

Australia Sydney
June 2019
Full-time
2 months
Campus
IES Abroad

Intern in the financial hub and largest city of China—Shanghai. This thoroughly modern city, nicknamed “the Paris of the East”, features a heavy influence from Western bu ... [+]

Overview

Intern in the financial hub and largest city of China—Shanghai. This thoroughly modern city, nicknamed “the Paris of the East”, features a heavy influence from Western business, culture, and architecture. As an IES intern in Shanghai, you’ll be fully immersed in the multicultural life of this metropolis. Imagine heading to work by ferry, subway, bus, or foot. Then later enjoying lunch from any one of the 23 Chinese provinces or cuisine from more than 20 countries.

An IES Internship in Shanghai develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. You’ll be guaranteed an unpaid placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 32 hours a week. We will work with you to find the closest placement match between your professional and personal goals with what’s available in Shanghai.... [-]

China Shanghai
June 2019
Full-time
8 weeks
Campus
IES Abroad

An IES Internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in to ... [+]

Overview

Witness the continued economic growth that has transformed this capital city into a financial, political, and cultural hub for Chile and South America. Home to more than five million people, Santiago is Chile’s industrial and financial center, and has a dynamic business sector, as well.

Commute to work via the bus or metro, and step out for a lunch of caldillo de congrio (a traditional fish stew) or empanadas at the Mercado Central.

An IES Internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. The optional language class increases your Spanish language proficiency and fluency.... [-]

Chile Santiago
May 2019
Full-time
2 months
Campus
IES Abroad

An IES Internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in to ... [+]

Overview

Why Rome?

The city is virtually an outdoor museum and history lesson with streets filled with ancient buildings, statues, and monuments: the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and the Vatican. Rome is home to both multi-national organizations and many smaller, family-owned companies.

Rome, with 2,500 years of history, is the apex of archaeology, art, and museums in Italy. Walk to work or take the Metropolitana (subway), bus, or tram. Lunch is a culinary indulgence of fresh pasta, seafood, and, of course, pizza.

An IES Internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. The optional language class increases your Italian language proficiency and fluency. While Italian is not required, some fields may require a basic understanding of the local language.... [-]

Italy Rome
May 2019
Full-time
2 months
Campus
IES Abroad

An IES internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in to ... [+]

Overview

Intern in one of the world's highest-regarded cities for culture and international business. Walk or take the bus through the city’s vibrant streets, or hop on the Métro to get to work. Lunchtime means quiche or a sandwich au jambon in a nearby café, followed by a leisurely espresso or tea. An IES internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market.

You'll be guaranteed an unpaid placement at a local business or organization, where you'll work for at least 25 hours a week. You also will enroll in a required 3- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns, where you’ll learn about a variety of local business settings and opportunities.... [-]

France Paris
May 2019
Full-time
2 months
Campus
IES Abroad

Intern in this amazing metropolis, a center for global banking & business, and for arts and culture. Take the New York City Subway to work (the world's oldest, larges ... [+]

Overview

Intern in this amazing metropolis, a center for global banking & business, and for arts and culture. Take the New York City Subway to work (the world's oldest, largest, and most-used public transit system) in this incredibly diverse and exciting city, where everything is at your fingertips. Lunch might be a pastrami sandwich or a knish from a traditional Jewish deli, a slice of classic New York-style pizza, or a fresh and exotic concoction from a trendy juice bar.

An IES internship in New York City develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today's competitive job market. Whether you enroll in the 8- or 10-week program, you'll be guaranteed an unpaid internship placement at a local business or organization, where you'll work for at least 32 hours a week. We will work with you to help find the closest match between your expressed preferences and professional goals with what's available via IES Internships in New York.... [-]

USA New York
June 2019
Full-time
8 - 10 weeks
Campus
IES Abroad

An IES Internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in to ... [+]

Overview

Why Milan?

Business, fashion, and design all converge in Milan— Italy’s second largest city—where old Italian tradition blends with modern innovation. Be inspired by Milan’s notable institutions, from the Teatro alla Scala to the Borsa Italiana, Italy’s main stock exchange. How will a full-time internship program in Italy’s business capital transform you?

You can practically feel Italy’s pulse in fast-paced Milan. Getting to work is a breeze with the tram, subway, and bus systems. For lunch, grab a quick pasta al pesto with your coworkers, fill up on risotto alla Milanese, or the region’s famed ossobuco.

An IES Internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. The optional language class increases your Italian language proficiency and fluency. While Italian is not required, some fields may require a basic understanding of the local language. Speak with an IES Internships Advisor to learn more.... [-]

Italy Milan
May 2019
Full-time
2 months
Campus
IES Abroad

An IES internship in London develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your ca ... [+]

Overview

There’s no doubt that this bustling city, rich with history, culture, and diversity will transform you.Take the Tube to work or a double decker bus. Grab some fish and chips for lunch. Experience all this global center of business, culture, architecture, and learning has to offer.

An IES internship in London develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. You’ll be guaranteed an unpaid placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 32 hours a week. We will work with you to help find the closest match between your expressed preferences and professional goals with what’s available via IES Internships in London.... [-]

United Kingdom London
May 2019
Full-time
2 months
Campus